Deutsche Telekom is partnering with Microsoft in a move that will see the German telco expand its device-focused activities with the firm and market Office 365 among other Microsoft cloud services to business customers.
German software giant SAP announced a reorganisation this week that could impact up to 3 per cent of its global workforce as it continues to refocus its core business on cloud-based services.
Cloud computing is becoming more prevalent throughout the financial sector but many firms say they are less than halfway to having a firm cloud strategy in place, with controls and security remaining primary concerns.
IBM said it plans to offer OpenPower-based bare metal cloud services in its SoftLayer datacentres globally in the second quarter of this year.
Mobile dating app provider Tinder has selected Rackspace’s managed MongoDB and Redis service in a bid to simplify management and improve data automation and sharding capabilities on the app’s back-end.
Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm Group, the brand behind regional franchises of companies like Ikea and 7-Eleven, has moved its SAP estate onto a private cloud platform hosted by Australian telecoms incumbent Telstra.
Linux containerisation heavyweight Docker has acquired SocketPlane, a small startup focused on bringing SDN capabilities to the container world.
IBM has acquired natural language processing specialist AlchemyAPI which the company said it would integrate with its cloud-based cognitive computing as a service platform Watson. The move will bolster the Watson developer ecosystem while expanding its capabilities.
German software giant SAP has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium, an Internet of Things-focused membership group of telcos, research institutes and technology manufacturers focused on developing interoperability standards and common architectures to bridge smart devices, machines, mobile devices and the data they create.
Alibaba’s cloud computing division has opened its first overseas datacentre in Silicon Valley and a move the Chinese e-commerce giant said will bolster its appeal to Chinese multinational companies.