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Cloud SLAs are failing enterprises, Claranet says

Cloud SLAs are too basic and don't capture performance objectives enterprises are looking for

Cloud service providers are making availability and uptime the core metrics upon which services are evaluated. But SLAs that focus overwhelmingly on availability and uptime often fail to include performance objectives that capture the dynamic nature of the relationship between cloud vendors and customers, or what enterprises are really looking for from their service providers, according to Paul Marland, director of account management at Claranet.

UK cloud challenger iomart results buoyed by SME uptake

iomart announced strong growth in its cloud segment, which it owed in large part to increased uptake of cloud services among SMEs

Glasgow-based cloud computing firm iomart announced an increase of almost 40 per cent in annual revenues for the latest financial year, with pre-tax profits of £14.6m – up from £10.7m in 2013. The firm said the company’s strong results were due in large part to increased cloud uptake among SMEs and the mid-market.

Claranet acquires Dutch cloud provider NovaData

Claranet acquired Dutch cloud and IT services provider NovaData, the firms announced Thursday

Hosting and cloud provider Claranet announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Dutch cloud and IT services provider NovaData. Claranet said its acquisition of NovaData, the latest in a series of purchases over the past 18 months, will help solidify its position in the European market for mid-sized enterprise customers.

Organisations may be overpaying for cloud, research finds

Claranet's research suggests organisations value the flexibility of cloud, but when extended to pricing it could be to their detriment in some situations

The perceived flexibility of the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) cloud services consumption model is often hailed by CIOs as one of the leading reasons for their adoption. But research published by UK cloud service provider Claranet suggests organisations are often overpaying service providers by putting more predictable workloads on cloud platforms.

Claranet targets healthcare with Grita acquisition

Claranet said the Grita acquisition will give it a big boost in healthcare sector in Europe.

Cloud and managed services provider Claranet announced Tuesday that the company has acquired French specialist hosting provider Grita for an undisclosed sum. Claranet said the acquisition will give it a big boost in healthcare sector in Europe.

Claranet acquires Echiron, plans consolidation around mid-market

Claranet Group acquired cloud and application hosting firm Echiron as it eyes the mid-market

Managed service and cloud provider Claranet Group reported revenues of £103m, a 47 per cent increase on the previous year for 2013. Claranet chief executive officer and founder Charles Nasser said the company, which on Monday acquired managed hosting and cloud app service provider Echiron, plans to further position itself in the cloud space through strategic acquisitions and consolidation around the mid-market.

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