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The future of cloud – Telstra’s perspective

Nathan Bell, director of product marketing, Telstra Global

The number of internet-connected video devices is set to exceed the human population by 2017 thanks to the explosion of smartphone, and tablets and the APAC region is acting as the engine room to this growth. There has been a change in the way we interact with this type of technology, with cloud enabling end-users to access this content remotely. Young tech savvy consumers, dubbed the ‘Y’ generation, have grown up surrounded by technological innovation and are unaware of how the connected and online experience is shaping their lives.

Sprint taps Pogoplug for cloud storage and backup

Sprint has tapped cloud storage vendor Pogoplug to offer cloud storage and backup to its mobile cutomers

US telco Sprint announced a partnership this week with cloud storage service provider Pogoplug that will see Sprint offer its customers free cloud storage as part of their mobile services package.

Telstra acquires enterprise network and security integrator

Telstra has acquired Melbourne-based network solutions and services provider O2 Networks

Australian operator Telstra has acquired Melbourne-based enterprise network and security integrator O2 Networks (no relation to the Telefónica owned operator). The acquisition was made to bolster Telstra’s network application and services (NAS) portfolio, as the continues to pursue opportunities in the enterprise space.

Box secures $100m from telcos, trading and investment firms

Box has secured $100m in new investment from international telcos, investment and trading firms, and will expand in Latin America, Europe, Australia and Japan

Cloud-based storage service provider Box announced a slew of strategic partnerships and new investment Friday worth over $100m. The deals, which include commercial agreements with Telstra and Telefónica Digital, will help fuel the company’s expansion in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Telstra extends cloud services to UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

Telstra Global launched cloud services in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, and is eyeing the US for a launch soon

Australia-based carrier services firm Telstra Global on Wednesday extended its cloud services in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, replicating its offering for the Australian market.

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.

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