Tags: Hybrid Cloud

Oracle expands its security portfolio

Oracle is expanding its security portfolio and helping more partners achieve Oracle Partner Network Specialisations in Security and Systems Management Cloud Services. The Oracle Identity SOC (Security Operations Center) portfolio is built around announcements first unveiled at Oracle OpenWorld 2017. It is to be backed by new partner programmes such as the Identity SOC Security…

Equinix connects IBX data centres for greater performance

Global interconnection and data center vendor Equinix has announced plans for increased connectivity between its IBX exchanges. Each International Business Exchange (IBX) will be connected both physically and virtually to each other. This will create a new high-speed inter-metro fabric to be called the Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric. It will be based on the existing Equinix…

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…

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…

AA flies to IBM Cloud

American Airlines is to use IBM Cloud as the foundation for its cloud transformation. The goal is to transform the IT systems at AA to speed up processes, improve resilience and handle peak traffic. This is not AA’s first deal with IBM about cloud. It signed a strategic cloud partnership with IBM last year. Daniel…

Sebastian Krause talks about hybrid cloud at IBM

At IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas, Enterprise TImes had an opportunity to catch up with Sebastian Krause, General Manager, IBM Cloud Europe. Over the last two years, IBM has been moving its messaging to position Hybrid Cloud as its key cloud offering. At IBM InterConnect, it changed the definition of hybrid cloud. This, it claims, has…

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…

IBM adds four more data centres in US

IBM has opened four more data centres in the USA. Two are located in Dallas, Texas and two are located in Washington, DC. This brings the total number of US data centres to over 55. The news comes two days after Oracle NetSuite announced plans for six new data centres. China’s Internet giant Tencent also…

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…