Tags: AWS

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…

TAL group lifts and shifts and extends

Infor has announced that TAL Apparel Limited (TAL) has completed the first phase of its ERP migration to the cloud. The overall project will see TAL Apparel migrate their on-premises legacy Infor M3 Fashion solution to AWS hosted Cloudsuite Fashion. This should be completed by 2019. The first phase involved migrating their existing solution to…

Equinix acquires Itconic to expand European footprint

Global data centre and interconnection vendor, Equinix, has announced its latest acquisition target. It is to acquire Itconic from The Carlyle Group. Itconic is a large data centre, connectivity and cloud provider in Spain and Portugal. It will also acquire CloudMas, an Itconic subsidiary focused on enterprise cloud adoption. According to Eric Schwartz, President, EMEA,…

Google finally gets a dedicated interconnect

Google has announced Dedicated Interconnect. The solution will allow the company’s biggest customers to connect directly to Google Cloud. The move brings Google in line with AWS, Azure, SoftLayer, OVH and other large players in the cloud market. The only surprise here is that it has taken so long for Google to get its act…

Zerto improves cloud resilience tools

Cloud IT resilience and application mobility vendor Zerto has announced the availability of Zerto Virtual Replication 5.5 (ZVR 5.5). The company has added support for Microsoft Azure bi-directional replication in this release. It is also claiming that it has improved the speed of AWS recovery by 5x. In addition there are new Zerto Analytics capabilities.…

Move over AWS, Azure, Google: DFINITY wants your lunch

DFINITY Stiftung (DFINITY) of Zug (Switzerland) and Palo Alto (California) has announced its formal intent to create an open network that serves as a massive virtual mainframe computer in cyberspace and act as a new kind of decentralized cloud. DFINITY will launch a ten thousand node demonstration network later in 2017 to showcase some of…

Infor EAM now FedRAMP Ready Status

Infor has announced that the Infor Government Software as a Service including Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) has achieved FedRAMP ready status. This has taken a little longer than probably hoped. In June 2016 Infor announced that it was starting the process to achieve the approval. At that time Infor talked about the wider ERP product but…

Rackspace reacts to EU data protection rules

Rackspace has announced its first data centre in Frankfurt, Germany. The data centre is in response to new data protection requirements from the EU and Switzerland. The company is to use the data centre to deliver managed IT infrastructure to customers in the DACH region. According to Alex Fuerst, Vice President of DACH at Rackspace:…

Epicor targets cloud growth

It is almost a year since ERP company Epicor was sold by Apax Partners to private equity investment company KKR. Since then, Epicor has invested heavily in changing the ways it works and its products. Part of that was underway before the sale but there is no question that it has accelerated the changes substantially…