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Akamai extends DDoS cloud service to Japan

Akamai is adding another datacentre in Japan to support its cloud-based DDoS mitigation service

Network security specialist Akamai has opened a new datacentre in Japan in a bid to extend the reach of its cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation service. The move comes at a time when DDoS attacks are more easily procured than ever before.

Foxtons moves website into two-bed cloud platform

Foxtons has moved its website to Six Degrees Group's managed virtual private cloud platform

Foxtons, one of London’s largest estate agents has moved its website into a virtual private cloud platform hosted by Six Degrees Group.

IBM partners with Equinix, extends cloud to 12 additional locations

IBM is expanding its cloud platform to 12 new locations and partnering with Equinix for nine of them

IBM has aggressively expanded its cloud platform with the addition of twelve datacentres across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. The move will see the IT giant partner with Equinix for nine of those datacentres.

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.

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.

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