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Marconi University saves 23 per cent moving from colo to cloud

The shift to cloud means Marconi University can increase platform uptime and save 23 per cent at the same time

Marconi Univeristy, Italy’s first Open University, has moved its online campus e-Learning platform from a colocation-based solution to a virtual private cloud, saving the University 23 per cent on its total infrastructure bill.

Grand Theft Auto V may see network issues add to server woes

Rockstar Games says its buying and installing servers round the clock to keep up with demand for the online version of GTA5

Rockstar Games, developer of the popular action game Grand Theft Auto said the launch of the online version of the newest addition to the franchise, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V), will likely encounter some server and network performance issues while the company looks to add more capacity to deal with higher than expected demand.

Fujitsu brings cloud to animal hospitals

Dog at vet

Fujitsu and Anicom, a Japanese provider of pet insurance, announced a collaboration Wednesday that will see the two companies partner to deliver cloud-based services to support veterinary practices and animal hospitals.

Mobile, cloud and security skill gap may hamper innovation

UKCES's report Technology and Skills in The Digital Industries highlights the influence of disruptive mobile and cloud technologies, and how they are influencing demand for IT specialisms

It’s often the case that new technologies help catalyse or facilitate innovation. But according to a new report published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, growth in the UK digital industries sector could be hampered by an impending skills gap brought about by the rapid proliferation of cloud and mobile technologies.

OpenDaylight Project (partially) lifts curtain on SDN platform

OpenDaylight Project took the wraps off the initial release of its open-source SDN architecture, dubbed OpenDaylight Hydrogen

The industry-supported open source OpenDaylight project took the wraps off the first release of “Hydrogen” today, its software defined networking architecture billed to accelerate the adoption of SDN among enterprise IT and network providers.

Ericsson to build new cloud, interoperability R&D centres

Ericsson says that the new R&D centres will house up to 24,000 engineers, nearly a quarter of the companies 110,000-strong global workforce

Swedish ICT technology and services provider Ericsson announced today that it is planning to construct three new research and development centres that will focus on delivering interoperability testing services for new technologies underpinning cloud services.

Nasdaq FinQloud financial cloud expands with Jordan & Jordan

Jordan & Jordan will use Nasdaq FinQloud to host its execution compliance and surveillance service

US consulting, market data and technology firm Jordan & Jordan has chosen to launch its execution compliance and surveillance service on Nasdaq OMX FinQloud, the cloud computing platform built for financial services and powered by Amazon Web Services.

China Telecom opens cloud computing park in Mongolia

Great Wall Of China

Great Wall Of ChinaChina Telecom on Wendesday announced the opening of a cloud computing datacentre in Inner Mongolia, close to Beijing, as part of a 17.5bn yuan (£1.8bn) investment in the technology.

Cloud expectations sky-high for operators

Cloud services will be one of the key revenue generators for operators over the next 24 months, according to data from the Intelligence Industry Survey 2013, with over 80 per cent of respondents expecting operators to own their own cloud infrastructure within the next two years. Over 90 per cent expect operators to be selling cloud services within the same time frame.

Orange Digital moves to Amazon cloud

Citing its previous infrastructure as being expensive to run and time consuming to maintain Orange Digital, which manages the online portals for EE, has moved to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The firm claims that by moving to Amazon’s cloud, it is better able to support spikes in traffic and capacity and reduce costs by £2m over a three-year period.