Chris Talbot

Microsoft Earnings Expected to be Driven by Cloud
Microsoft's earnings will be released today, and according to Forbes, it's expected that its cloud products will be a key driver in its growth.
Google Container Registry Offers Hosting, Sharing of Containers
Google is expanding its capabilities for containers with the addition of Container Registry, which offers secure hosting, sharing and management of private container repositories.
Rackspace Unveils VMware vCloud-Based Cloud Service 2
Rackspace is continuing to branch out from its OpenStack cloud roots with the launch of a private cloud offering based on VMware vCloud.
Hosting Builds Public, Private Clouds With Microsoft Azure Pack 1
Microsoft partner Hosting has taken the Azure Pack and build two cloud offerings based on it — one public and one private. It's a good example of what some partners are doing to build their own IaaS offerings and tie them into the bigger cloud providers' own services.
Carousel Industries Releases Cloud-Based Videoconferencing Option 1
Carousel Industries has launched a cloud-based videoconferencing offering based on public and private cloud technology from Pexip. Its new New Simplicity Video solution was designed to primarily for SMBs.
Google Compute Engine Local SSD Exits Beta
Google Compute Engine's Local SSD option is now generally available to the cloud provider's customers and partners. It was designed mainly for highly demanding applications that provide their own replication.
Platform9 Launches Managed OpenStack Private Cloud Solution
Platform9 is hoping to make it easier for organizations to adopt private cloud with the introduction of Platform9 Managed OpenStack, a product aimed at making it easy for organizations to launch a private cloud based on the popular open source cloud solution.
Equinix to Drive Hybrid Cloud With Nimbo Purchase 1
Equinix has acquired Nimbo to further build out its professional services capabilities to support data center migrations.
Microsoft: Try ExpressRoute for Free Through Partners 1
Microsoft is now offering a free trial of ExpressRoute through several of its network service provider partners.
FortyCloud, Numergy Partner for Localized Clouds
Numergy and FortyCloud partner to provide localized cloud offerings as an alternative to the global public cloud services.
More Than Half of Enterprise Have Cloud-Based Analytics Strategy
An end-user research study conducted by Enterprise Management Associates uncovered data that shows more than half of enterprises consider cloud-based analytics important to their businesses.
HP Aims to "Make the Most of" Amazon's Leadership 1
There's fight. There's flight. And there's making the most out of the situation. And the last option is the one HP is choosing in the cloud market currently dominated by Amazon Web Services.
Google Cloud Monitoring Goes Into Beta
Google has almost completely integrated its StackDriver acquisition from last spring into its offerings. The tech giant has released the beta version of Google Cloud Monitoring, which is based StackDriver technology.
IBM Opens First Cloud Data Center in Mexico 1
IBM has opened its first cloud data center in Mexico, providing data residency within the region and more redundancy in the Americas. The significance for IBM and its customers is in the providing of data resiliency within the region, as well as more redundancy in the Americas and the offering of the complete SoftLayer offering.
BroadSoft to Improve User Experience Through Leonid Acquisition
BroadSoft has acquired Leonid Systems. The company said the buy will significant enhance its existing offerings.
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