Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: June 26th

For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. First Wholesale Data Center Suite Opens at Dallas Infomart – The Dallas Infomart is one of the most important interconnection buildings in the south, providing access to an array […]

Storage, Compliance, and Regulations in the Age of Cloud

We all know that cloud computing has come a long way. We’ve got new ways to connect, new ways to deliver data, and a lot more user distribution. In an ever-connected world, the user and the organization are demanding a persistent connection regardless of device, location, or even data type. […]

Oracle to Open Cloud Data Center in Brazil

Oracle announced Wednesday plans to open a cloud data center in Brazil to support its Software-as-a-Service offerings. As revenue from the sales of business-software licenses continues a steady decline – it has historically been Oracle’s main source of revenue – the company has been investing heavily in cloud services. Brazil […]

New IBM Tools Aim to Prep Docker Containers for Enterprise

IBM unveiled today technologies and services designed to make Docker containers robust enough to run even the most mission-critical of enterprise applications. Big Blue made the announcement in conjunction with the second annual DockerCon conference that kicks off in San Francisco Monday. Specifically, IBM is making available elastic scaling and […]

QTS Joins Cisco Intercloud Fabric

QTS Realty Trust announced at Cisco Live this week that it is now offering solutions built on Cisco Intercloud Fabric. QTS has a longstanding relationship with Cisco; it’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service is already Cisco-powered, so joining Intercloud is a natural progression. Intercloud is essentially a federated cloud, with Cisco acting as a […]

iomart Acquires London Public Cloud Consultancy SystemsUp for £12.5M

This article originally appeared at The WHIR UK cloud company iomart has acquired public cloud consultancy SystemsUp, a company that offers design and delivery of public cloud services, for £12.5 million (around $19.1 million). Based in London, SystemsUp is a self-described specialized “IT technical consultancy dealing solely with service providers […]

Alibaba’s Cloud Arm Aliyun Launches Partnership Program to Expand Global Reach

This article originally appeared at The WHIR Alibaba Group’s cloud computing division Aliyun has launched a partnership program called the Marketplace Alliance Program (MAP) to expand its international reach and offer localized cloud services. Announced on Sunday, the program will see Aliyun partner with enterprises in different regions to provide […]

ProfitBricks Launches Early Preview of Docker Hosting Platform

This article originally appeared at The WHIR IaaS provider ProfitBricks has launched an early preview of its new Docker hosting platform on Wednesday. With the platform customers can build applications in the ProfitBricks cloud and access dedicated resources with dedicated CPU cores and dedicated RAM that can autoscale the Docker […]

HP Discover 2015: HP Extends Cloud Framework Reach

This article originally appeared at Talkin’ Cloud As a superset of all its integration products and services HP and its partners have a lot riding on CloudSystem, a platform for building out hybrid cloud computing environments. At the HP Discover 2015 conference this week HP extended that platform by providing […]

ClearDATA Gets $25M in Funding to Support Healthcare Cloud Growth Trend

This article originally appeared at The WHIR The abysmal state of healthcare data security is a huge opportunity for cloud providers focused on providing secure services to healthcare providers. On Thursday ClearDATA announced $25 million in Series C funding to support its continued growth. The company is in it’s fourth […]