Blue Coat Systems as recently announced its agreement to acquire Elastica , Inc. for $280 million.
Because of the unprecedented rate with which cloud applications have been adopted, there is also an unprecedented necessity for increased security and protection for such applications. Due to the mixed use of cloud and on premise applications, Blue Coat Systems has found it difficult to efficiently manage its security. With the addition of Elastica, Blue Coat will be able to offer a global security platform with across the board data level security. This will make Blue Coat the only company to deliver the requirements that resulted from post-infrastructure. By [...]
Microsoft has recently paired with a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, T-Systems, in offering Azure cloud services to Germany. This announcement comes after news of major expansion into the United Kingdom. Two data centers will be located in Magdeburg and Frankfurt. They will start delivering Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics CRM Online to Germany during the second half of 2016.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has commented “Our new datacenter regions in Germany, operated in partnership with Deutsche Telekom, will not only spur local innovation and growth, but offer customers choice and trust in how their data is handled and where it is stored.” T –System will have control [...]
Tim Jennings, an Ovum analyst, has declared that although there are many fears surrounding the security of the cloud, the increasing number of data breaches is more likely to influence enterprise transition to the cloud. This trend exemplifies the increasing level of maturity of the cloud environment. Jennings commented in a blog,” “Given that data security and privacy concerns have been an inhibitor during the early stages of cloud adoption, it is somewhat ironic that the continued spate of high-profile customer data breaches is likely to push more enterprises toward cloud services. One can envisage, therefore, pointed conversations within boardrooms as CIOs and chief security [...]
Cloud Sherpas, an Atlanta based global technology service provider, has recently been purchased by Accenture. Cloud Sherpas provides cloud based services to companies that wish to both manage their customer relations and make their IT processes more efficient. Since its origination in 2008, Cloud Sherpas has seen rapid growth, with its current 1,100 employees across the world in countries such as Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Accenture bought Cloud Sherpas so that it could strengthen the company and become a leading provider of cloud based services to clients that want cloud based solutions. The [...]
SUSE has recently announced Datalounges., an enterprise cloud service provider that utilizes SUSE OpenStack Cloud to provide a cloud service environment for companies of a myriad of sizes. SUSE OpenStack Cloud is Datalounges platform for delivering enterprise cloud services as well as support services. Kai Kankaala, board adviser, Sales, at Datalounges, stated,” SUSE OpenStack Cloud gives our customers the power to do anything they want. We are seeing rapid growth in customers building their own revenue-generating services on our platform. They focus on their business opportunity, and we provide the robust cloud service that underpins it.”
Because Datalounges has [...]
Tata Communications has launched IZO Private Cloud service, giving direct control to organizations hosting the service over their critical data. Genius Wong, President for Global Network Services, Cloud and Data Center Services at Tata Communications has commented, “IZO Private Cloud is the next step on our mission to harness our partnerships, global network and data centre infrastructure. The new service puts the CIO back in control of their cloud and data center estate.” This new services will be available in a total of 12 countries around the world, including cities such India, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, & the US.
The service will allows users to access software [...]
Less than two weeks after it announced a $67 billion bid to buy and privatize EMC, Dell has announced plans to develop a new hybrid cloud solution with Microsoft. The hybrid cloud aims to help customers with the difficulties that accompany the cloud. In addition, Dell announced a payment solution to help dissolve risks associated with cloud adoption. Dells extensive research into the hybrid cloud sector has convinced the company that this route will be successful.
Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager of engineered solutions and cloud at Dell, has stated, “The challenges most customers face on their cloud journey are clear. They tell us it’s too complex, the [...]
EMC Corporation and VMware have recently announced plans to create a new cloud service business through combination of their individual cloud capabilities, along with existing Virtustream cloud offerings. Virtustream will be jointly owned by VMware and EMC and led by Rodney Rogers, CEO of Virtustream. A definitive agreement is expected to be reached soon, with Virtustream’s financial results being consolidated into VMware’s financial statements in 2016.
Joe Tucci, EMC Corporation Chairman and CEO, has stated, “”Through Virtustream, we are addressing the changes in buying patterns and IT cloud operation models that we are seeing in the market. Our customers consistently [...]