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Accenture, Huawei target telcos, enterprises with private cloud services

Accenture and Huawei are working together to develop cloud services for Asian markets

Huawei and Accenture have announced a strategic alliance that will see the two firms jointly develop cloud services for telcos and enterprise customers.

Cloud SLAs are failing enterprises, Claranet says

Cloud SLAs are too basic and don't capture performance objectives enterprises are looking for

Cloud service providers are making availability and uptime the core metrics upon which services are evaluated. But SLAs that focus overwhelmingly on availability and uptime often fail to include performance objectives that capture the dynamic nature of the relationship between cloud vendors and customers, or what enterprises are really looking for from their service providers, according to Paul Marland, director of account management at Claranet.

Ericsson buys Sentilla to bolster cloud management, analytics capabilities

Ericsson has acquired Sentilla to bolster its cloud monitoring and analytics capabilities

Swedish networking incumbent Ericsson has acquired Sentilla, a California-based provider of datacentre infrastructure management and visibility software, for an undisclosed sum. Ericsson said the move will create new revenue opportunities in the enterprise segment.

Microsoft announces Docker partnership

Microsoft and Docker are extending a partnership announced earlier this year

Microsoft and Docker announced a strategic partnership that will see the Microsoft work to support Docker’s Linux containerisation technology on Windows Server, extending its earlier commitment to make the Docker engine available in Azure.

CenturyLink opens cloud development centre

CenturyLink is opening up a cloud centre in Seattle

In a return to roots of sorts, CenturyLink announced the opening of the CenturyLink Cloud Development Centre in Seattle, Washington, which will house about 300 of the company’s cloud experts and offer a space for industry and customers to collaborate on building cloud solutions.

Philips taps Alibaba Cloud for Internet of Things platform

Philips has selected Alibaba's cloud arm to support its consumer health IoT platform

Dutch electronics giant Philips has selected Alibaba’s cloud computing arm, AliCloud, to host its healthcare and smart home-focused Internet of Things (IoT) platform in China.

NTT DoCoMo seeks multi-vendor NFV architecture

NTT DoCoMo wants to make its network more agile

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has completed an NFV Proof of Concept (PoC) trial in which interoperability of multi-vendor virtual functions was successfully demonstrated.

As BG Group embraces cloud a balance between security and efficiency must be found

BG Group is transforming how its employees and partners collaborate on projects

UK oil and gas firm BG Group plans to put much of its data in the cloud over the coming months and is currently trialling Box’s cloud-based storage and collaboration platform, which it plans to extend across its global network of employees and partners. But it still needs to address data classification issues, and educate employees, in order to strike the right balance between security and efficiency according to Judy Porter, BG Group’s global IT strategy.

SAP makes HANA available on SoftLayer

SAP and IBM are making HANA available on SoftLayer

SAP and IBM are making the HANA in-memory platform available on SoftLayer infrastructure globally, the companies announced.

Oxfam rolls Box out to central organisation, 17 global affiliates

Oxfam will initially roll the platform out to 2,000 employees

International not for profit Oxfam has rolled out Box for content storage and collaboration to its organisation, which operates in over 90 countries.