Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • Google to bring its cloud platform to Australia

    Google will next year launch a Sydney Google Cloud Region as part of a significant program of geographical expansion. In addition to Sydney, Google will launch regions in Mumbai, Singapore, Northern Virginia, São Paulo, London, Finland and Frankfurt.

    30 Sept. 16 08:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Google will shore up one of its biggest cloud weaknesses next year

    Google announced a major change to its cloud platform infrastructure on Thursday that will help shore up one of the company's biggest weaknesses relative to competitors like Microsoft and Amazon. The company will be launching 8 new regions around the world next year.

    30 Sept. 16 04:28 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Werner Vogels on the rise and rise of AWS in Australia

    The customers around the table are gushing in their praise for Amazon CTO Werner Vogels. One puts his arm round the Dutchman’s broad shoulders to pose for a selfie: “If that’s ok? I’ve got to get one.”

    29 Sept. 16 08:00 Written by George Nott
  • 10 tips for a successful cloud plan

    How do you get started using the cloud? To have a successful cloud deployment, it’s helpful to have a plan. The following 10 tips are key for a successful cloud rollout.

    28 Sept. 16 18:59 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Video: What’s it like to be a cloud startup

    In a market dominated by vendors like Amazon, Microsoft and Google is there room for startups? Cloud Chronicles visited ClearSky Data in downtown Boston to find out.

    28 Sept. 16 03:38 Written by Brandon Butler
  • As Adobe, Microsoft Azure ink cloud partnership, Amazon looms

    To kick off his company’s Ignite conference in Atlanta this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Adobe will run three of its most popular software as a service apps on the Microsoft Azure IaaS cloud. The move is a power play by Microsoft, but it should be taken with a grain of salt: Adobe uses Azure competitor Amazon Web Services heavily, too.

    27 Sept. 16 06:51 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Microsoft continues pushing hybrid cloud with new launches

    Microsoft continued its push to get companies on the hybrid cloud train on Monday, with the launch of several products all tailored at helping bridge on-premises datacenters and the public cloud.

    27 Sept. 16 01:15 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Telstra combines SDN and cloud offerings

    Telstra has brought its software-defined network services offerings PEN (the former Pacnet Enabled Network) and its own SDN/NFV service developed in conjunction with Cisco under the umbrella of its cloud services division.

    23 Sept. 16 11:01 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Does Oracle have a shot in the public cloud vs. Amazon and Microsoft?

    This week at OpenWorld Oracle czar Larry Ellison has some fighting words for AWS, announcing that new features in the second generation of the company’s cloud would give the leader of the IaaS public cloud computing market a run for its money. Does Oracle really have a shot at that?

    22 Sept. 16 22:19 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Larry Ellison says Amazon is '20 years behind' Oracle

    Larry Ellison continued his assault on Amazon during his second keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld on Tuesday, with a host of benchmarks that showed his company's database outperforming its public cloud competition.

    21 Sept. 16 09:22 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • 9 keys to having a HIPAA-compliant cloud

    For a public IaaS cloud environment to be compliant with strict data privacy laws from HIPAA certain controls must be put in place. Here are 9 examples.

    20 Sept. 16 20:00 Written by Brandon Butler
  • More work needed on CBA’s backend systems, says bank’s digital chief

    The Commonwealth Bank’s mammoth core modernisation program helped it claim the title of the country’s first ‘real time’ financial institution, but there is still more to do to move some of CBA’s systems away from batch processing according to Pete Steel.

    20 Sept. 16 16:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Google's new acquisition makes building chatbots easier

    Google took a shot at Facebook's chatbot-building services on Monday with its acquisition of, a company that helps developers build and improve conversational interfaces for their services.

    20 Sept. 16 08:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank

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