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Red Bull drinks up hybrid cloud file sharing platform

Red Bull is swapping Box for Egnyte

The North American division of energy drink giant Red Bull has rolled out Egnyte’s hybrid cloud file sharing and collaboration service, replacing its cloud-based incumbent solution Box.

This is a cloud’s world, report suggests

Cloud is on the rise, with OpenStack and Docker among other cloudy technologies making headway in the enterprise

A recently published survey of over 900 IT pros suggests enterprise adoption of public and private cloud-based services is rapidly maturing, with more than nine in ten either running or experimenting with infrastructure as a service offerings. With over half of enterprises reporting that their on premise or collocated applications are built in cloud-friendly architectures, that number is set to grow – which has implications for central IT stakeholders.

Shop Direct enlists IBM for hybrid cloud deployment

Shop Direct previously enlisted AWS to help improve website availability

UK e-retailer Shop Direct, the firm behind and, has enlisted IBM to help the company set up and manage a hybrid cloud platform in a bid to make its online platforms more performant.

Accenture, Microsoft team up on hybrid cloud

Accenture and Microsoft are teaming up to help clients transition to a hybrid cloud world

Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade are jointly developing hybrid cloud solutions based on Microsoft Azure and Accenture Cloud that help users migrate applications and workloads between private and public clouds.

African Stock Exchange to rely on hybrid cloud architecture

Dhaneshwar Damry has big plans for Africa

A pan-African vision has inspired the African Stock Exchange which has ambitious plans to tap the potential of the continent using hosted technology and a secure base in Mauritius.

VMware looks to attract ISVs with hybrid cloud partner programme

VMware is looking to attract ISVs to its hybrid cloud service with the partner programme

VMware announced a partner programme that it said would boost the ability of independent software vendors (ISVs) to move their applications over to VMWare’s vCloud Air servic

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.

CenturyLink’s federated private cloud service goes live

CenturyLink wants to make a splash in the private cloud market

CenturyLink has launched a private cloud service based on the company’s proprietary cloud automation, orchestration and management public cloud platform acquired from Tier 3 last year. The move comes as spending on hosted private cloud services looks set to skyrocket.

Microsoft to ‘walk the walk’, details internal cloud strategy

Microsoft wants to move most of its internal IT systems over to cloud in the next five years

Microsoft’s Service Deployment and Operations (SDO) team, a division within the company’s internal IT department detailed its cloud strategy and implementation roadmap, as it looks to consolidate its datacentre footprint and retire thousands of servers reaching end of life. The company said the initiative could save nearly $120m in capital costs over four years.

US federal gov failure to leverage cloud may cost up to $19bn

The US federal government could save billions by moving wholesale to the cloud

According to research published this week, although nearly three in every four US federal government agencies using at least one cloud service, most federal government IT staff see a very limited role for cloud services within their overall IT strategy. MeriTalk and AT&T, the firms that commissioned the research, claim the feds may be missing out on nearly $19bn in IT savings.