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Rackspace stays the managed cloud course

Taylor Rhodes, president of Rackspace, was appointed chieyf executive officer as the company reaffirmed its pursuit of managed cloud and developer services

Hosting and cloud service provider Rackspace ended months of speculation this week, announcing the company has formally ceased considering potential acquisition by another firm. Rackspace also announced the appointment of Taylor Rhodes as chief executive officer, who will lead the company’s reaffirmed OpenStack managed cloud strategy.

Docker nabs $40m to boost containerisation effort

Docker has secured $40m in its latest funding round

Linux containerisation incumbent Docker announced it has secured $40m in a funding round led by Sequoia, which the company said would be used to expand its ecosystem of developers and partners.

Muji taps Infosys big data platform to improve shopping experience

Muji is using big data analytics to serve up personlised shopping recommendations

Japanese retailer Muji has deployed Infosys’s InteractEdge, a cloud-based big data platform that serves up personalised product recommendations to online customers in real-time.

Cloud monitoring firm Cloudyn secures $4m

Cloud monitoring firm Cloudyn secured $4m in new investment

Cloudn, which offers a cloud platform monitoring and optimisation service has secured $4m in its latest funding round, bringing its total secured investment to $5.5m. The company said the funds will be used to build support for more cloud platforms.

OnApp acquires SolusVM to bolster federated cloud network

OnApp has acquired SolusVM in a bid to strengthen its cloud federation

OnApp, which provides cloud orchestration and federation software for infrastructure as a service providers, has acquired rival SolusVM for an undisclosed sum. Kosten Metreweli, chief commercial officer at OnApp told BCN the move will strengthen the company’s ambitious federated cloud network due to go live later this year.

Verizon’s revamped cloud platform moves into GA this week

Siki Giunta:’per-VM scaling is inefficient’

Verizon’s revamped infrastructure as a service platform, which launched into beta in October 2013 after years of development, will move into general availability for US customers this week.

Yonyou partners with IBM in China

Yonyou is using IBM's DB" and BLU Acceleration to underpin its enterprise software offerings in China

Yonyou Software has announced a strategic collaboration with IBM that will see the ISV used IBM’s database and big data technologies to underpin it software solutions in China.

Google to give $100k in cloud resources to startups

Google will give $100k worth of cloud resources to startups

Google has announced an initiative in partnership with 50 incubators, accelerators and investors globally to make $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform resources available to startups in a bid to attract entrepreneurial developers to the platform.

Private cloud security on the minds of IT pros

Enterprise IT pros are concerned about private cloud, but don't seem to have plans to do much about them

While the security of public cloud solutions like those offered by AWS and Microsoft seem to dominate headlines research published this week suggests enterprise IT professionals are just as concerned about private cloud solutions, often thought to be less vulnerable to security threats.

HP buys Eucalyptus to bolster AWS portability

HP has acquired Eucalyptus for an undisclosed sum

HP announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Eucalyptus, a software firm that develops an open source platform for developing hybrid cloud platforms capable of easily shifting workloads between on premise systems and AWS.