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Quick words with OpenStack Foundation: Edge Computing

The Stack catches up with Ildikó Vancsa, ecosystem technical lead at OpenStack Foundation on how open infrastructure is playing an ever-greater role in edge computing  Rapid development, deployment and iteration of software is increasingly emerging as a sustainable means of achieving competitive advantage for many businesses. Open infrastructure and the development tools that support it… Read More

Google and Cisco announce hybrid cloud solution

Google and Cisco have announced general availability of the Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud, created to support business applications for on-premises and for Google Cloud Platform environments. With the new Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform, companies can access on-premises IT tools from the cloud, and on-premises applications can make use of cloud infrastructure. This… Read More

Metropolitan Police signs deal to move towards digital-focused cloud system

The Metropolitan Police has signed a two-year deal with New Signature that will see its data transferred to a cloud-based system. The contract with New Signature, a specialist and reseller of Microsoft Azure to large-scale companies, is part of a new plan to take the Met’s data online in a digital strategy outlined in the… Read More

Cognizant to acquire SaaSfocus to expand cloud consulting

Cognizant, the New Jersey-based digital transformation consulting firm, has agreed to acquire SaaSfocus to expand its Salesforce consulting capabilities. While financial details were not disclosed, the company expects the transaction to close before the end of 2018. Cognizant is a Salesforce Global Strategic Partner, maintaining Salesforce certification on many of its consultants for completing complex… Read More

Microsoft announces Azure Stack for government

Microsoft has announced the availability of Microsoft Azure Stack for Azure Government customers. This announcement comes in the midst of a battle among top cloud providers to win the $10 billion Pentagon JEDI contract. With the new offering, Azure Stack can be integrated with the Azure government, providing customers with a hybrid cloud solution for… Read More

HPE appoints permanent president of hybrid IT

HPE has signalled its intention of focussing on its hybrid IT business division by appointing chief sales officer Phil Davis as permanent president of hybrid IT. In a blog post, the company’s CEO Antonio Neri gave Davis a vote of confidence, arguing that the new president will be able to provide a ‘hugely valuable …… Read More

Google Cloud partners with Accenture on enterprise cloud

Google has announced it is partnering with major consultancy firm Accenture to form the Accenture Google Cloud Business Group, which will specifically target enterprise clients. Coinciding with Google’s enormous cloud conference, Google Cloud Next, at which Diane Green, CEO of the ad giant’s cloud division, has outlined her plans for cloud domination, the announcement builds… Read More

Rackspace at Cloud Expo Europe 2018: meet the team

Rackspace is the world’s leading IT-as-a-service provider for all clouds, and is the largest managed service provider for all clouds globally. We met with the team from Rackspace at Cloud Expo Europe 2018, to talk about their vision for the future, and how Rackspace can help businesses in their cloud journey. As customers try to… Read More

Rackspace launches two new Google Cloud products

Rackspace has launched two new products for Google Cloud Platform with the aim of offering GCP customers better reliability and security. Rackspace provides managed services for the major clouds and helps businesses through their cloud journeys, as the increasing complexity of cloud services and the number of products on offer makes it harder for in-house… Read More

Fortnite creator Epic Games goes all-in on AWS

Epic Games, the creator of global game sensation Fortnite, has chosen to go ‘all-in’ on AWS to power its infrastructure. The video game and software development firm was already using AWS but has now chosen the world’s number one cloud infrastructure firm for the entirety of its infrastructure. It will use AWS’s services to help… Read More

VMware launches Virtual Cloud Network in Malaysia

VMware has announced plans to launch its Virtual Cloud Network in Malaysia, in an effort to accelerate digital transformation in the region. The Virtual Cloud Network is a software layer that provides secure connectivity from the data center to the edge, without the need for data silos. Security is embedded into the system infrastructure with… Read More

Cloud printing: easing the pain of frustrated IT people everywhere

Imagine your average IT worker employed in an enterprise. They enjoy their work, feel motivated by their organisation and its mission, and generally enjoy the challenges, changes and excitement that comes with helping the business improve through technology. Like all businesses, their organisation is using the cloud, and as such has migrated a lot of… Read More