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Salesforce opens UK datacentre, two more planned for 2015

Salesforce has opened its first EU datacentre in the UK

Salesforce has opened its first European datacentre in UK this week, the first of three the company plans to open in the EU in the coming year.

Microsoft contributes new cloud server specs to Open Compute Project

Microsoft has offered up the second version of its open source server spec to the Open Compute Project

Microsoft announced it is contributing the second generation of its Open CloudServer specification to the Open Compute Project, an open source collaboration aimed at reducing the cost of servers while improving their performance.

IBM and Tencent partner target niche verticals with cloud services

Tencent Cloud and IBM sign a business cooperation memorandum to collaborate on providing public cloud with Software-as-a-Service solutions for industries and enterprises. Pictured L-R: Qiu Yuepeng, Corporate Vice President, Tencent, Taosang Tong, President of Social Network Group, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent Group, Nancy Thomas, Managing Partner, IBM GCG GBS and David Cheng, General Manager, IBM South China Region. (Image courtesy of Tencent)

IBM and Chinese ISP Tencent have inked a deal that will see the two companies team up to jointly market cloud-based services for SMBs working in smart cities and healthcare among other verticals.

Telstra taps AppDirect for cloud marketplace

Telstra plans to offer a cloud app store based on AppDirect's technology

The deal with Telstra marks AppDirect’s first foray into the Asia Pacific region, and is a sign of the growing popularity of cloud application marketplaces

Pure Storage joins OpenStack, releases tools

Pure Storage has joined other storage vendors including Seagate and EMC in sponsoring OpenStack

Flash storage vendor Pure Storage has joined the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate sponsor and released two pieces of software that work on top of the open source orchestration platform.

Twitter, IBM ink big data deal

Twitter and IBM are joining forces to jointly deliver solutions leveraging IBM's technology and consulting expertise with Twitter's vast data troves

Twitter and IBM have inked a deal that will see the companies jointly develop big data analytics services and applications that deliver insights using Twitter data.

LeaseWeb taps Equinix for US cloud expansion

LeaseWeb is partnering with Equinix for its US expansion

LeaseWeb is looking to Equinix to help facilitate the cloud, colo and hosting provider’s expansion in the US West Coast. The move comes just months after the company expanded its presence in Germany and Singapore.

IT managers still struggle to control data security in the cloud, research finds

IT professionals need to establish better application and data governance practices, research suggests

A study including feedback from over 1,800 IT decision-makers globally suggests enterprises are still struggling with securing data hosted in cloud-based services.

Rolls-Royce taps Workday for cloud-based HCM


Rolls-Royce is deploying Workday’s cloud-based human capital management platform in a bid to streamline the company’s global human resources operations.

Google, PwC partner to help companies embrace cloud

The PwC Google partnership is the latest professional services / cloud-based services join initiative

Google and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) are partnering to help business adopt cloud-based services, in a move that will bolster the exposure of Google’s cloud apps and platforms.