PFH acquires Dublin cloud consultancy TerraAlto to create 100 Irish jobs

Irish ICT and managed services provider, PFH Technology Group, has acquired Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting partner, TerraAlto. The purchase of the Dublin-based cloud consultants will create a hundred new jobs across Dublin, Cork and Galway. As an AWS partner in advanced consulting and managed services, TerraAlto helps clients through their digital transformation journeys by… … Read more

Cloud Tech News, Virtual Hybrid Cloud Event, January 2022

Cloud Tech News, in association with TechForge Media, is hosting Hybrid Cloud Congress – a virtual event focusing on the business benefits born out of combining and unifying public cloud and private cloud services to create a single, adaptable, swift, and cost-optimal IT infrastructure. ABOUT THE EVENT Hybrid Cloud Congress, taking place virtually on 18… … Read more

IBM launches modernisation centre to support hybrid cloud adoption

Tech giant IBM has unveiled the IBM Z and Cloud Modernisation Centre, describing it as a “digital front door to training, resources, and ecosystem partners” to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption. The centre promises to modernise clients’ applications, data, and processes through the value of open hybrid cloud architecture. Clients will be given insights on maintaining… … Read more

Kronos Cloud hit by ransomware attack and warns of data breach

Kronos Private Cloud, a HR management platform, has suffered a ransomware attack which puts many of its high-profile customers’ data at risk. Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG), Kronos’ parent company, said the attack will bring down the service for “several weeks” and advised customers to “evaluate and implement alternative business continuity protocols related to the affected… … Read more

3 ways to get the most out of a multi-cloud

As people continue to rely on online platforms to stay connected, businesses are digitally offloading the bulk of their operations onto cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and VMware. And this investment in cloud solutions is growing. Nearly 70% of organisations using cloud services plan to increase their cloud spending in the… … Read more

How Zoopla recontracted 90% of its customers remotely during lockdown

Zoopla is a comprehensive portal for property sales and lettings in the UK. The website and app provide users with information on sold property prices and current value estimates, area trends and statistics, as well as a directory of expert local estate agents. Conga, a specialist in commercial operations transformation, helped Zoopla transform its commercial… … Read more

AWS outage takes down Coinbase, Netflix, Disney+

Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered an outage on December 7 that knocked out a number of websites and services, including Coinbase, Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon’s own e-commerce site. AWS’ website notified users that it was experiencing issues with a number of APIs and the AWS Management Console. Problems were confined to AWS’ main US-East-1 region,… … Read more

KPMG breaks world record for views on a cloud education video

KPMG, a multinational professional services firm, has broken the Guinness World Records title for the most views on a cloud technology learning video on YouTube in 24 hours. From noon on November 17 until noon November 18, 2,964 people watched the lesson video as part of KPMG’s ‘Cloud Curious Challenge’. Viewers included KPMG employees from… … Read more

AWS unveils new Graviton and machine learning chips at re:Invent

At this year’s re:Invent conference, Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled its latest Graviton processor chip and a new machine learning chip called Trainium. The Graviton 3 is the newest generation of Amazon’s ARM-based processor and is designed to compete with Intel and AMD central processors. Heralded as 25 percent faster than the last generation, AWS… … Read more