Cloud Services

The Virtual eXchange becomes DSM's Newest Partner to Deliver Robust Cloud Offering

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DSM Technology Consultants, a leading organization in the Managed Cloud Computing space announced today that it has entered into an agreement to partner with The Virtual eXchange (TVX), an Atlanta based master agent of telephony and next generation technologies.  This Master Agent Agreement will allow the TVX Ecosystem of partners the competitive advantage of offering a robust Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) delivered cloud platform to their customers, from the DSM portfolio of Cloud Services.

The DSM Cloud is built on enterprise grade HPE gear and offers a convenient, single pane of glass to manage workloads on premise, in DSM's cloud (private and virtual private) and in the public clouds.   DSM's Cloud portal features an end user orchestration engine that allows customers the ability to have complete control of their IT environments. The DSM Cloud allows the user the ability to automate and manage virtual machines using both ESX (VMWare) & KVM (OpenStack) as well as Docker containers.  This functionality is conveniently managed all within a single environment.
 

What to look for when considering cloud-based infrastructure services and XaaS

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The shift to “as a service” type offerings began with Software as a Service (SaaS). Then Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) followed by Platform as a Service (PaaS) started to gain traction. All three of these options represent the variety of ways in which healthcare organizations can use cloud computing for virtual provisioning.

I think we are going to continue to see more “as a service” coming to the market in the future and, most recently, I’ve even seen a reference to XaaS or Anything/Everything as a Service. XaaS, which offers additional services like network and security, may actually deliver the true power of the cloud approach to computing...

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $266 Billion in 2021, According to IDC

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Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $266 billion in 2021, according to the latest update to the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Although spending growth will slow somewhat over the 2016-2021 forecast period, the market is expected to achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.0%. Public cloud services spending will reach $128 billion in 2017, an increase of 25.4% over 2016.

The United States will be the largest market for public cloud services accounting for more than 60% of worldwide revenues throughout the forecast and total spending of $163 billion in 2021. Western Europe and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)(APeJ) will be the second and third largest regions with 2021 spending levels of $52 billion and $25 billion, respectively. APeJ and Latin America will experience the fastest spending growth over the forecast period with CAGRs of 26.7% and 26.2%, respectively. However, six of the eight regions are forecast to experience CAGRs greater than 20% over the next five years.

Microsoft to offer local version of Azure cloud service

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Microsoft Corp on July 10 unveiled a new service that allows customers to use its cloud technology on their own servers, part of the company's efforts to refocus its product line to compete more effectively with rivals Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. The world's biggest software maker is looking to carve out a niche among customers who cannot or do not want to move all their computing operations to the massive shared data centres that are collectively known as the cloud.

“One of the key differentiations we have with Azure versus our two biggest competitors in the cloud platform space is our ability to support true hybrid solutions,” Judson Althoff, Microsoft's executive vice president of worldwide commercial business, told Reuters. Azure is Microsoft's cloud-computing platform, pegged by most market share studies as second in cloud computing behind Amazon Web Services...

Facebook is planning to move WhatsApp off IBM's public cloud

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Facebook is planning to move WhatsApp off IBM's public cloud, source says Facebook is planning to move WhatsApp off IBM's public cloud, source says. Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service, which is used by 1.2 billion people across the globe, is planning to move off of IBM's cloud and into Facebook's own data centers, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The WhatsApp move, which could begin later this year, would result in IBM losing a high profile customer for its public cloud. A source claims that WhatsApp has been one of IBM's top five public cloud customers in terms of revenue, and was at one point spending $2 million a month with IBM. (IBM says WhatsApp is not currently one of its top five public cloud customers.)...

Cloud Computing: Google no longer to scan Gmail messages for selling Targeted Advertisements

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In a move to revamp the privacy and security measures, Google has recently stated that its free Consumer Gmail content would not be used or scanned for any ads personalization henceforth. The policy change would put an end to the practice which has been in place since the launch of Gmail in 2004.

Gmail is the world’s preeminent email provider with more than 1.2 billion users. To make up for its free services, the Tech major sifted through what the Gmail users were discussing and showing ads relevant to some of the topics. This naturally prompted privacy and security concerns amongst its many users...

iland launches Secure Cloud Services from new location in Amsterdam to service EMEA customers

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iland, an award-winning global cloud service provider of secure and compliant Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and cloud backup services, today announced the availability of their Secure Cloud Services from a new data center location in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

This expansion positions iland, which was established in 1995 and has been delivering cloud services globally for over 11 years, to continue to service customers across EMEA with a new focus on the Benelux region and further supports iland's global growth. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline also looming in May 2018, as well as Brexit negotiations underway, the opening of this new data center means that iland will continue to meet the data privacy requirements of customers in the EU.

The announcement comes hot on the heels of the relaunch of iland's channel program last month which has been revamped to enable channel partners to easily build a cloud business and serve both new and existing customers in the Netherlands and the wider EU region. iland sees a huge market opportunity for channel partners who are already well versed with VMware, Veeam, Zerto and other virtualization products to diversify their businesses into Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and is actively recruiting channel partners in the Netherlands. 
 

HyperGrid Delivers Another Major Innovation – Public Cloud On-Premises is Now a Reality

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HyperGrid, the Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service leader, today announced the launch of the next phase in the realization of the company’s vision, with a major release of the HyperCloud service, and HyperCloud’s availability as the industry’s only fully managed service in an on-premises “pay as you use” pricing model. It also announced the addition of new and innovative hybrid cloud decision intelligence  features added from the company’s recent acquisition of XOcur, makers of a business intelligence SaaS platform for cloud decision making. Today’s news comes on the heels of HyperGrid’s announcement last year of HyperCloud, the industry’s first on-premises cloud as a service delivered with subscription economics, and of achieving exceptional sales growth in FY16 and even more accelerated growth so far in FY17.

“The market demand for Enterprise Cloud services is growing exponentially; yet, some organizations feel left behind as they are not able to move to cloud as quickly or freely as others”, said Nariman Teymourian, HyperGrid President and CEO. “Delivering unified cloud services, quickly, simply and in a pay as you use model on premises is groundbreaking for the enterprise. I am not aware of any other company in the world that can combine these capabilities with the ability to manage multiple clouds using a single platform. By continuing to grow the capabilities that HyperCloud provides and simplifying how it is delivered, we are bringing our unique service value proposition to an ever-growing base of client use cases.”

Egenera Announces the Availability of Xterity Cloud Services on G-Cloud 9 Platform

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Egenera, a provider of wholesale cloud services to the channel, today announced the availability of its Xterity Cloud Services on G-Cloud 9, the UK government's latest G-Cloud framework. In the UK, Xterity is hosted in Slough and Newcastle.

G-Cloud 9 is available through a portal operated by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), and provides UK public sector organizations with a timely, cost-effective and efficient way to purchase cloud-based services as commodities to accelerate cloud adoption.

Firstnet Offers Hybrid Cloud Services Powered Exclusively by the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform

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Nutanix has announced an agreement with Leeds-based managed service provider, Firstnet Solutions, to offer customers a choice of flexible hybrid cloud services based on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.

An established provider of managed services in the North of England, Firstnet Solutions recently formed a new entity, Firstnet Data Centres, which opened its first datacentre in Leeds. Aspiring to be the first dedicated Tier III datacentre in its region, it gives customers a choice of traditional co-location facilities alongside a new mix of managed hosting, virtual desktop and cloud services. These new services will be based entirely on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, chosen after exhaustive research and competitive analysis.