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OVH taps open source Power8 architecture, OpenStack for cloud platform

OVH is using the Power8 architecture and OpenStack to stand up its public cloud service

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.

NTT DoCoMo seeks multi-vendor NFV architecture

NTT DoCoMo wants to make its network more agile

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has completed an NFV Proof of Concept (PoC) trial in which interoperability of multi-vendor virtual functions was successfully demonstrated.

Cisco, TCL joint venture to focus on cloud in China

TCL and Cisco are setting up a joint venture to focus on datacentres and cloud services in China

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.

Interoute bolsters London cloud presence

Finnie: 'Network is key in the cloud'

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 SDN subsidiary confirms cloud data centre implementation

Nuage Networks provides data centre SDN to OVH

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.

Digital Reality opens €150m datacentre in Dublin

Digital Reality has opened a €150m datacentre in Dublin

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 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.

Huawei, 21Vianet build largest commercial SDN network

21Vianet and Huawei have built what the companies claim to be the largest SDN deployment to date

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.

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.

IBM SoftLayer adds Intel chip security tool to bare metal cloud

SoftLayer plans to deploy Intel's TXT technology, which provides workload validation within the processor

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.

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