Business Cloud News

Oracle and Microsoft announce cloud collaboration

Microsoft and Oracle will partner to deliver Oracle's software to Microsoft cloud customers

Former software rivals Microsoft and Oracle announced a partnership Monday that would allow Windows Hyper-V and Azure customers to run Oracle software on these platforms.

96% of SMBs shifting to cloud see security as benefit

The survey compared the perceptions of cloud and non-cloud adopting SMBs

A study conducted by ComScore on behalf of Microsoft surveying SMBs in the UK, France and Germany suggests 96 per cent of companies that have adopted cloud services believe that they have gained security benefits as a result.

Microsoft aims new updates at hybrid cloud adopters

As the battle for enterprise cloud continues to heat up, Microsoft has announced a range of software updates aimed at securing a chunk of the growing hybrid cloud market. The software giant made the announcements at its TechEd conference, an IT and enterprise developer-focused conference taking place in New Orleans this week.

Orange sees potential for ‘industrialised’ cloud in US and AsiaPac

Orange Business Services’ lead for international cloud operations, Chis McKay

In the wake of Orange Business Services taking its enterprise cloud infrastructure to Asia and North America, Business Cloud News had a chance to speak with Orange Business Services’ lead for international cloud operations, Chis McKay.

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.

VMware announces long-anticipated vCloud Hybrid Service

VMware is pitching vCloud Hybrid Services to existing and new data centre customers

VMware has officially launched it’s public infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering, extending its existing data centres to the public cloud and offering virtual networking as a way to cut cloud deployment costs for enterprises.

Google, Microsoft see strong growth in 1Q13


Web giant Google racked up a 31 per cent increase in consolidated revenues on a year on year basis for the first quarter of 2013, hitting almost $14bn. Net for the period climbed to $3.35bn, compared to $2.89bn in the first quarter of 2012. Traffic acquisition costs (TAC) for the first quarter totalled $2.96bn, or 25 per cent of advertising revenues.

Telstra to pump £500m+ into cloud services

Telstra has announced a £500m+ (AU$800m) investment in cloud computing over the next five years to support what it says is a growing demand from Australian organisations for cloud services. The telco is rumoured to have invested AU$200m in cloud to date and this latest announcement will kick-off the construction of a new data centre, the modernisation of existing facilities, increased automation of utility computing services and the expansion of the telco’s range of enterprise applications, among other things. Construction of a new data centre in Melbourne is already underway.

Telefonica joins with Microsoft to woo developers

European carrier Telefónica joined forces with Microsoft on Monday, in a bid to make developers feel more love from the carrier camp. José Valles, head of Telefónica’s BlueVia developer programme, openly admitted that operators had not had the best relationship with developers in the past before proclaiming that all that is about to change.

T-Mobile kills Danger

T-Mobile USA has said it will launch a new 4G Sidekick device that runs on Android “soon.” The move marks the end of the road for Danger, Microsoft’s client-server platform that features on the device; having continued to support the service following its withdrawal of the handset last year, T-Mobile announced yesterday that it would be switching off its Danger servers by the end of May 2011.