Network management and switching specification OpenFlow is being buoyed by industry support, according to the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Software Defined Networking (SDN). The group recently stepped up development and implementation of the OpenFlow 1.3 protocol, with a conformance testing event attended by 90 per cent of the group’s members.
A total of 33 per cent of office software users will be using cloud-based systems by 2017 according to a study published by Gartner this week.
North America is the leading region for cloud computing innovation, while Europe is bringing up the rear, according to research released this week.
UAE telco du announced Monday that it will partner with Encloud to launch an enterprise cloud service, dubbed Business Cloud Platform.
Encloud, a systems integrator and managed services provider based in Dubai will help the telco expand its existing managed services portfolio to include infrastructure as a service, software as a service and platform as a service (IaaS, SaaS and PaaS).
In her last public appearance representing the programme, former head of UK government cloud initiative, G-Cloud, Denise McDonagh called on the country’s government to focus on promoting public sector cloud service uptake through the Cloud Store and help address widespread challenges to cloud adoption.
IBM has unveiled an array of cloud software solutions targeted at C-level executives, including a big data and social media analytics offering for CMOs.
The Croatian subsidiary of Telekom Austria, Vipnet, has tapped up cloud services provider Neostratus to provide a fully customisable, white-labelled public cloud platform enabling the operator to provision and manage a range of messaging, communication and collaboration solutions.
Rackspace, a hosting company and supporter of the OpenStack platform, this week launched Australia’s first OpenStack-based public cloud offering.
With hybrid cloud looking to become the dominant flavour adopted by organisations globally over the next few years, IT departments will have to respond to the growing set of challenges this poses. Business Cloud News recently had the chance to speak one-on-one with Ian Cox, interim IT director at Sony Entertainment to discuss his thoughts on this within the context of the evolving IT ecosystem and the growing popularity of the cloud.
Sweden’s Data Inspectorate has asked the municipality of Salem to either review and change its contract with Google, or to stop using the company’s Google Apps cloud services, over fears the web giant has too much access to personal data.