Beancounters at research outfit KCOM have added up some numbers and asked 250 C-level decision makers across several industries, including healthcare, government, and retail what they were thinking about.
The outfit made the statement after publishing that it made more than 23 per cent more during the year ended December and banked $136.8 billion.
Revenue for Google Cloud Platform is mentioned in the figures under “other revenues” segment along with its Play app store and hardware units. Sales for this group of products was up 31 per cent to $6.49 billion.
The vendor’s share price fell more than four percent in after-hours trading, with sales slightly below expectations. Revenue for the three months ending 31 December increased 12 percent to $10.3 billion.
Microsoft did not mention its Azure revenue numbers, but offers a year-on-year growth figure. In this quarter sales rose 76 per ent, continuing a long-running trend of high double-digit growth.
This means that geographically distributed enterprises can now execute multi-cloud strategies with the same network and application availability and resiliency they’ve come to expect from their EdgeConnect branch site deployments.
Javier Torres, VP of EMEA channels said that the switch to cloud-based services would eventually result in “fewer and better” partners specialising in Oracle’s cloud services.
Speaking to the assembled throngs at an Oracle OpenWorld event in London, Torres said that although this may look like a threat to partners’ current business models, they should view it as an opening to win more business.
Partner boss Joe Macri told the assembled throngs at the outfit’s London Partner Executive Summit that Vole was pushing cloud-first business models with some success.
The idea is to extend opportunities to value-added distributors (VAD) and global systems integrators (GSI) along with additional opportunities for resellers. The new updates provide benefits to partners across the industry.
The move should mean that Rubrik can cut storage costs of archived data that is infrequently accessed. The new integration provides customers with an additional option to further optimise their cloud archive storage costs.
BlueData was founded in 2012 and has raised £30.6 million. HPE said the deal will “significantly expand” its footprint in the AI and machine-learning space and bolster its big data analytics capabilities.
Milan Shetti, SVP of HPE’s storage and big data business, said: “BlueData has developed an innovative and effective solution to address the pain points all companies face when contemplating, implementing, and deploying AI/ML and big data analytics.
CXD is an intelligent, software-defined platform that enables customers to dynamically provision connectivity and dedicated hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) on-demand within and across Cyxtera data centres. Provisioned via API or web portal, enterprises usingCXD can easily procure, deploy, and configure services in less than a day, allowing for rapid expansion of existing colocation environments and speeding time to market in new locations.
The current CEO of Google Cloud Diane Greene will continue through January, working with Mr Kurian to ensure a smooth transition and will remain a Director on the board of Alphabet, Google’s parent company.
Kurian worked at Oracle for 22 years but quit over disagreements with Executive Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison over the future course of the company as the Cloud business gets highly competitive.
“Kurian, a respected technologist and executive, will be joining Google Cloud on November 26 and transitioning into the Google Cloud leadership role in early 2019”, Ms Greene said in a statement on Friday.
The outfit serves small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through more than 3,000 MSP partners. Globally, Datto now serves more than 500,000 SMEs in over 130 countries through over 14,000 MSPs.
Datto said that its increasing investment in EMEA has created a wide-array of partner-focused employees, with product management teams and staff dedicated to building products, servicing, and supporting Datto partners. Datto continues to hire in EMEA.
Datto has recruited over 750 new MSP partners in EMEA since the start of the year, achieving over a 40 percent year-over-year increase.
Datto’s local workforce now has more than 230 European employees located across seven offices. In addition to the company’s data centres in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Iceland, Datto invested in a new data centre in the United Kingdom at the start of 2018, and is opening a new data centre in Germany in the first half of 2019, aiming to migrate European customers’ data in time for Brexit.
Paul Burns, chief technology officer at Technology Services Group said that the Datto and Autotask merger brought together two organisations, which has been fantastic for the channel,” commented.
“As a Datto partner, this is an exciting time for our business, and we are eager to see the rapid innovation cycle continue across all product lines.”
SMEs are increasingly outsourcing their IT needs to MSPs due to continued technology investment and stricter data regulations, providing tremendous growth opportunities for MSPs.