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Alcatel-Lucent’s SDN subsidiary confirms cloud data centre implementation

Nuage Networks provides data centre SDN to OVH

Alcatel-Lucent’s software defined networking (SDN) subsidiary, Nuage Networks, has announced that it will be providing its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) to global hosting firm OVH. The deployment of VSP in data centres across Europe and North America will deliver OpenStack as a Service to OVH.

Net-A-Porter Group CIO: “Cloud an essential component of managing spikes, testing”

Fahy said he plans to help the company modernise its use of analytics

Online luxury fashion retailer Net-A-Porter Group has announced the appointment of Hugh Fahy as the Group’s new chief information officer. Fahy told BCN that the company plans to make greater use of cloud to solve scaling problems during peak shopping periods, and use analytics to gain more insight into these challenges.

Big data isn’t just for big companies

IBM

Inhi Cho Suh, vice president, big data, integration and governance at IBM spoke with Business Cloud News at the recent Cloud World Forum conference in London about how the next generation of big data services will evolve; how cloud and big data can often form a powerful combination.

Splunk, Syncsort take mainframe big data analysis to the cloud

Splunk and Syncsort are partnering to help enterprises analyse data generated by IBM mainframes in the cloud

Big data service provider Splunk has teamed up with Syncsort to bring analytics and data visualisation capabilities to IBM mainframe-generated data.

SAP and Microsoft integrate cloud applications

Microsoft and SAP said they wanted to improve interoperability between their respective technology stacks

Software giants Microsoft and SAP announced an agreement Monday that will see the two firms expand their global partnership by integrating one another’s cloud-based applications and improving interoperability between the two technology stacks.

Carta Blanco: NFV at Telefónica

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One of the most vigorous operators within the NFV ISG is Spanish incumbent Telefónica and, true to the message of accelerated change that the paper sought to communicate, it has not been sitting idly by. The firm marked the opening of MWC 2014 by setting out aggressive plans for the virtualization of its network functions, including detailed timelines relating to different network elements. The project has been dubbed ‘Unica’ and has as its headline aim the virtualization of 30 per cent of all new infrastructure by 2016.

Guthrie confirmed as cloud and enterprise head at Microsoft

Scott Guthrie, head of cloud and enterprise engineering at Microsoft

In an email sent to employees Monday evening Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella confirmed Scott Guthrie will remain head of the cloud and enterprise segment, a role he took on following Nadella’s appointment to the role of chief executive officer.

Q&A with Don Crabtree, principal infrastructure architect at Delta Air Lines

Don Crabtree, principal infrastructure architect, Delta Air Lines

In advance of the 4th Annual Cloud World Forum in London in June the Cloud World Series team caught up with one of the conference speakers, Don Crabtree, principal infrastructure architect at Delta Air Lines, who shared his views on cloud computing in aviation, the challenge of finding cloud-based aviation-specific solutions, and how the evolving aviation business will create new IT challenges (and opportunities).

Logicalis appoints ex-Fujitsu exec Richard Aston to lead service expansion

Richard Aston, vice president of services at Logicalis

IT solutions and cloud service provider Logicalis announced Tuesday that the company is appointing tech veteran Richard Aston to the role of vice president of services. Aston is being tasked with expanding the company’s services division and realign its offerings under the ‘Optimal’ brand.

Executives to forgo incentives following dismal IBM Q4 results

IBM unveiled the latest update to the server architecture at the foundation of its SystemX and PureSystems offerings

IT incumbent IBM released its 2013 fourth quarter results, announcing revenue declines of 5 per cent (3 per cent adjusted for constant currency) and profit declines of 0.1 per cent, despite net income rising 6 per cent. Increases in cloud revenue were not enough to counter declines in IBM’s global hardware business, and executives are reportedly forgoing incentive packages until the company performs better.

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