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VMware, Google integrate clouds

VMware and Google plan to integrate their cloud platforms

VMware and Google announced the companies are making select Google Cloud Platform services available on VMware’s hybrid cloud service, vCloud Air, with the two cloud incumbents linking up their cloud datacentres.

AWS announces managed cloud-based email servers

Amazon released a cloud-based, enterprise-focused email service to rival Microsoft, Google

AWS has announced the launch of Amazon WorkMail, which the company is pitching as a secure, managed business email and calendaring service in the cloud that could rival – and coexist with – similar services offered by Microsoft and Google.

SAP announces solution to help ease big data deployment

SAP announced a solution that aims to speed up deployment of big data projects

SAP has released a big data rapid deployment solution for HANA-based big data applications, which the German software vendor said can help speed up large-scale business information processing.

IBM’s SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby quits

Crosby looks set to take a break from the tech world before landing a new gig

Lance Crosby, the chief executive officer of SoftLayer, the cloud service provider acquired by IBM in 2013, has resigned from the firm. Given the recent appointment of Robert LeBlanc and reports of a massive reorganisation underway at the firm, it is unclear whether IBM will seek to replace Crosby.

Fujitsu to expand datacentres to accelerate Internet of Things, cloud business

Fujitsu is building large additions to its two largest Japanese datacentres, to go live in 2016

Fujitsu announced plans to expand its two core datacentres in Japan in a bid to accelerate demand for its cloud and Internet of Things services.

Netflix is upgrading its cloud architecture for scale

Netflix is making big changes to how it architects its service

In a bid to cope with rising demand for the cloud-based TV and film streaming service Netflix said that it is in the process of completely rethinking its architecture.

Cloud datacentres to account for half of server unit shipments by 2018

Cloud datacentres are expected to account for half of server shipments by 2018

Although server shipments are expected to grow in the single digit percentages annually, cloud datacentres are expected to account for nearly half of all server shipments by 2018 according to a recently published report.

Rackspace adds Microsoft SQL Server 2014 to managed cloud, DBaaS

Rackspace is adding SQL Server 2014 to its managed cloud and DBaaS lineup

Rackspace announced it will now support Microsoft’s latest SQL Server iteration, which brings in-memory online transaction processing (OLTP) to the company’s managed cloud service and database as a service proftolios.

Largest DDoS attacks 50x bigger than a decade ago – report

DDoS attacks are becoming unrelentingly more frequent, and larger

A report has revealed the size of the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks has increased by 50 times in the last decade. The Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) by Arbor Networks also showed the number of DDoS attacks targeting mobile users increased 11 per cent in 2014 alone.

CloudBees bags $23.5m to expand Jenkins-based offerings

CloudBees develops commercial offerings based on Jenkins CI, an open source job execution monitoring platform

Belgium-based CloudBees has secured $23.5m in a series D funding round led by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Verizon Ventures. The firm, which has its roots as a java platform as a service, said it plans to use the funding to accelerate development of its Jenkins-based enterprise offerings.

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