NaviSite, the enterprise cloud services subsidiary of Time Warner Cable, has opened a new datacentre in Santa Clara, California in a bid to boost the footprint of the companies managed hosting and cloud services.
Alibaba’s cloud computing division has opened its first overseas datacentre in Silicon Valley and a move the Chinese e-commerce giant said will bolster its appeal to Chinese multinational companies.
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.
SoftLayer will soon open new cloud datacentres in Sydney, Australia and Montreal, Canada as part of the company’s continued global rollout, with plans to add more capacity in other high growth regions in the coming months.
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.
Red Hat announced this week that its ARM Partner Early Access Programme, launched six months ago with the aim of facilitating partner system designs based on the 64-bit capable ARMv8-A architecture, has completed a critical hardware enablement phase.
Microsoft has adopted a relatively new ISO standard that specifies measures to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in public cloud environments. The company claims it is the first public cloud provider to do so.
Another year approaches and we are about to see yet another Microsoft Server reach its end of life. Windows Server 2003 (WS2003) is widely used within the industry and in a recent survey conducted by Microsoft, it was estimated that 22 million instances were still running on Windows Server 2003. Whether this announcement be a headache or opportunity, it does place an additional burden on organisations as it requires careful consideration, strategic planning and execution.
UK datacentre player Telecity Group announced this week the company would merge with Dutch datacentre and colocation specialist Interxion in a $2.2bn deal that would see the latter become part of the former.