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Alibaba announces partner programme to boost cloud efforts

Alibaba's partner programme will help it expand internationally

The company’s Marketplace Alliance Program (MAP) will see it partner with large tech and datacentre operators, initially including Intel, Singtel, Meeras, Equinix and PCCW among others to help localise its cloud computing services and grow its ecosystem.

Equinix to offer direct access to Alibaba’s cloud service

Equinix will offer direct links to Alibaba's cloud

Equinix has signed an agreement with Alibaba that will see the American datacentre incumbent provide direct access to Chinese ecommerce firm’s cloud computing service.

Equinix, Telecity reach merger agreement as Interxion gets kicked to the curb

Equinix and Telecity Group are merging, which will boost Equinix's presence in the EU

Equinix and TelecityGroup have agreed the terms of a merger that will see the American datacentre incumbent pay $2.35bn for all issued Telecity shares. The deal also means the proposed merger between Telecity and Interxion is dead in the water.

Equinix to bolster cloud in Hong Kong with $40m expansion

Equinix is investing $40m in expanding its datacentre estate in Hong Kong

American datacentre giant Equinix is looking to expand its cloud and colocation footprint in Hong Kong, the company announced this week.

Equinix: Telecity acquisition is better alternative to Telecity, Interxion merger

Equinix said its acquisition of TelecityGroup would be better for shareholders than a Telecity-Interxion merger

Equinix confirmed it is currently in discussions which could lead to its acquisition of UK datacentre specialist TelecityGroup, a move it said would significantly enhance its standing in the region.

Equinix makes £2.3bn bid for Telecity Group

Equinix has made a £2.3bn bid for Telecity Group

Telecity Group said it has been approached by Equinix about a possible acquisition that could see it shell out close to £2.3bn in a cash-and-shares deal for the UK datacentre incumbent.

Equinix announces sixth London datacentre

Equinix has announced five new datacentres globally in the past month

Datacentre giant Equinix has announced the launch of its sixth London-based International Business Exchange (IBX) datacentre.

Alibaba targets Chinese multinationals with first Silicon Valley cloud datacentre

Alibaba's cloud business comes to the US this week

Alibaba’s cloud computing division has opened its first overseas datacentre in Silicon Valley and a move the Chinese e-commerce giant said will bolster its appeal to Chinese multinational companies.

Equinix buys Nimbo to strengthen cloud migration services

Equinix has acquired Nimbo, a professional services firm that specialises in helping enterprises move to the cloud

Datacentre incumbent Equinix has acquired Nimbo, an IT professional services firm, in a bid to help the firm bolster its ability to support datacentre migrations, network optimisation and hybrid cloud architectures.

IBM opens SoftLayer datacentre in Frankfurt

IBM opened its first SoftLayer datacentre in Germany this week

IBM has announced the opening of the company’s first SoftLayer datacentre in Germany this week, part of its $1.2bn investment into global cloud datacentres announced nearly one year ago. The move comes just months after AWS announced the launch of its Frankfurt-based public cloud.