Cloud News & Articles

The Great Hack: the film that goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal

This week sees the release of The Great Hack, a Netflix documentary that is the first feature-length attempt to gather all the strands of the affair into some sort of narrative – though it is one contested even by those appearing in the film. “This…

69% of restaurants use multiple technologies, but many want all-in-one system

Dive Brief: While 26% of restaurants use one technology vendor, 22% use three vendors and 26% use four or more, according to Toast's 2019 Restaurant Success Report. Only 3% said they do not partner with any tech vendors.  The technologies…

Netflix outlines how it spent $1.5B on tech in 2018

Dive Brief: Netflix spent about $1.5 billion on technology over the last 12 months, according to the company's Q2 2019 earnings call. The "majority" of the tech budget is a fixed cost investment, allocated for Netflix's business growth, said Gregory…

SAP extends hardware deal with Intel as part of broader partnership push

Dive Brief: Intel and SAP struck a multiyear partnership aimed at optimizing Intel’s Xeon Scalable processors and Optane DC persistent memory for its use in SAP’s enterprise software applications, including SAP S/4HANA, the companies announced…

With 5G deployment ramping up, AT&T partners with Microsoft

Dive Brief: AT&T is migrating "much of its" workforce to Microsoft 365, building on plans to become a "public cloud first" company by 2024, AT&T and Microsoft announced Wednesday in a deal focused on cloud, AI and 5G. AT&T had 268,220 employees,…

Digital strategy evolving as IT takes on 'evangelist' role

Dive Brief: The CIO and CEO are the "most aligned" C-suite members on a company's technology strategy, according to an Apptio survey of 555 global C-suite across nine industries. The CIO and CFO are the least aligned.   Almost two-thirds…

In an undersupplied talent market, companies must become remote-friendly

Dive Brief: In a strained tech talent market, 43% of developers say the ability to work remotely is the most important factor when considering a new role, according to a survey from New York cloud infrastructure provider Digital Ocean. The study,…

Microsoft wants to operate above a 99.995% Azure uptime

Dive Brief: Microsoft is working to improve Azure reliability across its 54 cloud regions, said Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure, in a blog post Monday. As part of the effort, Microsoft is adding a quality engineering team into the…

As its workforce gets younger, EY tries AI to enhance employee experience

Digital native millennials represent a growing slice of the 261,000 employees who power professional services firm EY. To respond to a connected workforce that seeks a better experience in the workplace, the London-based company turned to SAP's…

Target brings in Facebook vet to lead tech ops

Dive Brief: Target has brought in a Facebook veteran as senior vice president of infrastructure and operations for its tech team. The mass merchant said Monday in a press release that Hari Govind will oversee cloud computing, network connectivity…

AT&T, IBM build on 20-year history with cloud, networking agreement

Dive Brief: AT&T Business and IBM inked a joint agreement Tuesday, where Big Blue will serve as the telecommunication company's primary developer and cloud provider operational applications. AT&T Business will also serve as the main software…

Calculating the Kube roots: Why 2019’s KubeCon represented a milestone for the industry

The latest iteration of KubeCon and CloudNativeCon, which took place in Barcelona last week, felt like something of a milestone – and not one shoehorned in for marketing purposes, either. It is true however that Kubernetes came into being…