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Salesforce partners with Interxion on French cloud datacentre

Salesforce is bolstering its presence in France with a new datacentre and a French HQ

Salesforce is setting up a new datacentre in France in a bid to bolster its presence in the EU, partnering with datacentre operator Interxion for the project. The French datacentre is one of three European facilities the company plans to open over the next two years.

Telefónica to trial AT&T’s smart home Internet of Things platform

AT&T and Telefónica to bring domestic IoT service to European markets

Telefónica has announced plans to bring a trial of US carrier AT&T’s connected home platform, “Digital Life”, to Europe. Digital Life allows customers to monitor domestic smart and connected devices such as intruder alarms, thermostats and ovens, and control them through mobile applications and other web based user interfaces.

Pulsant expands South Gyle cloud datacentre

Pulsant is expanding its South Gyle datacentre

Cloud, managed hosting and colocation provider Pulsant has announced the expansion of its South Gyle Tier III modular datacentre. Matt Lovell, chief technology officer at Pulsant said the move is a sign of growing demand for cloud services in Scotland.

Contrary to popular belief, G-Cloud awareness is soaring

A recently published survey suggests G-Cloud is continuing to gain traction

A broad survey of UK public servants published Tuesday suggests a majority are still unaware of the UK Government’s G-Cloud initiative despite a series of high-profile deployments and combined sales of close to £250m. But some cloud service vendors believe the survey results suggest GDS’s efforts to make the cloud procurement programme more visible are paying off.

CSOs to benefit from EU data protection reform but cloud vendors may struggle to capitalise

CSOs are likely to benefit from the EU data protection policy overhaul

The EU will soon impose data protection legislation reforms in a bid to ensure more robust privacy guarantees and unify the data protection law across European member states. Peter Groucutt, managing director at cloud-based backup service provider Databarracks said the move will likely mean enterprises will be more willing to double down on IT security. But are cloud vendors in a position to capitalise on a potential boom in IT security spending?

Birst bolsters EU presence with AWS deployment in Ireland

Birst is bringing its BI tools to AWS in the EU

Cloud-based business intelligence software provider Birst has expanded its presence in the EU and UK, launching a version of its solution hosted in AWS’s Ireland datacentre, and expanding its UK team.

Mobility, BYOD top spending priorities for datacentre operators

Dutch datacentre operators are planning to up investments in system upgrades to support mobility and BYOD initiatives

The next two years will see a rise in datacentre projects designed to support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and mobility initiatives, according to recently published research from Telindus and VCE. The research is yet another sign maturing enterprise mobility strategies are likely to start translating in new spending on datacentres technologies.

Bristol taps Eduserv in £1.5m G-Cloud deal

Bristol City Council is moving most of its IT estate to the cloud as it consolidates offices

Bristol City Council has selected Eduesrv’s managed cloud services as part of a council-wide building consolidation effort. The deal, worth an estimated £1.5m over two years, will help support a massive cost savings programme currently underway at the Council according to Steven Pendleton, service manager commissioning and supplier relationship management at Bristol City Council.

Cloud Direct scores £1.5m to bolster cloud service brokerage

Brett Raynes, founder and chief executive officer of Cloud Direct

UK-based cloud brokerage firm Cloud Direct has secured £1.5m equity investment this week, which will go towards strategic acquisitions and bolstering the firm’s reach.

Devon NHS trust deploys cloud-based dashboards

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is using the dashboards to improve mental health services provision

Devon Partnership NHS Trust announced that it will deploy cloud-based dashboards in a bid to provide more patient data to clinical and non-clinical staff across the organisation.

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