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.
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 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.
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 is planning on opening a SoftLayer cloud datacentre in Paris, which the company said will complement nearby datacentres in London and Amsterdam.
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.
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 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.
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.
Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has completed an NFV Proof of Concept (PoC) trial in which interoperability of multi-vendor virtual functions was successfully demonstrated.