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US Department of Health deploys Office 365 in cloud resuscitation

The US Department of Health and Human Services is deploying Office 365 in a bid to consolidate email and collaboration systems and save money

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a five-year $92m contract to InfoReliance, a Microsoft consulting partner, to help the agency migrate its email and collaboration platform over to Office 365.

Telefónica partners with Equinix cloud exchange

Telefónica is linking its IP MPLS network to Equinix's cloud exchange

Spanish operator Telefónica announced that the company will offer direct connectivity to Equinix’s cloud exchange in a bid to bolster access to a broader array of commercial cloud services.

DiData to open government cloud in Canberra in 2015

Dimension Data is jumping on the GovCloud bandwagon

Dimension Data has unveiled a managed cloud platform in Canberra Monday in a bid to capture more business from the Australian public sector. The facility, under final construction, is due to open early next year.

Behind the IT strategy that powers the Nissan-Renault Alliance

Stephen Kneebone, chief information officer, Nissan

The marriage of Nissan and Renault, well into its 15th year, brought with it a significant business reform strategy that puts IT transformation at its core. Stephen Kneebone, Nissan’s chief information officer with responsibility for the EMEA region explains to BCN how the Alliance’s IT strategy is helping both brands deliver a consistent, coherent digital platform for internal users and customers.

Will Qualcomm chips soon power cloud datacentres?

Qualcomm signaled its intent to start designing and marketing server chips

Though Qualcomm enjoys a lead in the market for ARM-based mobile CPUs, the ARM-based server chip market is still in its infancy, with Intel – and the X86 architecture more broadly – commanding a strong lead in servers.

As NSA reform dies, questions about Safe Harbour reform loom

NSA reform, or lack thereof, may create more urgency around reforming the Safe Harbour agreement

The USA Freedom Act, which was proposed in a bid to end mass surveillance and give more transparency and oversight to how digital communications are monitored by the US intelligence community, died on the floor of the US Senate this week, falling just two votes shy of the 60 votes it needed to pass. Some analysts believe the result will stoke further debate around Safe Harbour and other data sharing agreements with the US.

AWS bows to pressure to go 100% renewables

Amazon Web Services, once isolated for its carbon-heavy approach to powering its datacentres, is going green

Amazon Web Services has committed to 100 per cent renewable energy usage for its global infrastructure, bowing to pressure from organisations like Greenpeace which have previously criticised the company’s reporting practices around its carbon footprint.

CipherCloud scores $50m for cloud data security

CipherCloud has secured $50m in funding

CipherCloud has scored $50m in its latest funding round, which the cloud security vendor plans to use to bolster its international expansion strategy.

Azure outage raises questions about public cloud for mission-critical apps

Azure's outages raises questions about the suitability of public cloud platforms for mission-critical applications

Microsoft Azure has been hit by yet another global outage, this time impacting even its own online Office services and websites. The outage raises serious questions about whether these kinds of public cloud platforms are ready for mission-critical workloads.

Verizon cloud marketplace goes live

Verizon's cloud marketplace aims to make it easier for devs to deploy applications on its infrastructure

Verizon has unveiled its one-stop-shop for cloud-based applications certified to work on the telco’s cloud infrastructure.

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