Cloud News Roundup: UK Follows FTC’s Lead in Investigating AWS and Azure

Plus, changes at Google Cloud, nClouds, Cloudnexa, Vultr, and research on AI’s impact on orgs, partners.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

October 6, 2023

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This week marked the start of the year’s final quarter. With all the activity around closing July-September, you might have missed some key cloud computing tidbits — like the UK’s antitrust authority agreeing to investigate AWS and Azure.

The process started with Ofcom, Britain’s media regulator. That body asked the Competition and Markets Authority (you know, the one that finally gave its approval to the pending Broadcom-VMware deal) to explore whether AWS and Azure have too much sway over England’s businesses.

In the first slide in this week’s cloud computing news roundup, we look at the developments concerning AWS and Azure across the pond.

But there’s a bit more to click through, too. We’re picking up tidbits you might have glanced over during the frenzy of third-quarter closeout. Here’s a little preview:

  • Google Cloud made some partner-centered changes to the private offers process in its marketplace

  • Forrester Research issued its assessment of cloud computing trends, putting managed service providers front and center

  • Accenture found that organizations’ networks can’t handle AI Nuclear power may prove the best solution.

  • Canalys says Microsoft partners stand at the forefront of the company’s AI strategy

  • nClouds and Cloudnexa are the latest cloud MSPs to join forces via M&A

  • And Vultr continues to roll out data centers in Latin America, where it intends to fill the gap left by hyperscalers.

Let’s start with why the UK is investigating AWS and Azure. Click the image above to get started.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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