IBM was awarded a contract to run a pilot program, that could lay the basis for this company to build, own, and operate data centers on behalf of the US Army. This contract, worth $62 million, is called the Army Private Cloud Enterprise, and it is the first step ever taken by the US Army to tap into the expertise of commercial IT industry to run a large-scale data center on its behalf.
The exact document was not revealed, so the scope of the project is not known. But press releases show that IBM will get one base year, and four option years to build a data center, and manage it for the Army. Also, this new data center would start off as a migration point for all the systems [...]
Calabrio, a Minneapolis-based software company, has released a new product called Calabrio One, that’ll help customers to store some part of their data on the cloud instead of saving it all on their on-premise systems. Besides storing, it also comes with advanced analytics to understand customers better.
This customer engagement and analytics software company believes this is the next step forward, as more customers are looking to deploy multichannel support and service options for their end customers. In addition, contact centers have adopted an always-on approach, with operations spread across multiple locations around the world. Also, the growing practice of employing [...]
Dallas-based telecom leader, AT&T, signed a multi-year agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer joint services in the areas of cloud networking, IoT, security, and analytics. The terms of the deal was not disclosed, though a press release from AT&T said that this partnership would give its customers access to AWS Cloud in many ways.
This is a significant partnership for both the companies, as it helps one to tap into the strength of the other. Telecom companies like AT&T do not have the cloud infrastructure like that of companies like Amazon and Microsoft, so partnerships are the best way to beef up their offerings. It would take a ton of money and even [...]
Akamai, a leader in Content Delivery Services (CDN) is on an acquisition spree. On October 4, it acquired a California-based startup called Soha Systems for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2013 by Haseeb Budhani, Soha Systems provides enterprise secure access for the cloud. Recently, it had raised just under $10 million in venture funding from Andreesen Horowitz and Menlo Ventures, and was considered a successful tech startup. This was an all-cash deal, though the exact amount was not revealed by either companies.
This acquisition comes on the heels of another acquisition that was made last week by Akamai, when it bought a New York-based startup called Concord Systems for [...]
In another strategic alliance deal, Egnyte, an enterprise file-sharing and collaboration provider, has partnered with Microsoft to make Azure cloud platform the preferred storage choice for its customers. However, a company statement says that if a customer already has a license with a different cloud provider such as Hewlett-Packard, Amazon, IBM, or Google Cloud, Egnyte will still honor these licenses.
With this deal, users can open any Egnyte file directly on Microsoft Office Online for viewing and editing, and the changes are automatically saved back to Egnyte. Also, users can remotely edit and access Egnyte files from any native Office Mobile app. With this option, [...]
Google has announced a slew of strategies in a bid to take on the likes of its competitors – Amazon and Microsoft. These announcements were made at an invitation-only gathering at its cloud computing conference called Horizon, that took place in San Francisco on 29th September, 2016.
Here’s a look at some of the key strategic changes.“Google Cloud” is the new name
If you’ve been using any cloud platform from Google, you’ll be thrilled to know that it’s going to be called Google Cloud from now on. Though the functionality doesn’t change at this point in time, the new name is definitely more encompassing and [...]