Networking incumbent Cisco is to set up a joint venture company with Chinese hardware manufacturer TCL, the latest in a series of cloud-focused partnerships leveraging China’s vast technology manufacturing capacity and cloud market potential.
Hosting provider OVH has launched a cloud service based on IBM’s Power8 processor architecture, an open source architecture tailored specifically for big data applications, and OpenStack.
Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has completed an NFV Proof of Concept (PoC) trial in which interoperability of multi-vendor virtual functions was successfully demonstrated.
Fibre and datacentre operator Interoute has bolstered its virtual datacentre platform (VDC) presence in London, launching one zone in Canary Wharf and a second site in Slough.
Alcatel-Lucent’s software defined networking (SDN) subsidiary, Nuage Networks, has announced that it will be providing its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) to global hosting firm OVH. The deployment of VSP in data centres across Europe and North America will deliver OpenStack as a Service to OVH.
Datacentre and colocation giant Digital Reality has announced the opening of its datacentre campus in Dublin’s Digital Profile Park, part of a phased datacentre development plan in the region.
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.
A large carrier-neutral datacentre services provider in China, 21Vianet, has teamed up with Huawei to build what the company’s claim to be the largest commercially deployed software-defined networking (SDN). The technology is likely to boost the services of other cloud providers like AWS and IBM, which have both partnered with 21Vianet in China.
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.
IBM has deployed Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology, which provides chip-level application validation and security capabilities, in its SoftLayer datacentres. The company claims to be the only bare metal cloud service provider to deploy the technology.