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Google backs multi-cloud strategy with Orbitera purchase

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Google has confirmed the acquisition of cloud commerce platform Orbitera, marking an alternative strategy to its main cloud rivals AWS and Microsoft.

AWS posts 60% boost as it creeps towards $10bn revenues

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AWS has continued its promising progress towards breaking the $10 billion barrier, after reporting revenues of $5.4 billion for the first six months of 2016, a boost of 60% from the same period last year.

NTT makes play for IaaS

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NTT Communications has announced the deployment of managed private cloud solutions to HPE and NTT customers in the US in a play for the IaaS market.

Oracle sets sights on IaaS market as it reports 49% cloud growth

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Oracle has reported its 2016 Q4 results stating growth over the period declined 1% to $10.6 billion, though its cloud business grew 49% to $859 million.

93% of enterprise now using cloud services – survey

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The vast majority of IT professionals are now using at least one cloud-based service, according to a survey recently published by IT portal Spiceworks.

Oracle launches a mission critical PaaS from its Slough data centre

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Oracle has added new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud offerings from its Slough data centre, which currently caters for 500 UK and global customers.

Cloud market growing 28% a year and worth $110 billion says study

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Cloud services boomed in 2015 as the barriers to adoption toppled and confidence surged, says a new study.

HPE to give customer access to IaaS from NTT Communications

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HPE customers can now get instant infrastructure as a service (IaaS) from NTT Communications portfolio following an agreement with the Japanese telco’s NTT America division.

Carrenza claims it’s now top cloud host for UK government digital service

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UK cloud service provider Carrenza has announced it is now providing the majority of hosting for the government digital service (GDS) as it made the production and staging environments for the Gov.UK site live on its cloud infrastructure.

Dev-focused DigitalOcean raises $83m from Access Industries, Andreessen Horowitz

DigitalOcean raised $83m this week, which it will use to add features to its IaaS platform

DigitalOcean this week announced it has raised $83m in a series B funding round the cloud provider said would help it ramp up global expansion and portfolio development.

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