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Cloud Team Alliance extends EU footprint with PT, KPN

The addition of Portugal Telecom and KPN will see that Alliance extended to Portugal and the Netherlands.

The Cloud Team Alliance, a partnership inked between Belgian telco Belgacom and Numergy, a French cloud computing specialist, announced this week that the group has extended its alliance to include two other European operators, Portugal Telecom and KPN.

SugarSync puts Staples in SMB channel play

Staples and SugarSync are partnering to deliver the cloud storage and backup services to small businesses

Cloud storage and backup service provider SugarSync announced a partnership with office supply giant Staples on Wednesday that will see the service offered to small and medium sized businesses in the US. The move is an interesting channel play for SugarSync and comes at a time when competitors like Backupifylook to tap resellers and partners focused on larger enterprises.

Cloudera and Koverse join forces on Apache Accumulo

Clouder and Koverse are partnering to develop commercial offerings based on Apache Accumulo, an open source key-store project originally developed by the NSA

Integrator Cloudera has teamed up with big data specialist Koverse in a bid to co-develop innovations based on Apache Accumulo, an open source key-value store project built on top of Hadoop.

NEC and SAP partner to bring cloud-based ERP to SMEs

NEC and SAP are partnering to deliver the latter's SME-focused ERP solution on the former's hardware

Setting their sights on South East Asian SMEs, NEC and SAP have entered into a partnership this week that will see NEC provide small and medium-size businesses in the region with SAP’s Business ByDesign ERP solution. The companies want to dispel the myth that SAP’s cloud solutions are only suitable for larger enterprises.

Intel reminds users it powers clouds, too

Intel struck a deal with sixteen cloud service providers to have its branding widely visible on IaaS instances powered by its tech

Intel announced this week that it has struck a deal with sixteen cloud providers which will see the chip giant’s brand included on all cloud-based offerings it powers. The chip giant said the “Powered by Intel Cloud Technology” badge will help cloud service providers differentiate their services and educate users on the unique security and performance benefits of its technology.

HCL, CSC partner to bring legacy apps to the cloud

CSC and HCL are co-developing technology to help companies bring legacy apps into the cloud

HCL and CSC announced a strategic partnership Wednesday that will see the two large IT service providers work together to re-develop applications for clients so they can be deployed in the cloud. The companies claim the co-developed technology platform and delivery network will modernize the world’s legacy applications, potentially a major boon for CIOs.

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