Category: Cloud Computing

Oracle smashes cloud targets with more to come

Oracle announced earnings above expectations in its Q2 results. Total revenues were up 6.6% to $9.6 billion. Cloud SaaS revenues were up 55% alone to $1.1 billion and cloud PaaS revenue up 21% to $396 million. Even on-premises software revenues were up 9% to $7.7 billion. The latter showing a strength in the loyalty of…

Oracle expands its security portfolio

Oracle is expanding its security portfolio and helping more partners achieve Oracle Partner Network Specialisations in Security and Systems Management Cloud Services. The Oracle Identity SOC (Security Operations Center) portfolio is built around announcements first unveiled at Oracle OpenWorld 2017. It is to be backed by new partner programmes such as the Identity SOC Security…

Equinix connects IBX data centres for greater performance

Global interconnection and data center vendor Equinix has announced plans for increased connectivity between its IBX exchanges. Each International Business Exchange (IBX) will be connected both physically and virtually to each other. This will create a new high-speed inter-metro fabric to be called the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric. It will be based on the existing Equinix…

Microsoft and SAP get even closer

Microsoft and SAP have announced an expansion to their partnership.  There are several components of the announcement that will see the companies go to market jointly. There are four components to the extended agreement: Microsoft will deploy S/4HANA to run its internal finance operation. SAP will move its key internal systems to Microsoft Azure. The companies…

OVH  launches new private cloud for US

OVH  has announced its next-generation private cloud for US customers. It is built on top of the vCloud Air acquisition that the company completed earlier this year. The company describes this as an evolution of the vCloud Air offering. It is also hoping this will help increase its market share in the US. A month…

Serendipity opens unexpected doors for Reactive Technologies

Serendipity opened unexpected doors for Reactive Technologies when it began a pilot project with the UK’s National Grid. The pilot’s objective was to use the electricity network for data transmission. It was not to open a wholly new business opportunity by addressing a quite different, known problem. Yet this is what occurred. Reactive Technologies (Reactive)…

IBM announces Cloud Private software platform

IBM has announced the IBM Cloud Private software platform. It claims it will help customers unlock billions of dollars in technology investment around core data and applications. It is also targeting the extension of cloud-native tools across both public and private clouds What is IBM Cloud Private? IBM is looking to close the gap between…

Equinix widens reach of Oracle Cloud

  Equinix has announced a major expansion of its dedicated, private access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The deal sees OCI connected to another 16 Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres. According to Robert Blackburn, Global Managing Director, Oracle Strategic Alliance, Equinix: “We are excited to continue our collaboration with Oracle and extend this…

Google DLP API protects sensitive data

In March, Google launched a beta for its new Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Application Programming Interface (API). That product is now in production and with Google claiming that it can identify up to 50 types of sensitive data. Among those data types are credit card numbers, names and phone numbers. Developers can now identify data…