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Microsoft targets customer datacentres with Azure Stack

Microsoft is bolstering its hybrid cloud appeal on the one hand, and going head to head with other large incumbents on the other

Microsoft revealed a series of updates to its server and cloud technologies aimed at blending the divide between Azure and Windows Server.

Citrix, bowing to momentum, joins OpenStack

Citrix is rejoining OpenStack, the open source cloud project it abandoned for its own rival initiative

Virtualisation specialist Citrix has announced it is officially joining the OpenStack Foundation as a corporate sponsor, the open source organisation it left four years ago in order to pursue the rival Cloud Stack initiative.

Telstra to extend Cisco InterCloud to Hong Kong, Singapore

Telstra plans to offer Cisco InterCloud in Singapore and Hong Kong

Building on earlier commitments to launch Cisco’s InterCloud platform in Australia Telstra said the service is now in live beta in the country, and announced plans to bring the OpenStack-based platform to Hong Kong and Singapore.

LeaseWeb intros CloudStack-based private cloud in Germany

LeaseWeb has deployed a CloudStack-based private cloud service in Germany

Hosting, cloud and colocation service provider LeaseWeb has expanded its presence in Germany with the launch of a CloudStack-based flat fee private cloud service. The platform, originally launched in the US last year, is hosted in its Tier III datacentre in Frankfurt. The move may be a sign CloudStack is still gaining traction among service providers at a time when industry marketeers seem laser focused on its open source rival OpenStack.

Weserve taps Flexiant for multi-cloud orchestration

Cloud and hosting company Weserve selected Flexiant for multi-cloud orchestration over similar open source tools

Dutch webhosting and cloud service provider Weserve B.V. announced Tuesday that the company has selected Flexiant to supply cloud orchestration software to manage multiple cloud and reseller platforms across both of its datacentres. Weserve said it was limited by its previous provider and evaluated Flexiant in addition to other open source cloud orchestration platforms, including CloudStack and OpenStack.

Open source cloud tools show signs of maturity

Open source cloud computing software CloudStack, which is developed by all-volunteer association the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), has this week graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a top level project. The move signifies the maturity of CloudStack as an open source tool for creating, managing, and deploying infrastructure cloud services.

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