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Red Hat results show OpenStack, OpenShift interest high, commercialisation low

Red Hat reported a better-than-expect Q4 2013 last week, and is looking to target OpenStack and OpenShift commercialisation strongly this year

With $400m in quarterly revenue and 15 per cent year on year growth Red Hat reported a better-than-expected fourth quarter at the end of last week. Red Hat president and chief executive officer said that despite a solid quarter and a high level of interest in its emerging technology investments, OpenStack and OpenShift, commercialisation is still low.

AWS, Salesforce, IBM leading cloud, research firm says

research published Wednesday by Synergy sheds light on the leaders and laggards in cloud in terms of market share as of Q4 2013, with Amazon, Salesforce and IBM coming out on top

On the heels of Google’s aggressive cloud services price cuts, research published Wednesday by Synergy sheds light on the leaders and laggards in cloud in the fourth quarter 2013, with Amazon, Salesforce and IBM coming out on top in the SaaS, IaaS and PaaS segments.

Latisys drops into UK market with London datacentre

Latysis announced the launch of its London Tier III datacentre Wednesday

US-based hosting and cloud services provider Latisys said Wednesday that it is bringing its cloud infrastructure and hybrid cloud solutions to the UK with the launch of its London Tier III-certified datacentre.

Firehost leadership reshuffles to focus on cloud

Jim Lewandowski, chief executive officer, Firehost

Texas-based hosting company Firehost announced at the end of last week that the company has appointed enterprise IT and security tech veteran Jim Lewandowski to the role of chief executive officer, with its current CEO and founder Chris Drake taking on the role of chief technology officer. The announcement comes as the company looks to broaden its reach in the infrastructure as a service market.

CenturyLink turns on high performance cloud service as big data advances in enterprises

Jared Wray, chief technology officer of cloud at CenturyLink, and founder of Tier 3 and Iron Foundry

CenturyLink announced the commercial availability of hyperscale high-performance server instances this week, the latest cloud service provider to move down the high performance compute route. As the Tier 3 acquisition continues to bear fruit – its technology is increasingly found at the core of CenturyLink’s cloud platform, CenturyLink Technology Solutions chief technology officer and Tier 3 / Iron Foundry founder Jared Wray told Business Cloud News that the growth of highly distributed, developer-friendly high performance computing is the result of shifts in the enterprise IT landscape.

Terrakom taps IBM converged infrastructure for IaaS offerings

Terrakom is standardising its infrastructure to simplify its go-to-market strategy for cloud applications

Croatian cable and fixed-line provider Terrakom tapped IBM’s converged infrastructure and storage offerings for its soon-to-be-launched infrastructure as a service. According to Terrakom, which entered the cloud market two years ago with two high-profile acquisitions, the infrastructure platform will simplify the company’s existing hardware estate and incur “significant cost savings.”

Oracle joins OpenStack, integration to follow

Oracle plane

Following Oracle’s announcement in September that the company will integrate Oracle Exalogic with OpenStack’s APIs, the company joined the OpenStack Foundation Tuesday and said it plans to integrate the open source platform’s management components into a range of Oracle appliances and services.

Bigstep launches bare-metal IaaS for big data applications

Bigstep says running big data applications on virtualised infrastructure wastes resources

Cloud computing and virtualisation go hand in hand in many implementations but Bigstep is hoping to change all that by removing the hypervisor. The company is launching bare-metal high performance computing IaaS for big data applications this week and the company’s commercial director, Ioana Hreninciuc, claims the removal of the hypervisor improves performance dramatically.

CME Group, 6fusion to explore infrastructure as a service exchange

CME Group and 6fusion are collaborating on an commodities exchange for IaaS resources

CME Group, one of Europe’s largest derivatives exchanges has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with 6fusion, a company specialising the in the economic measurement and standardisation of IT infrastructure, to explore the development of an infrastructure as a service exchange.

Microsoft Azure aims for June launch in China

Windows Azure launches in China June 6

Following Microsoft’s announcement in November 2012 that it was working with data centre company 21Vianet to bring the Azure platform to China, the Redmond-based software giant’s this week confirmed that the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) will go live on June 6.