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Box to tap NTT’s VPN in Japan

Box is teaming up with NTT Com to launch Box over VPN

Box and NTT Com have announced a partnership that will see the cloud storage incumbent offer access to its services through NTT’s VPN service. The companies said the move will improve confidence in cloud services among Japanese enterprises and expand the reach of both companies in the local IT services market.

Whirlpool selects AT&T, SoftLayer for e-commerce cloud platform

Whirlpool needed to makes its e-commerce systems more flexible

Multinational appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has transitioned away from its on premise hosting environment and selected IBM’s cloud platform deployed on SoftLayer, with private networking support being provided by AT&T Netbond, for its e-commerce platform. The company said it shifted its systems to the cloud because it needed to become more flexible on a global level.

Equinix to roll-out Azure ExpressRoute in 16 markets to bolster private links

Equinix will be rolling out Microsoft technology that allows private connections between on-premise, colocated servers and Windows Azure

Global cloud services provider operator Equinix announced a deal with Microsoft this week that will see the company deploy Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute technology in its international business exchange (IBX) datacentres in 16 markets. The deal, a first for Microsoft, is intended to help reassure customers with security concerns about hybrid cloud deployments.

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.

Microsoft, Level 3 partner on private Azure links

Microsoft and Level 3 are partnering to deploy private links for the Windows Azure platform

Microsoft and Level 3 Communications announced a partnership Friday that will see Microsoft deploy Level 3 private network connections for its Windows Azure infrastructure as a service platform. The companies said it will offer enterprises the chance to create a more seamless connection between their corporate networks, datacentres and the Azure platform.

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