In a significant move to bolster its presence in Europe, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a substantial investment of €7.8 billion into the AWS European Sovereign Cloud project, extending through 2040. This initiative, unveiled last October, aims to establish an autonomous cloud infrastructure within the European Union (EU), operated independently to ensure data sovereignty for European customers.

Alianza, Inc., the leading cloud communications platform for service providers, announced CLOUDEDGETM with new capabilities for telecommunications service providers (telcos) to streamline migration of legacy voice infrastructure to the cloud. The new access control solution offers a low-risk path for telcos to reduce operating complexity and gain network management efficiencies while also accelerating the path to service innovation.

In response to the escalating demand for cloud services across public and private sectors in Italy, TIM, the leading telecommunications provider, has announced a strategic collaboration with Oracle. This partnership aims to integrate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) into TIM’s managed cloud services, marking a significant step towards meeting Italy’s evolving cloud requirements.

Fujitsu Limited and Oracle have joined forces to introduce innovative cloud and AI capabilities tailored to the digital sovereignty needs of Japanese enterprises and government agencies. This collaboration focuses on leveraging Oracle Alloy to enhance Fujitsu’s Hybrid IT offerings, particularly its Fujitsu Uvance platform designed to assist clients in business growth and societal problem-solving.

Gartner forecasts a huge 20.4% increase in public cloud services expenditure by 2024, hitting an astounding $679 billion. This surge in spending could be primarily driven by business needs and innovative technologies like generative AI. Interestingly, all cloud market segments Gartner monitors are set to grow, with Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) leading the pack at 26.6%. That said, as the cloud market evolves in response to business outcomes, non-technical issues such as cost, privacy, and sustainability are crucial considerations for an effective GenAI deployment.

UK telecoms sector agrees to help customers in need The UK government and operators have approved a new deal to help customers who are struggling to pay their broadband and mobile bills. Andrew Glover, chair of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA), stated, “The telecoms sector knows that people are facing real challenges with the cost-of-living crisis. Our members are determined to do what they can to help their customers through this period and, together with the government, we will work to raise greater awareness of the support available.” Among other measures, telcos have agreed to allow vulnerable customers to switch to cheaper tariffs without charge or penalty, or adjust their plans to make payments more manageable. Read more at https://tinyurl.com/msjxsp2f Sinch achieves HIPAA compliance for its voice, fax and UCaaS services Sinch has announced that it has successfully achieved third-party validation of its compliance with the Health Insurance Portability…

Vodafone signs a multi-year agreement with Oracle Vodafone and Oracle have announced an agreement to modernize their European IT infrastructure and accelerate its transition to the cloud. The companies will migrate a broad range of systems to dedicated, fully managed regions of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) that will be deployed in Vodafone’s main data centers that are managing its European IT and network operations. According to Scott Petty, Chief Digital & IT Officer, Vodafone, the flexibility offered by OCI enables the company to build a robust cloud platform in their data centers. This advancement will also provide the operational agility and scalability required to support the growth and diversification of the Vodafone business. Read more at https://tinyurl.com/ye27dmsv Telinta taps DIDWW to deliver a white label hosted PBX solution Telinta, a global leader in white label cloud-based switching and billing solutions for VoIP service providers, has announced a collaboration with DIDWW,…

Rectitude 369, a technological solutions company specializing in cybersecurity, data center, cloud, networking and unified communications, has purchased Managed Hosting and Government Cloud Division from a Dallas-based IT solutions provider. Contracts and support of Managed Hosting and Government Cloud Customers will be transferred to Rectitude 369 as per the terms of the agreement.   Rectitude 369 has been granted FedRAMP permission as a result of the takeover. FedRAMP is a government-wide initiative that offers a consistent method of security evaluation, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Furthermore, the company has achieved FISMA compliance by following the data security guidelines established by FISMA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).   “Rectitude 369 will continue to maintain current colocation facilities to support customers as they transition. Because Rectitude 369 is a partner of the seller, the transition is expected to be seamless. Our organization is committed…