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Satya's on several cloud nines – as in, billions of dollars

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella march into the cloud seems to be paying off for the Windows 10 and Office 365 giant: on Thursday, the biz announced its sales for Q3 2018 jumped 16 per cent.…

Red Hat sticks its storage software cap on Supermicro hardware

Software-defined storage meets single SKU-ery

Open-source software house Red Hat has jumped into bed with Supermicro to produce a single system combining its storage software with the server maker's hardware.…

Noise from blast of gas destroys Digiplex data depot disk drives

Nordic Nasdaq knocked as deleterious decibels crashed servers

It's a bit rich when a fire prevention system designed to protect a data centre kills its servers, but that's what happened when inert gas was injected into a Nasdaq Digiplex bit barn in Sweden.…

Top IT Priority: Cloud. AI, Not So Much

IT organizations are focused on the cloud right now with automation and big data analytics also ranking pretty high on their to-do lists. AI, machine learning, and blockchain are down very low on the list of priorities.

O2 UK wafts 4G coverage over 1,000 new Brit sites

Small operator starts LTE building following spectrum splurge

O2 is enlarging its 4G footprint across Blighty to an extra 1,000 sites, after splurging £205m gobbling up all the available LTE spectrum at Ofcom's recent auction.…

Who will fix our Internal Banking Mess? TSB hires IBM amid online banking woes

Plus: CEO waives overdraft fees to keep customers on side

In the midst of its six-day online banking meltdown, which is showing no sign of letting up, TSB has hauled in the systems integration big gun or as it is otherwise known, IBM.…

We pick a storage CTO's brains on Linux-heads, big vendors – and should all the admins NVMe?

Plus: Why NVMe over Ethernet can be a, er, ROCE'y road ...

Interview  NVMe storage networking (NVMe-oF or NVME over fabrics) promises to radically cut the latency of access to external block storage compared to iSCSI and Fibre Channel.…

Chinese boffins on 3D XPoint: If it works like phase-change memory, it's probably phase-change memory

Intel says no

Analysis  A team of scientists from China have asserted that 3D XPoint is essentially phase-change memory, which manufacturers Intel and Micron have not publicly admitted.…

Cohesity touts instant gratification for cloud-surfing virtual machines

Let us pour you some of this CloudSpin juice, upstart says

Secondary storage hyperconverger Cohesity has extended its on-premises appliance products range with software now running in AWS and Azure, and able to spin up backed-up VMs direct in the two cloudy places.…

In a touching Monty Python tribute today, Microsoft's Office 365 makes everything spam

Punters less amused by inbox-clearing glitch

A gremlin within the spam filters in Microsoft's Office 365 today caused the cloud-based service to toss all incoming emails into the junk folder.…

US schools' IT systems drop out after weekend firmware update misery

Three-day outage sparked by bungled software rollout for data-center gear

A botched network switch firmware update caused school IT systems to fall over in the US state of Washington, it is claimed.…

TSB boss: We know everything's working, you just can't see that

Web banking still down for half of customers

In the latest update from TSB about its continued web wobbles, the British bank has told us that while it knows everything is working, punters might not realise that fact because... internet banking still isn't entirely working.…

TSB outage, day 5: What do you mean you can't log in? Our systems are up and running. Up and running, we say!

Users report creaky systems, load balancer errors

Embattled bank TSB has claimed its IT systems are now "up and running" – despite many users still reporting they can’t get into their accounts.…

Oracle snaffles 'don't seat us next to that smelly brand' Brit adtech firm Grapeshot

Acquisition for undisclosed sum latest in Big Red's foray into marketing

Oracle has bought a UK biz that claims to help firms avoid putting their ads next to dodgy images or content – just as the marketing tech industry faces increased scrutiny and uncertainty.…

How to Market IT Modernization to Your Business

While the rationale for modernizing IT is often apparent, sometimes the messaging and positioning on the part of the IT group is just as important.

ICANN takes Whois begging bowl to Europe, comes back empty

Rude awakening – yet again – for American DNS supremo

ICANN has been told for a second time that it must fundamentally change its Whois service to become compliant with Europe's incoming privacy law – and do so within the next month.…

Bargain-happy Brits snub big four mobile network operators

Plucky MVNOs snag top five spots for customer satisfaction

You can stuff your VoLTE and Notched iPhones – bargain-conscious Brits are shunning the big mobile operators for cheap-as-chips virtual network operators instead.…

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