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Cisco surpasses IBM as top cloud infrastructure provider

Cisco takes the number one spot as cloud infrastructure equipment provider

According to new research published by Synergy Research Group (SRG), Cisco has surpassed IBM in the cloud infrastructure equipment market and taken the top spot with 15 per cent at the end of 1Q13. The news comes just one quarter after IBM’s market share hit a two-year high of 19 per cent.

GAO tells CIA to reopen $600 million cloud deal to competition

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In what appears to be a win for IBM, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) ruled Thursday that the CIA must reopen negotiations on the $600 million cloud contract originally awarded to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

IBM protests Amazon $600 million CIA cloud contract

The GOA plans to rule on the CIA cloud procurement June 6

IBM Corp is protesting a $600 million cloud computing contract between the CIA and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of US Congress charged with examining matters related to the payment and receipt of public funds, will render a decision on the CIA cloud procurement later this week.

IBM to acquire SoftLayer for an estimated $2 billion

IBM will acquire CSL International for $20 million

Moving to strengthen its position in the public cloud space, IBM is to acquire Dallas, TX-based SoftLayer technologies Inc., one of the world’s largest privately help cloud computing infrastructure provider, for an undisclosed amount.

VMS partners with IBM to deliver cloud-based mobile computing platform

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Vietnam Mobile Telecom Servies Co. (VMS), the country’s third largest mobile carrier which operates under the MobiFone brand on Friday announced a collaboration with IBM to build an advanced, end-to-end mobile computing platform.

BSNL launches enterprise cloud services in India

BSNL launched their enterprise cloud services with Dimension Data on Tuesday

India’s Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), a state-owned carrier on Tuesday announced the launch of Enterprise Cloud Services in the country in conjunction with ICT services provider Dimension Data.

NSN, Intel collaborate on Liquid Apps; intelligent base stations

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Hardware manufacturers Nokia Siemens Networks and Intel are to collaborate on common objectives around NSN’s Liquid Applications initiative, to help operators develop new revenue and differentiation opportunities.

IBM and Openet gather over cloud strategy

IBM and transaction management firm Openet extended their relationship this week with a focus on the cloud, a technology which has gripped the attention of operators worldwide.

Clouds offer silver lining for all

IBM expanded further into the telecoms space on Thursday with the unveiling of a cloud services platform aimed at carriers and service providers. The offering encompasses hardware, software and services which would allow telcos to offer cloud computing to their own customers.

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