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.
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, one of London’s largest estate agents has moved its website into a virtual private cloud platform hosted by Six Degrees Group.
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.
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.
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.
Canonical has announced the company is bringing its latest OS innovation Ubuntu Core to Google Compute Engine.
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.
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 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.