Ericsson’s move to cloud services: Analysing the state of the telco cloud market
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Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Swedish telecoms provider Ericsson had bought a majority stake in platform as a service (PaaS) provider Apcera.
The deal, to close in Q4, sees Ericsson strengthen its position in the cloud market. Apcera will continue as a standalone company, with Ericsson shoving funds into Apcera’s technology and sales operations.
The telco cloud is an expansive opportunity and market place. One only needs to look at the initiatives Verizon is...
Google offers eye-catching $100k Cloud Platform credit to startups
Google has offered an olive branch to eligible startups, promising them $100,000 (£61,500) in Cloud Platform credits to get their companies off the ground.
The initiative, with the does-what-it-says-on-the-tin name of ‘Google Cloud Platform for Startups’, was announced at the Google for Entrepreneurs Global Partner Summit and gives companies access to the search giant’s support team 24/7, as well as access to the firm’s technical solutions team.
“This offer supports our core Google Cloud...
CloudBees drops runtime PaaS to focus more on Jenkins
Continuous delivery provider CloudBees has shifted its company focus, dropping the runtime platform as a service (PaaS) of its offering to focus exclusively on open source software Jenkins.
CEO Sacha Labourey told CloudTech it was a ‘hard’ and ‘emotional’ decision to move for CloudBees, which was founded in 2010.
“We realised at the beginning of this year that Jenkins Enterprise was growing very fast, beyond our expectations, and we knew that...