Category: Cloud Computing

Can OVH “level up” as it accelerates growth

At the OVH Summit in Paris, Octave Klaba, CEOand Chairman, OVH told the audience the company is accelerating its growth. Last year at the its annual conference, Klaba announced a significant funding boost which would see the company invest €1 billion. Klaba has now upped that number to €1.5 billion by 2020 as part of…

Salesforce opens data centre doors down under

Salesforce has finally opened the doors of a data centre in Australia. This is not one of Salesforce’s own data centres as they are using AWS Sydney Region. The announcement comes on time following the news being revealed at the Salesforce World Tour in Sydney earlier this year. It is part of the Salesforce strategic…

Cloud Foundry continues to grow

The European Cloud Foundry Summit is taking place in Basel this week. It is a chance for the Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF) to showcase this open source project. What is evident from this conference is the success that has accelerated since the appointment of Abby Kearns as Executive Director and Chip Childers as CTO. Both Kearns…

Cloud Foundry launches The Foundry marketplace

At Cloud Foundry Summit Europe, the Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF) has launched an online marketplace. It is called The Foundry and provides an online marketplace aimed initially at developers. It will allow them to locate a number of things such as distributions, services, add-in technology and education among other things. In a press conference, Abby…

Has Sage unified its fleet of solutions?

Sage has announced the advent of Sage Business Cloud. It was launched under the tagline: “The One and Only Cloud Platform Designed for Every Stage of Customer Business Growth”. The question is, whether this is marketing hype over substance. Sage has a history of acquiring applications and rebranding them with similar names without actually unifying…

Equinix completes Itconic acquisition

Equinix has announced the completion of its deal to acquire Itconic. The deal gives Equinix five data centres and allows it to expand Platform Equinix into Iberia. It has taken Equinix less than a month from announcing  plans to acquire Itconic to getting regulatory approval and completing the paperwork. What is important about this deal…

Zenium delivers some Turkish Delight to Equinix

Global data centre and interconnection player Equinix has acquired an Istanbul Data Center from Zenium. This is an all cash deal that will cost Equinix US$93 million. With just $2.5 million in turnover, this is not about buying customers. Instead, the deal is about securing access to a site that sits astride Europe and Asia.…

Autonomous database now, will security follow?

Larry Ellison took the opportunity to announce not just the autonomous database but also highly automated cybersecurity at Oracle OpenWorld 2017. Ellison first spoke about the new autonomous database at Oracle’s recent results announcement. That was expanded on at another event where Oracle introduced database BYOL (Bring Your own License) to PaaS Pricing. For Ellison…

MyRocks leads Percona announcements

Open source database company Percona has made a raft of announcements at its European conference Percona Live in Dublin. It has announced the first experimental release of MyRocks with Percona Server for MySQL. In a separate announcement, Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 1.3 has been released. The latter is a major update to its free…