IT tech distributor Ingram Micro has launched a marketplace for cloud services in Europe in a bid to bolster its appeal to channel partners, many of which are increasingly offering their products as-a-service. The move is aimed at making its proposition in the cloud economy more compelling, particularly as other traditional IT vendors and cloud incumbents move in on reseller turf.
The European Commission is considering plans to reform how mobile cloud service providers, also know as Over The Top (OTT) companies, are regulated, according to reports from the FT.
Datacentre giant Equinix has announced the launch of its sixth London-based International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentre.
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.
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.
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.