Business Cloud News

Mirantis gets into the OpenStack converged infrastructure game

Mirantis is teaming up with Dell and Juniper to create converged infrastructure solutions

Mirantis unveiled plans to work with a range of vendors to deliver OpenStack-based converged infrastructure solutions for enterprises.

Cloud infrastructure revenues grow 25% in Q1 2015

IDC Q1 2015 cloud revenues

Revenue from cloud infrastructure including servers, storage and switches grew 25.1 per cent year on year in the first quarter of this year – the highest rate in over a year according to analyst house IDC and the second highest level of total spending in the past nine quarters.

DocuSign bags $278m from Intel, Dell

DocuSign raised $278m, its largest single funding round to date

Digital signing firm DocuSign announced it has secured $278m in a series F funding round from a range of investors including Intel and Dell.

Dell partners with Pivotal on Cloud Foundry

Dell Services will resell Pivotal CF and advise customers on implementation, app development and migration to different cloud platforms

Dell Services announced a partnership with Pivotal this week that will see the company include Pivotal CF in its digital services portfolio.

Red Hat, Dell redouble OpenStack private cloud efforts

Red Hat and Dell are co-developing OpenStack-based private cloud solutions

Red Hat and Dell have announced a series of co-engineered, high-density servers the companies claim are optimised for large-scale OpenStack deployments.

Cisco, HP keep the lead in cloud infrastructure

cloud server Q4 2014

Data recently published by Synergy Research Group suggest Cisco and HP maintained their leadership of the cloud infrastructure kit market in the fourth quarter of last year, with the two firms accounting for over a quarter of worldwide server revenues globally.

Dell bolsters cloud programme with NTT Com partnership

Dell and NTT Com are partnering on cloud services

Dell and NTT Com have announced a partnership that will see the latter join the former’s cloud service provider programme, with NTT’s cloud services being made available to Dell customers globally.

Red Hat bolsters cross-vendor compatibility of ARM datacentre architecture

ARM incumbents are keen to ensure the architecture stays competitive in the datacentre

Red Hat announced this week that its ARM Partner Early Access Programme, launched six months ago with the aim of facilitating partner system designs based on the 64-bit capable ARMv8-A architecture, has completed a critical hardware enablement phase.

Rackspace appoints Dell veteran to board

Rackspace has appointed John Harper to its board of directors, and announced solid growth for Q4 2014

Rackspace has appointed John Harper to the company’s board of directors this week. The appointment of Harper, who most recently served as chief financial officer at Dell Services, comes as Rackspace announced Q4 2014 revenues of $472m, up 16 per cent from the same quarter the previous year.

FireHost, Dell to deliver managed private cloud for compliance, security-sensitive clients

Dell and FireHost are teaming up to provide managed private clouds to payments-oriented retail and financial services firms

Hosting and cloud service provider FireHost announced that it would team up with Dell to offer managed private cloud services to enterprises.