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    Game of Thrones: 5 takeaways for IT

    GreenPages Technology Solutions

    After a long wait, Game of Thrones Season 4 has officially started (no spoilers for the first episode of season 4 – I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy). Amidst the action and excitement, there are some lessons IT can take away from seasons 1-3 of the show. Here are five of them...

    About 1 week, 5 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: JustForFun, Strategy, Vendors
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    After Google and Amazon slash their cloud prices, Microsoft follows suit

    James Bourne

    Microsoft has announced price cuts on its compute facility by up to 35% and its storage by up to 65%, days after Google and Amazon Web Services did likewise. Perhaps this is the least surprising news of the year – Amazon’s price cuts being the second least surprising. That said, everyone suspected Redmond’s cloud announcement wasn’t going to be just renaming Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure.

    About 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: IaaS, Infrastructure, Microsoft, Storage, Vendors
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    How public clouds are becoming vertical market-centric

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Public cloud vendors are increasingly focusing on vertical markets, which will significantly accelerate public cloud adoption by latecomers. The “verticalization” of public clouds comes as a result of efforts throughout vertical ecosystems, from regulators to traditional IT service providers such as IBM, as well as newcomers such as AWS, Salesforce.com, and Veeva

    About 3 weeks, 6 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Industry, Public, Vendors
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    Telstra takes Cisco’s global cloud platform local in Australia

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Telstra and Cisco have announced a first-of-its-kind alliance that signals an inflexion point in the evolution of the global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market. Even as Australia’s largest telco, Telstra has decided that the economies of scale required for sustainable success as an IaaS provider are beyond its means.

    About 1 month ago - 0 comments - Categories: IaaS, Vendors
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    Latest cloud research notes continued struggle for channel

    James Bourne

    Research from IT services bods MTI has revealed that UK channel businesses are struggling to meet the needs of their demands due to the accelerated growth of cloud computing. No prizes for guessing the angle of this research; if your instant thought was ‘resellers struggle in a cloud-heavy market, thus they’ll need a partner to help monetise’, then you’d be right. Yet the stats, taken from over 150 respondents with seven in ten resellers, make for interesting reading.

    About 1 month, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Industry, Research, Vendors
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    CloudBees secures $11.2m series C funding, strengthens Verizon play

    James Bourne

    PaaS provider CloudBees has secured series C funding to the tune of $11.2m (£6.7m), in a round of investment led by Verizon Ventures. The latest round puts the total investment at $25.7m (£15.4m), with Verizon joining existing investors Matrix Partners and LightSpeed Venture Partners, as well as new investor Blue Cloud Ventures.

    About 1 month, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: PaaS, Vendors
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    Value in local government digital services should be driven by G-Cloud, PSN and suppliers

    Ivan Harris

    When head of Rotherham Council ICT Richard Copley recently called for a Local Government Digital Service, I immediately thought “that’s an ambitious idea and welcome thinking”. However, I’m also mindful of Mike Bracken’s comment at a 2013 SOCITM conference that "it was the devil's own job to get 24 departments to agree to adopt Gov.uk".

    About 2 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Government, Opinion, PublicSector, Vendors
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    Cloud–network integration is coming to global cloud services

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Cloud services have been available for several years, and any provider of enterprise services or hardware is now a cloud service provider. Recently, new services have been emerging that offer different versions and types of cloud–network integration (CNI) services. Most cloud services are networks of cloud services or “clouds of clouds.”

    About 3 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Adoption, Analysis, Hardware, Strategy, Vendors
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    AWS looks to expand its platform to China, partnerships announced

    James Bourne

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking to extend its presence in the cloud services market by opening up a Chinese region. The company cites “thousands” of customers in China who currently uses AWS’ services, including the likes of Xiaomi, NQ Mobile and Papaya Mobile, and is looking to expand through partnerships.

    About 4 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, Vendors
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    IBM launches “cloud of clouds” offering, aims to stop vendor lock-in

    James Bourne

    IBM has developed technology which will allow clients to move data between clouds and backed up whilst avoiding the dreaded vendor lock-in, it has been claimed. A press release on the IBM website explains how the Armonk firm’s patent pending invention enables a “cloud of clouds” theory – the idea that a series of clouds can offer greater protection against outages and data loss than any single cloud.

    About 4 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: IaaS, Industry, Infrastructure, Vendors
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