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NetSuite links up with Cloud Industry Forum

NetSuite joins cloud industry heavyweights like Dell, VMware and Microsoft

Cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite announced Monday that the company has joined the Cloud Industry Forum, an industry body geared towards keeping enterprises and service providers abreast of the latest trends and best practice in the cloud space.

Securing the cloud in a BYOD world: “No one really has this figured out”

Recently published research reveals enterprise IT pros are struggling with cloud security, and intend to spend more in 2014 on technology and training to address it

Research published this week by enterprise IT incumbent Dell reveal significant increases in IT spending on security solutions as traditional workplaces to transform into cloud-focused BYOD cultures. And while a slew of SaaS-focused cloud security solutions seem to be hitting the market at record pace, for most CIOs, technology can only do so much.

Dell announces slew of cloud tech partnerships

Dell announced a slew of new partnerships with cloud service providers this week

Dell has inked a slew of new agreements with Microsoft, Google, Dropbox and CenturyLink, and announced a partnership with Red Hat to co-develop OpenStack private cloud deployments in a big end of year cloud push for the tech giant. The company said the agreements will strengthen its cloud partner programme as it moves forward with its integration-focused strategy in the cloud infrastructure sector.

Dell appoints Wipro veteran Anand Sankaran as global cloud president

Anand Sankaran, president and global head of Dell services' infrastructure and cloud

In its first big cloud-related personnel shakeup since founder Michael Dell took the company private, Dell announced that Anand Sankaran will join the company as president and global head of Dell services’ infrastructure and cloud. The move may give Dell an edge in high-growth markets.

Dell to go private for $24.4bn: Back to its roots or renewed focus on strategic IT?

Micheal Dell, the company's chairman and CEO will take back ownership of the struggling PC and server maker

The deal was not without its discontents, the most notable of which was Carl Icahn, a billionaire activist investor who attempted to thwart the transaction along with Southeastern Asset Management investment firm, claiming that Dell was being undervalued. The conflict led to several court cases and three delayed votes before the deal was finally approved by the Board Thursday.

Dell to deliver cloud application services for Windows Azure

Dell Services is partnering with Microsoft to offer application development and migration services to Azure customers

Dell Services earlier this week announced that it will extend its partnership with Microsoft offer a portfolio of cloud application services to be delivered on the Windows Azure platform.

Australia NCI taps Dell for computational cloud

The new deal between NCI and Dell will help NCI improve collaboration among researchers

Australian organisation the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) announced Tuesday that it has inked a $2m deal with Dell for a high-performance compute cloud deployment.

UKFast brings “largest cloud” to UK

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Machester-based UKFast said on Wednesday that it will be launching what the company claims to be the UK’s largest virtual private cloud service. The service, eCloud, is an elastic virtual private cloud service and is claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK and is set to hit the UK market sometime this week.

VMware announces long-anticipated vCloud Hybrid Service

VMware is pitching vCloud Hybrid Services to existing and new data centre customers

VMware has officially launched it’s public infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering, extending its existing data centres to the public cloud and offering virtual networking as a way to cut cloud deployment costs for enterprises.

Dell to focus on OpenStack-based private cloud, dumps public cloud strategy

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As Dell continues to grapple with slumping demand in its legacy business units, the company has cancelled plans to launch an OpenStack-based public cloud and has also canned its VMWare virtualisation and storage offerings already on the market.

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