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Salesforce opens UK datacentre, two more planned for 2015

Salesforce has opened its first EU datacentre in the UK

Salesforce has opened its first European datacentre in UK this week, the first of three the company plans to open in the EU in the coming year.

Microsoft contributes new cloud server specs to Open Compute Project

Microsoft has offered up the second version of its open source server spec to the Open Compute Project

Microsoft announced it is contributing the second generation of its Open CloudServer specification to the Open Compute Project, an open source collaboration aimed at reducing the cost of servers while improving their performance.

LeaseWeb taps Equinix for US cloud expansion

LeaseWeb is partnering with Equinix for its US expansion

LeaseWeb is looking to Equinix to help facilitate the cloud, colo and hosting provider’s expansion in the US West Coast. The move comes just months after the company expanded its presence in Germany and Singapore.

GoDaddy gets cloud revamp with virtual private servers

GoDaddy has revamped its virtual private server and dedicated server offerings, which are being underpinned by OpenStack

GoDaddy is launching a virtual private server offering in self-managed, managed and fully-managed versions as well as dedicated server instances this week, part of the company’s plan to shift its hosting and domain name registration business over to cloud.

IBM to bring SoftLayer to Paris

IBM is planning to open up a SoftLayer datacentre in Paris, the company's first in France

IBM is planning on opening a SoftLayer cloud datacentre in Paris, which the company said will complement nearby datacentres in London and Amsterdam.

AWS lands in Germany, targets security-sensitive customers

AWS senior vice president Andy Jassy

Amazon has announced the launch of AWS in Germany, the second European location launched by the cloud incumbent and the 11th globally. Senior vice president Andy Jassy said the move will bolster the service’s reach in Europe as it looks to broaden its appeal to more regulated sectors.

IBM, Microsoft bring software, middleware to SoftLayer and Azure

Microsoft and IBM are enabling one another's software to work in SoftLayer and Azure

Microsoft and IBM have agreed to make one another’s software and middleware available on SoftLAyer and Azure, respectively. The company’s said the partnership will help ease customers’ adoption of hybrid cloud services.

Microsoft, Dell deliver “Azure-consistent” cloud-in-a-box

Microsoft CPS

Microsoft said the Cloud Platform System (CPS) blends all of the architectural, design, operational and technological experience the company has generated over the years in building out Azure, with Dell hardware – Dell PowerEdge servers, storage, and networking switches.

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.

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