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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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 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 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.
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 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.