The former maker of expensive printer ink, HP Enterprise, has selected Microsoft’s Azure as its preferred public cloud partner.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman said HPE will officially unveil the partnership with Microsoft at the HPE Discover Conference in London next week. more»
NetApp is rubbing its paws with glee as its rivals lock their customers into their cloud services.
The company told its Insight technical conference in Berlin that there was gigantic opportunity for it to help customers who are struggling with rival tech firms who make it hard to leave their cloud services. more»
Microsoft thinks it has a cure for its customers’ poor attitude to cloud security.
Vole has a problem in flogging cloud based products because many users are worried that they are effectively giving their data to the US government.
Top Vole Satya Nadella believes he has devised a formula that will hand US internet and cloud computing companies a new lease of life in Europe. more»
Software giant Microsoft is building a new UK data centre for its Azure cloud – the announcement follows something similar from AWS.
Vole wants its cloud services based in the UK beginning in 2016 and AWS will have it ready by the by the end of 2016 (or early 2017). more»
Those resellers who sell cloud services for US companies in the EU will be relieved to discover that the US is close to coming up with a new “Safe Harbour” deal.
Safe Harbour was a fast-track process that US companies could use to comply with European data protection law, which prevents EU citizens’ personal data being transferred to non-EU countries deemed to have insufficient privacy safeguards. more»
The maker of expensive printer ink, HP is calling it quits on its public cloud offering.
The Helion Public Cloud will be abandoned next year as the vendor is more interested in private cloud products and rather scared of its chums Microsoft and Amazon. more»
US retail giant Walmart is looking to an open source cloud to turn the tables on Amazon.
Walmart, which owns Asda, saw its shares fall 10 percent this week following news that the company will grow just three to four percent over the next three years, with profit dropping 12 percent in 2017. more»
Beancounters from Forrester believe that the future of cloud computing belongs to Amazon and Google.
Analyst John Rymer says “public cloud services,” which is where the future lies and even Dell’s EMC purchase can’t change that.
Amazon and Google now offer their own infrastructure to the rest of the world as cloud computing services. more»
Google is adding another product in its range of big data services on the Google Cloud Platform today.
Dubbed the Cloud Dataproc service, the product is in beta, but Google Beta products normally stay that way for years.
The service sits between managing the Spark data processing engine or Hadoop framework directly on virtual machines and a fully managed service like Cloud Dataflow. more»
It would appear that tacking “cloud” onto your product list is not proving to be a panacea for IT company woes.
Citrix, a US cloud computing company, is making a final attempt to sell itself as a whole before it embarks on asset sales, according to people familiar with the matter. more»
Ubuntu is more than twice as popular on the Amazon cloud as all other operating systems combined, according to a new analysis.
According to the Cloud Market which looked at operating systems on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Ubuntu has approximately 135,000 instances. more»
The software subscription model is taking a beating after the maker of computer-aided design (CAD) software, Autodesk cut its full-year profit and revenue forecast for the second time this year, sending its shares down seven percent.
Autodesk also reported lower than expected quarterly revenue as its licensing revenue declined because of the company’s shift to a cloud based subscription model. more»
The maker of expensive, esoteric business software, which no-one is really sure what it does, is making a lot of dosh flogging cheap cloud products.
SAP reported mixed quarterly results as revenues topped expectations due to a surge in newer, lower-margin cloud software. more»
Oracle appears to be forcing corporate clients to buy its cloud products using a complex orchestrated legal maneuver in the dark.
Business Insider claims that Oracle is pressuring some of its customers to add cloud to their contracts that they neither want nor plan to use by using a tactic insiders call “the nuclear option”. more»
US spies’ favourite target Cisco wants to buy the cloud security company OpenDNS for $635 million.
Cisco was one of the outfit’s investors in a $35 million round in May, 2014.
The $635 million will be paid in cash and assumed equity awards, plus retention based incentives for OpenDNS, according to information supplied by Cisco. more»