Cart.com partners with Google Cloud to accelerate global E-commerce

E-commerce

Cart.com, the E-commerce as a service (ECaaS) provider, has entered into a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to bring advanced analytics to the 2,500 brands using its platform.

Founded last year during the global pandemic, the Texas-based company aims to democratise online retail by giving small brands the same end-to-end capabilities as the world's largest online retailers.

Its product suite combines marketing, technology, and fulfilment capabilities into one...

Velocix unveils new hyperscaling video analytics platform

Video Streaming

Video streaming supplier Velocix has launched a cloud-native video analytics platform, called Velocix Analytics, designed for pay TV providers.

The platform is built to provide insights into streaming efficiency as well as audience quality of experience and behaviour.

In practice, this means data is collected at each step in the content delivery workflow by tapping into CDNs, origin servers, and ad insertion platforms.

Jim Brickmeier, chief marketing and...

Alibaba data centres to expand throughout Asia in 2022

Map of Asia

Alibaba is expanding its cloud business within Asia as it plans to open data centres in South Korea and Thailand in 2022.

The Chinese e-commerce giant has previously been focused on other countries in the region, such as Singapore and the Philippines, where it was competing with major US providers Amazon and Microsoft.

Already the biggest cloud provider in China, Alibaba data centres abroad help businesses in those countries to access Alibaba’s cloud services, whilst...

Forcepoint acquires Bitglass to bolster its SASE architecture

Forcepoint CEO - Manny Revilo

Cloud cybersecurity leader Forcepoint is continuing its M&A spree this year with its latest acquisition of Silicon Valley startup, Bitglass.

Bitglass delivers a cloud-native security service edge (SSE) platform that secures access to and usage of information as organisations undergo transitioning to the cloud.

Forcepoint plans to use the platform to complement its data-first secure access service edge (SASE) architecture.

The expectation is that this move...

Alibaba Cloud delivers new server chips to optimise cloud computing services

Jeff Zhang, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

Alibaba Cloud, the digital tech and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has developed an in-house processor design for use in its data centres. 

The server chips, named Yitian 710, are custom-built by Alibaba Group's chip development business, T-Head. Powered by these chips, Alibaba Cloud also announced the development of its proprietary servers, called Panjiu. The combination is set to enhance the company's leading cloud services by optimising computing performance and...

Monaco launches Europe’s first state sovereign cloud

A view of Monaco.

Monaco’s Government has launched Monaco Cloud, the first sovereign cloud operation in Europe.

Part of the Extended Monaco programme, which is billed as the Monegasque model in a digital world, the cloud is said to be a key tool in the deployment of economic influence in Monaco and beyond its borders. 

With 5G coverage, 10 Giga Fibre for individuals and the deployment of digital identity, the Principality of Monaco believes it has the necessary digital...

Cloud computing firm OVHcloud experiences network outage ahead of IPO

Octave Klaba

French cloud computing company, OVHcloud, has experienced a network outage on October 13, just two days before it was due to launch one of the country’s largest initial public offerings of 2021.

The firm’s founder and chairman, Octave Klaba, said the downtime was caused by "human error" while one of its US-based datacentres was being reconfigured.

He said: "A wrong configuration of the router caused the network to fail," adding that OVHcloud was able to restore the...

Ada Lovelace Day: Tech’s most influential women share their views

Ada Lovelace

Tuesday October 12 marks Ada Lovelace Day, an annual celebration championing the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Lovelace, who helped implement visionary insights on computing, leaves a lasting legacy of the importance of female diversity. Yet, despite her achievements, there were one million women in STEM roles in 2020, equating to only 24% of the STEM workforce.

With a cross parliamentary report concluding that...

Oracle partners with Telecom Italia to bring cloud services to Italy

Rome, Italy

Oracle has signed a collaborative agreement with Telecom Italia (TIM) and its cloud division Noovle to bring multi-cloud services to enterprises and public sector organisations in Italy.

The new partnership plans to “utilise advanced cloud infrastructure technologies to support [the] goal of advancing Italy's digital modernisation”, a press release said.

Within the alliance, Noovle will provide a network of Italian data centres, TIM will bring its sales network, and...

Thales and Google to create joint French sovereign cloud company

French Flag

Thales, the French aerospace and defence company, is joining forces with Google to offer state-approved cloud services to French enterprises and the country’s public sector.

The sovereign cloud offering will be operated by a joint company that Thales will be the majority shareholder in.

Despite this majority, the partnership between Thales, Europe’s largest defence electronics supplier, and Google is a clear acknowledgement of US superiority in cloud...