Tags: AWS

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…

Equinix and Eastern Light to light up the Nordics

Global data centre provider Equinix has announced plans for a new international fiber optic cable route in Europe. It will be delivered by Eastern Light who specialise in building and selling long-haul dark fiber routes in the Nordic region. The plan is to allow customers to use their own equipment on the dark fiber. It…

Want to move 100PB+ from your data centre into the cloud?

DigitalGlobe collects imagery of the Earth from its QuickBird satellites (first launched in 2001). Since then new satellites have added capacity and improved resolution. The total data being stored is reaching 100PB. In the past 17 years, DigitalGlobe has collected more than 7 million square kilometres of imagery. Some images can be as large as 30GB. The total…

A simpler and more manageable OpenStack

The latest OpenStack Summit is underway in Boston, MA. It comes a few weeks after the OpenStack Foundation released its latest User Survey. Interestingly, the keynote set out to address both the high-five moments from the survey as well as the criticism. The result is that the OpenStack Foundation is promising a simpler, easier to…

Atlassian Marketplace revenues soar

Team collaboration and productivity software vendor Atlassian has announced the revenues from its Atlassian Marketplace have soared in the last year. It is reporting revenues for 2016 of $100 million. With over $250 million in total revenues since its launch in 2012, the Atlassian Marketplace is certainly delivering for partners. Talking about the news, Scott…

Comcast direct connects IBM Cloud

Comcast Business is now providing direct connections to IBM Cloud data centres. The move adds IBM to AWS and Microsoft Azure as cloud providers with direct connection to Comcast customers. The company also has direct links to several major data centre providers and cloud exchanges. This includes Equinix, CyrusOne, Digital Reality and CoreSite. The deal…

The real winners as VMware sells its vCloud AIR business

When VMware launched vCloud Air at the 2008 VMworld conference it looked like it was going to move into and dominate the nascent cloud market as it had done the virtualisation space. It took five years, however for VMware to move from announcement to production. In that time, VMware had missed the boat and other…

AWS targets Sweden in 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced Sweden will become an infrastructure region in 2018. There will be three availability zones and the region will use data centres in Stockholm. It will be the fifth European infrastructure region in Europe. Frankfurt, Dublin and London are already live with Paris scheduled for later in 2017. This announcement…

OVH joins Ubuntu CPC programme

French hosting and cloud provider has announced it has joined Canonical’s Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud (CPC) programme. UCPC allows hosting and cloud providers to deliver certified, secure and up to date Ubuntu images to their customers. According to Germain Masse, Technical Director at OVH: “As a business that has grown from small into a global…