Tags: Azure

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…

Microsoft and Red Hat simplify containers

Microsoft and Red Hat are expanding their alliance around containers. The two companies are to make it easier for companies to adopt containers. This new capability was first demonstrated at the Red Hat Summit in May 2017. The two companies have a joint development roadmap that sees them support each others container products. According to…

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…

Microsoft expands blockchain support with Coco Framework

Microsoft has extended its blockchain offerings. Notably it claims to handle more than 1,600 transactions per second – which would be faster than most current networks (but not as fast as the 3M+ ‘promised’ by Toda-Algorand).  Perhaps more important is the flexibility which Microsoft introduces with its Coco Framework. It claims this: is easier to…

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…

Aultman College upgrades student management

Unit4 has announced that Aultman College in Canton, Ohio is implementing the Unit4 Student Management. The announcement comes as part of the Aultman college strategic plan to expand their reach by 2020 by delivering more agile operations. Not a new win though Despite the language in the press release, this is not a new win for Unit4.…

Apttus snaps to performant Azure

Apttus has brought Snap performance to life with the help of Azure. In creating the Apttus Intelligent Cloud (AIC) on the Azure platform they have enabled the application to scale up for larger and more complex enterprise. The market leader for Quote-to-Cash has received some criticism from customers with 10,000 thousands of products that quotes and…

IFS goes rat catching

IFS has announced that it has helped Anticimex integrate its IoT sensors into IFS applications to deliver business value. Many companies are now piloting IoT systems and Anticimex has delivered an impressive level of integration using the IFS IoT Business Connector. More and more traps are installed and working in Finland with the IoT solution. Anticimex intends…