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Private cloud network aims to take middleman out of big data

Reed:'split the value of data with the user, or let them stay completely private'

Respect Network, a service that that links private cloud platforms together launched this week in several cities internationally. Drummond Reed, Respect Network’s chief executive officer told Business Cloud News that the service aims to take the middleman out of cloud-on-cloud interconnections and give users key assurances around how they control their data – and help them monetise it.

OpenStack vendor Metacloud bags $15m

OpenStack vendor Metacloud scored $15m in venture funding this week, which will go towards enhancing visibility for its products and services

Metacloud, an OpenStack vendor started by former techies at Yahoo and Ticketmaster, announced Thursday that the company has raised an additional $15m in funding. The company said it will use the funds to expand awareness of its enterprise-grade OpenStack distribution and OpenStack-based hosting business.

Datalex deploys travel retail software on Internap hybrid cloud platform

Datalex will use Internap's managed hosting service for its mission critical platform and move most of its other applications and databases over to a private cloud

Datalex, which provides e-commerce solutions for the travel industry announced at the end of last week that it will use Internap’s private cloud, managed hosting and cloud object storage platforms as well as a private connection service to underpin Datalex’s offering to airlines.

IBM inks $500m private cloud deal with The Hartford

IBM on Wednesday said it scored a $500m private cloud deal with The Hartford

IBM said Wednesday that it has landed a technology and services deal with insurer and mutual fund manager The Hartford that will see IBM supply the company with private cloud infrastructure services. The deal, valued at over $500m, will also see both companies work together to create more services for the sector that are based on IBM technology.

Novotex partners with IBM SoftLayer in $10m tie-up

Novotex announced Monday that it is partnering with IBM to deploy its document management solutions on a SoftLayer private cloud

Document lifecycle management firm Novotex announced Monday that it is partnering with IBM to deploy its offerings on SoftLayer infrastructure, offering those solutions as a service.

Public, private and hybrid: security in the cloud

Akamai is acquiring Prolexic to extend DDoS. mitigation to the network layer

The issue of security has been consistently talked and written about, ever more so since businesses first took the decision to migrate to the cloud. Regardless of the well-documented benefits of cloud computing to businesses — flexibility, agility, improved capabilities — every company looking to outsource key operations or storage has to have assurances about the safe keeping of its information.

British Airways tips Red Hat, builds private cloud

BA built its private cloud platform on Red Hat's enterprise virtualisation software

British Airways (BA) has opted for Red Hat’s virtualisation software in a bid to modernise its infrastructure and create a private cloud platform, both companies announced Wednesday. BA said the platform will support its growing production environment for both its external website and internal applications.

Hays recruits Redcentric for cloud-based WAN, LAN

Hays inked a multi-year agreement with Redcentric to provide cloud-based MPLS to its UK offices

Global recruitment firm Hays has inked a multi-year contract with managed services and networking provider Redcentric for a cloud-based WAN and LAN infrastructure to support the company’s UK operations.

Hong Kong’s $242m government cloud platform goes live

Daniel Lai, chief information officer for the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Just eighteen months after the plan was first proposed, Hong Kong has implemented a government-wide private cloud platform, GovCloud, to support the next generation of e-government services across the public sector.

EDF Group to build 1 petabyte private cloud platform

EDF Group said the private cloud platform will help reduce costs through the consolidation of its IT estate, and help improve collaboration among its global workforce

EDF Group, a global consortium of energy companies, announced a partnership with IT service providers Bull and Osiatis Monday that will see the two companies build a private cloud platform for EDF’s digital collaboration assets. Serving 160,000 users, the platform will be one of the largest of its kind in the world according to the companies.