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Deep dive: How Pure Fusion plans to implement storage classes

Flash storage pioneer Pure Storage recently announced it will upgrade its Fusion control plane to make storage capacity in its arrays available via storage classes that allow it to be easily provisioned to any application needs it. That potentially brings lots of advantages as it makes storage simpler and more easily consumable by multiple applications…

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Hybrid cloud storage vs on-premise: What data goes where?

For enterprises that want to extend their storage strategy, the public cloud is a place to start that can bring quick wins. After all, cloud technology is quick to deploy, needs little to no capital outlay, and can grow quickly with the business to store more data, especially unstructured data. Analyst Gartner predicts that enterprises…

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Microsoft and Google’s GHG emissions gains call viability of net-zero targets into question

The financial results of the world’s biggest three hyperscale cloud companies have seen Amazon, Google and Microsoft all credit growing customer demand for artificial intelligence (AI) services for boosting their respective profit, revenue and market share totals. The downside to this growth, particularly where Google and Microsoft are concerned, is that it appears to be…

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Samsung follows LG and expands AirPlay availability in hotel rooms

AirPlay in hotel rooms is one of the top iPhone features that was announced with iOS 17. While this feature was released with iOS 17.3, it didn’t actually start working until April this year when Apple announced LG TVs in IHG Hotels & Resorts would use AirPlay in its rooms to privately and securely help people stream…

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SAP public cloud migration requires architectural rethink

While almost three-quarters (74%) of in-progress SAP S/4HANA implementation projects are being deployed on public clouds, analyst Gartner has urged IT leaders to avoid simply mirroring their on-premise setups in the cloud. Gartner’s Top practices for deploying SAP S/4HANA in the public cloud report identifies several benefits of public cloud deployments, including the ability to…

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Kubernetes at 10: Building stateful app storage and data protection

Kubernetes is 10 years’ old. Mid-2024 sees the 10th birthday of the market-leading container orchestration platform. That decade started as containers emerged as a new way to virtualise applications, but storage and data protection functionality was practically non-existent. Now, Kubernetes offers a mature container platform for cloud-native applications, with all that’s required for the storage…

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UK government’s M365 use under scrutiny after Microsoft’s ‘no guarantee of sovereignty’ disclosure

The dominant hold that Microsoft has on government IT is coming under close scrutiny, following the software giant’s disclosure it cannot guarantee the sovereignty of UK policing data hosted within its hyperscale cloud infrastructure. As exclusively revealed by Computer Weekly on 19 June, Microsoft has advised Scottish policing bodies it cannot guarantee that data hosted…

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EU chief slams Apple’s decision not to launch AI on iPhones in Europe

Ahead of Apple’s iOS 18 beta 2 release early this week, the company announced it doesn’t plan to bring Apple Intelligence and certain other iOS 18 features to Europe due to regulatory fears. In a statement issued at the time, Apple said: “We are concerned that the interoperability requirements of the DMA could force us…

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Police Scotland did not consult ICO about high-risk cloud system

Police Scotland chose not to consult the data regulator before deploying its cloud-based digital evidence-sharing system, despite identifying a number of “high risks” with the data processing, freedom of information (FOI) disclosures have revealed. The disclosures also show that although the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) had previously been informed of the risks and acknowledged them,…

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True cloud security requires in-depth understanding

As with most endeavours, incorporating security into the process as early as possible is essential when building or migrating to technologies such as the cloud. Whether you are beginning your journey of migrating key services to the cloud or launching a cloud-native evergreen project, involving security specialists with a deep understanding of the cloud security…

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