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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.

Apple in €1.7bn EU cloud datacentre push

The site of Apple proposed datacentre in Galway, Ireland

Apple is planning to build two new large datacentres in Europe – one in Denmark, the other Ireland – to support the company’s mobile-centric cloud services.

Daisy buys UC firm Damovo UK

Daisy Group has acquired unidied comms and cloud provider Damovo UK for an undisclosed sum

Recently privatised Daisy Group has acquired unified communications competitor Damovo UK for an undisclosed sum.

Google CLO: ‘EU needs to complete digital single market initiative’

Drummond was speaking at an event focusing on digital single market reform

Europe needs to complete its ambitious digital single market initiative if it wants to help citizens and local technology businesses thrive, according to David Drummond, Google’s senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer.

Vodafone nabs Ericsson’s network head to replace outgoing CTO

Johan Wibergh,Vodafone's new CTO

Vodafone’s chief technology officer, Steve Pusey, has announced his intention to retire at the end of July this year. The telco has moved to appoint Ericsson’s executive vice president and the head of its networks business, Johan Wibergh, to replace Pusey in the role of CTO.

Oneserve secures investment to bolster cloud-based FSM with analytics

The latest round of investment brings the total secured by the firm to £15m

Oneserve, a software company spun-out from UK social housing service provider Connaught, announced it has secured new investment from Le Mans champion and entrepreneur Simon Dolan.

Equinix, BT, KPN among members of newly formed datacentre association

Stijn Grove: 'The Dutch datacentre sector needs a voice'

Some of the top datacentre service providers in the Netherlands have joined forces to create the Dutch Datacentre Association (DDA), an organisation with the aim of representing Dutch datacentre industry interests to local and international stakeholders and sharing useful information among members.

IBM opens SoftLayer datacentre in Frankfurt

IBM opened its first SoftLayer datacentre in Germany this week

IBM has announced the opening of the company’s first SoftLayer datacentre in Germany this week, part of its $1.2bn investment into global cloud datacentres announced nearly one year ago. The move comes just months after AWS announced the launch of its Frankfurt-based public cloud.

Cloud to help Arab Open University provide more support to students and staff, CIO says

Abid Butt, chief information officer, Arab Open University

Arab Open University (AOU), a non-profit, private regional university spanning seven countries is looking to take more of its applications to the cloud in a bid to improve how the organisation supports staff and students in the region, according to the university’s chief information officer Abid Butt.

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.

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