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How to ensure due diligence on cloud service contracts

Cloud service customers should ensure they know what they've signed up to

Consumers of cloud services need to better assess the terms of their agreements with cloud service providers or risk vendor lock in and paying higher costs for less reliable services over the long term, according to Frank Jennings, a “cloud lawyer” at DMH Stallard.

Chunghwa Telecom invests $13bn in cloud datacentre

The new Tier 4 datacentre is expected to go into operation in early 2015

Taiwanese telo Chunghwa Telecom has begun construction on its state of the art Tier 4 cloud computing datacentre in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan.

Cisco partners with Citrix bolstering its cloud network services portfolio

Citrix and Cisco are building on a partnership announced October last year

Cisco has announced that it will integrate Citrix’s NetScaler application deliver controller (ADC) technology into its unified cloud network services portfolio.

Rackspace launches public and hybrid cloud in Australia

Rackspace is expanding its cloud services offering in Australia

Rackspace, a hosting company and supporter of the OpenStack platform, this week launched Australia’s first OpenStack-based public cloud offering.

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.

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.

Deluxe Digital uses cloud to transform film distribution to cinemas

HP and Deluxe plan to triple the number of participating exhibitors over the next 5 years

Deluxe Digital Camera, a London-based technology and services provider for the film industry and for digital cinema services & distribution has partnered with HP Enterprise Services to deploy the latter’s cloud-based solution in an attempt to simplify and improve the way feature film and trailer content is distributed to its cinemas across Europe.

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.

Dell to focus on OpenStack-based private cloud, dumps public cloud strategy

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As Dell continues to grapple with slumping demand in its legacy business units, the company has cancelled plans to launch an OpenStack-based public cloud and has also canned its VMWare virtualisation and storage offerings already on the market.