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Microsoft partners with BT for private Azure links

BT said the partnership with Microsoft will help reduce the risk associated with moving to the cloud

As security and data privacy continue to hold CIOs back from dabbling with cloud services, BT and Microsoft announced a partnership Friday that will see the former provide private links for the latter’s Azure public cloud service. The move comes the same day Verizon announced a dark fibre service linking its public cloud platforms with Microsoft’s, with plans to support other platforms in the near future.

Dark fibre to inspire more confidence in cloud, says Verizon

Verizon announced the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI) this week, which will use private IPs to connect its cloud and multiple cloud platforms together

American telco Verizon announced the launch of a Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI) this week, using private IP addresses to connect its cloud and multiple cloud platforms together, beginning initially with Microsoft Azure. Michael Palmer, vice president of product development for Verizon said linking cloud platforms with private links will help inspire confidence in cloud service once again, which has waxed and waned over the past year.

Verizon appoints Siki Giunta as global cloud head

Siki Giunta, head of global cloud business, Verizon Communications

US telco Verizon announced Friday that the company has appointed former CSC cloud head Siki Giunta to lead Verizon’s global cloud business. The appointment arrives just months after the company completely re-architected its cloud platform, and eyes consolidating multiple PaaSs on its platform.

Verizon partners with CloudBees, adds Java PaaS to revamped cloud platform

CloudBees and Verizon are working together to extend the Java platform as a service on Verzion's new cloud infratructure platform

Verizon and Belgium-based platform as a service provider CloudBees announced a new partnership Wednesday that will see PaaS solution deployed on Verizon’s revamped cloud platform. The company told Business Cloud News that its gearing up its enterprise cloud services ahead of the public launch of the platform later this year.

Verizon powers cloud TV offering with Intel Media purchase

Verizon is buying Intel Media

Verizon Communications on Tuesday agreed to acquire Intel Media, a business division dedicated to the development of Cloud TV products and services. The US carrier will incorporate the Intel-developed technologies into its next-generation video services through the Verizon FiOS fibre optic network and over the top to any device, including via LTE.

Verizon to offer Oracle Fusion, DBaaS

Database as a Service revenue forecast according to 451Research

Pushing forward into the database as a service space Verizon Terremark and Oracle have entered into an agreement that will see the former offer the latter’s database on its global cloud platform.

Verizon unveils SDN-based, disaggregated datacentre play

Splunk aims to simplify how big data is used to troubleshoot IT prolblems

Culminating two and a half years of research and development, Verizon on Thursday announced the launch of a public cloud portfolio based on a radically revised architecture to its existing datacentre designs. The focus is on cloud compute and cloud storage platforms, which the company says will help give enterprises more control over their virtual machines.

Orange brings enterprise cloud infrastructure to Asia and North America

Orange Business Services plans to enter new regions in a bid to attract MNCs and capture more market share globally

European-based firm Orange Business Services on Tuesday announced the expansion of its Flexible Computing enterprise cloud offering to Asia and North America, in a bid to capture a growing share of demand for networked cloud infrastructure services from multinational corporations (MNCs).

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