Business Cloud News

HP, EC launch public sector cloud pilots in several European cities

The EC is working with HP to bring cloud to municipal governments in Europe

HP announced it is working with the European Commission on several pilot cloud implementations in a bid to test how internal and citizen-facing public sector services cloud be moved off legacy platforms into more elastic cloud environments. The move is part of the Commission’s broader efforts to catalyse the use of cloud services in the public sector.

Toy retailer The Entertainer taps Rackspace for managed private cloud

The Entertainer has moved onto Rackspace's managed private cloud platform

UK toy e-retailer The Entertainer has moved onto Rackspace’s managed private cloud platform in a bid to improve how the company’s site and databases handle traffic spikes.

NTT Com to acquire most of e-shelter in EU datacentre play

NTT Com is acquiring a majority stake in e-shelter

NTT Com announced it would by a majority stake in one of Germany’s largest datacentre operators, e-shelter, for an undisclosed sum, in a move that will boost the number of datacentres managed by NTT Group’s enterprise-focused subsidiary close to the 140 mark.

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.