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Telstra confirms discussions to acquire datacentre and networking specialist Pacnet

Telstra is in talks to acquire Pacnet

Australia’s former state-owned telco, Telstra, has confirmed discussions are underway over a potential acquisition of datacentre and undersea cable operator Pacnet. At this stage, the cost of any possible transaction has not been announced.

ThyssenKrupp taps T-Systems for massive cloud consolidation

ThyssenKrupp

German multinational steel producer ThyssenKrupp has signed a deal with Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems that will see ThyssenKrupp dramatically reduce its datacentre footprint by migrating the majority of its server estate to the cloud.

Employees “going rogue” with corporate data stored in the cloud

Employees are accessing corporate data on the cloud, even after they cease being employees

A majority of employees storing corporate data in cloud-based platforms are still able to access those platforms after leaving their job, recently published research suggests.

Ubuntu Core heads to Google Cloud

Google is bringing Canonical's slimmed down Linux distro Ubunto Core to GCE

Canonical has announced the company is bringing its latest OS innovation Ubuntu Core to Google Compute Engine.

HP, Salesforce join Verizon’s dark fibre interconnect for cloud services

Verizon: 'Dark fibre to inspire more confidence in cloud services'

HP and Salesforce have joined Verizon’s secure cloud interconnect service, which uses private IP addresses to connect its cloud and multiple cloud platforms together.

Cloud to help Arab Open University provide more support to students and staff, CIO says

Abid Butt, chief information officer, Arab Open University

Arab Open University (AOU), a non-profit, private regional university spanning seven countries is looking to take more of its applications to the cloud in a bid to improve how the organisation supports staff and students in the region, according to the university’s chief information officer Abid Butt.

Oddbins uncorks website performance with bare metal cloud

Oddbins has moved to a managed bare metal cloud platform to support its e-commerce strategy

UK wine retailer Oddbins has started using Rackspace’s managed cloud services to help deal with seasonal spikes and manage lost sales as a result of infrastructure problems.

Microsoft gains raft of support from cloud, media firms, associations in taking on US authorities

Microsoft has gained tremendous support from a range of stakeholders for its appeal to a court order requiring the cloud giant to hand over data stored overseas

Microsoft has amassed strong support from dozens of cloud computing companies, media firms, leading computer scientists, and trade associations and advocacy groups in its continued bid to battle a US government court order to hand over email data being held on the company’s servers in Ireland.

European Space Agency moves to Orange private cloud

The ESA is moving more of its applications to the cloud

The custom platform, deployed from two interlinked private cloud sites in Germany and Italy, is helping the organisation to provision compute and storage resources more quickly – from a months to a matter of minutes, according to ESA’s chief information officer and head of IT Filippo Angelucci.

Databarracks: 2015 a ‘make or break’ year for G-Cloud

The UK government is ahead of the curve in pushing cloud-first in the public sector. But will that remain the case?

G-Cloud sales are likely to peak above £350m before the year is out, but 2015, which will see the launch of the sixth iteration of the UK government’s cloud services procurement framework, will be a ‘make or break’ year for the ambitious government programme according to Databarracks managing director Peter Groucutt.

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