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Apple augments CloudKit with new APIs – eyes enterprise

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Apple has given developers a new option in CloudKit, a new application programming interface (API) into its servers. The new feature is announced on the Apple developer news blog.

Hitachi launches Hyper Scalable Platform with in-built Pentaho

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Hitachi Data System (HDS) has launched a rapid assembly datacentre infrastructure product that comes with a ready-mixed enterprise big data system built in.

Microsoft’s submarine datacentre makes a splash

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Microsoft has released details of a new pilot project for an undersea datacentre designed to cut power costs with free water cooling.

Qualcomm and Guizhou to make new server chipsets in China

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San Diego based chip maker Qualcomm and China’s Guizhou Huaxintong Semi-Conductor company have announced a joint venture to develop new server chip sets designed for the Chinese market.

AWS, Azure and Google intensify cloud price war

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As price competition intensifies among the top three cloud service providers, one analyst has warned that cloud buyers should not get drawn into a race to the bottom.

AWS adds hydro-powered Canadian region to its estate

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AWS has announced it will open a new carbon-neutral Canadian region to its estate as well as running a new free test drive service for cloud service buyers.

Snooper’s charter a potential disaster warns lobby of US firms

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The ‘snooper’s charter’ could neutralise the contribution of Britain’s digital economy, according to a representation of US tech corporations including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo.

Apple to build new cloud infrastructure as Verizon sells off data centres – reports

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Two US tech giants are heading in opposite directions regarding datacenters, according to a couple of recent reports

Software defined storage and security drive cloud growth, say studies

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Data centre builders and cloud service developers are at loggerheads over their priorities, according to two new reports.

Toyota to build massive data centre and recruit partners to support smart car fleet

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Car maker Toyota is to build a massive new IT infrastructure and data centre to support all the intelligence to be broadcast its future range of smart cars.

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