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Office enlists private cloud for global expansion

Office is in the middle of a significant global expansion

Shoe retailer Office is using a private cloud and managed virtualisation services to handle spikes in online ordering ahead of one of its busiest periods.

IDC: Cloud to make up nearly half of IT infrastructure spending by 2019

Enterprise adoption of public cloud services seems to be outstripping private cloud demand

Total cloud infrastructure spending will grow by 21 per cent year over year to $32bn this year, accounting for approximately 33 per cent of all IT infrastructure spending, up from about 28 per cent in 2014, according to IDC.

Converged OpenStack cloud pioneer Nebula closes its doors

Nebula, an OpenStack pioneer, is closing its doors

Converged infrastructure vendor Nebula, one of the first companies to pioneer integrated OpenStack-based private cloud hardware, announced it will close its doors this week.

UK MoD launches dedicated private cloud for internal apps

The UK MoD is using a hosted private cloud for internal shared services apps

The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) Information Systems and Services (ISS) has deployed a private cloud based in CGI’s South Wales datacentre which is being used to host internal applications for the public sector authority.

Toy retailer The Entertainer taps Rackspace for managed private cloud

The Entertainer has moved onto Rackspace's managed private cloud platform

UK toy e-retailer The Entertainer has moved onto Rackspace’s managed private cloud platform in a bid to improve how the company’s site and databases handle traffic spikes.

DFG, the brand behind Ikea, 7-Eleven, moves SAP estate to Telstra cloud

Asian retailer Dairy Farm Group is moving its SAP estate into a private cloud platform hosted by Telstra

Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm Group, the brand behind regional franchises of companies like Ikea and 7-Eleven, has moved its SAP estate onto a private cloud platform hosted by Australian telecoms incumbent Telstra.

HP reveals OpenStack VPCs tailored to traditional enterprise workloads

HP is tailoring OpenStack-based managed private clouds to several popular enterprise workloads

HP has broadened its Helion portfolio to include pre-configured managed virtual private cloud platforms based on OpenStack which are tailored to workloads commonly found in large enterprises.

Rackspace, VMware partner on managed private cloud

Rackspace is to start offering dedicated single tenant VMware vCloud managed private instances

Longitme VMware partner Rackspace is adding dedicated single tenant VMware instances to its managed private cloud portfolio. The move will see Rackspace handle all of the nitty gritty – VM backups, OS patching, infrastructure management and the like – for customers looking for dedicated vCloud instances.

European Space Agency moves to Orange private cloud

The ESA is moving more of its applications to the cloud

The custom platform, deployed from two interlinked private cloud sites in Germany and Italy, is helping the organisation to provision compute and storage resources more quickly – from a months to a matter of minutes, according to ESA’s chief information officer and head of IT Filippo Angelucci.

Microsoft, Dell deliver “Azure-consistent” cloud-in-a-box

Microsoft CPS

Microsoft said the Cloud Platform System (CPS) blends all of the architectural, design, operational and technological experience the company has generated over the years in building out Azure, with Dell hardware – Dell PowerEdge servers, storage, and networking switches.

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