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