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Dell tells VMworld how it simplified the cloud

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Dell claims it will demystify the cloud for enterprise buyers with a raft of new products and services, which it unveiled at VMworld in San Francisco.

Ericsson buys system integrator to shore up IT consultancy services in LATAM

Ericsson is boosting its OSS/BSS activities in LATAM

Ericsson announced plans to acquire Guatemala-based Icon Americas, a consulting and systems integration firm, for an undisclosed sum. The company said the move would bolster its expertise in telecoms software.

Verizon, Qualcomm among Mcity partners testing IoT, automated cars

Verizon is teaming up with the University of Michigan to test connected and automated cars

Verizon and Qualcomm are among 15 partners launching Mcity at the University of Michigan this week, a controlled testing environment for connected and automated vehicles that the project participants claim could clear the path for mass-market adoption of driverless cars.

Google says trade agreement amendment hinders security vulnerability research

Google says the US DoC amendments would massively hinder its own security research

Google hit out at the US Department of Commerce and the Bureau of Industry and Security this week over proposed amendments to trade legislation related to the Wassenaar Arrangement, a multilateral export control agreement, arguing they will negatively impact cybersecurity vulnerability research.

CenturyLink adds clean cloud datacentre in Washington

CenturyLink has added a datacentre in Washington to its footprint

CenturyLink has opened a datacentre in Moses Lake, Washington this week, which is powered in part by hydro-electric energy.

USA Freedom Act passes ending bulk data collection

The USA Freedom Act will end bulk data gathering familiar to the PRISM programme and other NSA iniatiatives

The USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at reforming the US Patriot Act that would among other things end kind of bulk data collection Edward Snowden revealed two years ago, passed the House or Representatives by a wide margin this week. The move may be welcome news to both telcos and cloud service providers alike, many of which lobbied hard for US surveillance reform.

NTT America and Verio to merge, keeps NTT America brand

The Verio brand will be no more under the proposed merger with NTT America

NTT America and American cloud service provider Verio have announced a merger that will see the Verio brand absorbed into NTT America.

Alibaba targets Chinese multinationals with first Silicon Valley cloud datacentre

Alibaba's cloud business comes to the US this week

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.

OpenStack player Blue Box opens first UK datacentre, doubles US east coast cloud capacity

Blue Box is expanding its OpenStack service in London and the US east coast

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.

VMware cloud services gets green light from FedRAMP

VMware's cloud service, provided via Carpathia, has been granted permission to be deployed in US federal government organisations

VMware’s cloud service has been granted approval to operate across the US public sector by the government’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

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