Business Cloud News

Akamai extends DDoS cloud service to Japan

Akamai is adding another datacentre in Japan to support its cloud-based DDoS mitigation service

Network security specialist Akamai has opened a new datacentre in Japan in a bid to extend the reach of its cloud-based distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation service. The move comes at a time when DDoS attacks are more easily procured than ever before.

IBM partners with Equinix, extends cloud to 12 additional locations

IBM is expanding its cloud platform to 12 new locations and partnering with Equinix for nine of them

IBM has aggressively expanded its cloud platform with the addition of twelve datacentres across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. The move will see the IT giant partner with Equinix for nine of those datacentres.

HP, Salesforce join Verizon’s dark fibre interconnect for cloud services

Verizon: 'Dark fibre to inspire more confidence in cloud services'

HP and Salesforce have joined Verizon’s secure cloud interconnect service, which uses private IP addresses to connect its cloud and multiple cloud platforms together.

Huawei, Red Hat partner on OpenStack-based NFV

Huawei and Red hat partner on NFV

Chinese infrastructure specialist Huawei and open source software vendor Red Hat have announced a partnership to deliver carrier grade, OpenStack-based cloud solutions to enable NFV deployments.

Cisco, IBM launch integrated cloud hardware

Cisco and IBM are teaming up on converged hardware solutions

Cisco and IBM are teaming up to offer integrated server solutions that combine Cisco’s UCS technology with IBM’s Storwize storage system. The VersaStack deal is Cisco’s first big integrated infrastructure announcement since its divestment from VCE in October.

LeaseWeb announces Hong Kong datacentre in latest expansion effort

LeaseWeb is partnering with Pacnet in Hong Kong to provide cloud and colocation services to the local market

Hosting, cloud and colocation provider LeaseWeb has opened a datacentre in Hong Kong to drive adoption of the company’s services in the region. The move comes just one month after the company announced a US expansion and partnership with Equinix.

Google Cloud goes PCI compliant, opening it up for payment apps

Google wants to make its cloud platform more competitive

Google announced that its cloud platform is now PCI certified, paving the way for companies to use the platform to handle services that process or store credit card information.

Datacentre, cloud services provider IO latest company to split

IO is splitting up, with IO focusing on cloud and colocation and its spin off Baselayer focusing on datacentre hardware and software

Datacentre, colocation and cloud services provider IO announced this week that the company intends to split into two companies in early 2015, one to focus on its cloud and colocation business and the other to focus on datacentre hardware and software.

Telefónica partners with Equinix cloud exchange

Telefónica is linking its IP MPLS network to Equinix's cloud exchange

Spanish operator Telefónica announced that the company will offer direct connectivity to Equinix’s cloud exchange in a bid to bolster access to a broader array of commercial cloud services.

DiData to open government cloud in Canberra in 2015

Dimension Data is jumping on the GovCloud bandwagon

Dimension Data has unveiled a managed cloud platform in Canberra Monday in a bid to capture more business from the Australian public sector. The facility, under final construction, is due to open early next year.