Bharti Airtel teams up with AWS for digital transformation in India

Indian telecoms provider Bharti Airtel has announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver cloud solutions to customers across the country.

The partnership heavily features Airtel Cloud, the telco's multi-cloud product and solutions business. Airtel Cloud will build an AWS Cloud Practice, as well as develop Airtel Cloud products and capabilities leveraging AWS services.

Airtel Cloud will offer customers various AWS services as part...

How IT spending has changed during Covid-19: Three insights from recent surveys

The Covid-19 pandemic has to date killed more than 700,000 people while unleashing the deepest economic recession since the Second World War. The World Bank forecasts the global economy will register a negative growth of 5.2% in 2020, disrupting the livelihoods of millions of global citizens.

The pandemic has also brought profound changes for information technology (IT) teams. Long viewed as the back office, IT departments have had to play a crucial role in helping their...

Global IaaS market worth $44.5 billion in 2019, says Gartner

The infrastructure as a service (IaaS) space keeps on growing: new data from Gartner has argued the global market was worth $44.5 billion last year, with the hyperscalers further entrenching their positions.

The analyst firm said in a note the worldwide IaaS market grew 37.7% in 2019, with the top five players accounting for 80% of the market, up from 77% the year before.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) remained top of the shop as of the end of 2019, with Gartner estimating a...

Privacy Shield ruling could lead to dark clouds ahead for hyperscalers, advocates warn

The ending of the Privacy Shield agreement by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could have serious ramifications for the major hyperscale cloud providers, according to privacy activists.

Privacy Shield is an EU-US agreement which 'provides companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements in support of transatlantic commerce', in the words of the framework's website statement.

Max Schrems, a leading privacy advocate,...

Misconfigurations remain alarmingly common in cloud storage services, says Accurics

Misconfigured cloud storage services are common in the vast majority of cloud deployments, with the issue expected to exacerbate, according to new analysis.

The finding comes from security provider Accurics, whose latest State of DevSecOps Report found that misconfigurations were found in 93% of cloud deployments analysed, with the majority having at least one network exposure where a security group was left wide open.

Most worrying is that many emerging...

Why securing Kubernetes requires a native toolset

A now-classic 2014 study by IBM concluded that an astonishing 95 percent of all digital security breaches it investigated were either caused, or contributed to, by human error – presumably including those of the software developers. The remaining few were largely the results of technical faux pas. Subsequent disclosures about breaches and attacks have cited the same finding - with all kinds of digital tools, it’s easy for people to make mistakes. Often the root cause is...

AWS beats $10bn in revenues again – albeit slowed growth – while Google Cloud breaks $3bn

Amazon Web Services (AWS) broke the $10 billion revenue mark again for its most recent quarter - albeit with slowed growth - while Google Cloud has seen a 43% year-over-year climb in an otherwise challenging quarter for Alphabet.

AWS recorded $10.8bn (£8.23bn) in revenues for Q220, an increase of just under 29% from this time last year and a rise of 5.8% from the previous quarter. Google Cloud, meanwhile, broke the $3bn mark at $3.01bn (£2.29bn). Total revenues for Amazon and...

Google Cloud and Orange team up as cloud-telco cauldron continues to bubble

Google Cloud and Orange have announced a strategic partnership utilising edge computing and artificial intelligence (AI) among others as Google's European cloud expansion continues.

The deal, while under the partnership banner, can be seen more as another customer win chalked up for Google. Google will help 'accelerate the transformation of Orange's IT infrastructure and the development of future cloud services, in particular edge computing', according to the press...

Why security needs to be integral to DevOps

Bottom line: DevOps and security teams need to leave one-time gating inspections in the past and pursue a more collaborative real-time framework to achieve their shared compliance, security and time-to-market goals.

Shorter product lifecycles the need to out-innovate competitors and exceed customer expectations with each new release are a few of the many reasons why DevOps is so popular today. Traditional approaches to DevOps teams collaborating with security aren’t working today...

Cloud executive demand soars due to Covid-19, data shows

The Covid-19 pandemic has found an accelerated demand for cloud services - and it has also resulted in an increased need for premium executive talent.

According to findings from executive search company Leadership Capital Group, queries for senior cloud executives in the digital realm are up 224% since March.

The company said there was an 'acute need for organisations to execute an effective cloud strategy.' Findings were based on search requests for cloud executives...