Juniper Networks and Ubuntu specialist Canonical have announced the two companies plan to jointly develop network virtualisation tools based on the open source cloud platform OpenStack.
Following a brief open beta period Apple has decided to open up its cloud-based productivity apps to users regardless of whether or not they own an iOS device. The move could bolster the firm’s appeal in the enterprise, where its productivity software loses out to cloud-based services delivered by the likes of Microsoft and Google.
Microsoft has announced a number of updates to its cloud and virtualisation platforms that improve support for Docker deployments on Azure and Hyper-V.
IBM said at an investor meeting this week the company plans to pour $4bn into strategic technology initatives like cloud, big data and Watson in a bid to reap about ten times as much in revenue by 2018.
Global accountancy and advisory firm Baker Tilly has deployed Huddle’s cloud-based collaboration platform in a bid to improve efficiency and centralise collaboration management for over 150 member firms and 700 offices globally.
Salesforce posted revenues for the quarter ending January 31, 2015 of $1.44bn, a 26 per cent year on year increase with annual revenues reaching $5bn, with future outlook bolstered by anticipated demand for the company’s marketing cloud services.
NaviSite, the enterprise cloud services subsidiary of Time Warner Cable, has opened a new datacentre in Santa Clara, California in a bid to boost the footprint of the companies managed hosting and cloud services.
Google has announced the Android for Work programme, an effort to integrate and secure mobile and cloud-based apps on the Android platform. The initiative, which includes some big names in the enterprise space like HP, Dell, SAP, VMware and Citrix, is aimed at bolstering Android as an enterprise mobile platform – and combatting iOS’s dominance there.
Seattle-based Blue Box, a provider of OpenStack-based cloud services has expanded its European presence with the company’s first UK datacentre, and doubled its capacity on the US east cost.
Google and OpenStack vendor Mirantis announced the two companies are teaming up to integrate Kubernetes with OpenStack in a bid to improve hybrid cloud support for Linux containers.