Chris Talbot

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ExpressRoute Goes Global Via Equinix Data Centers

Equinix is helping Microsoft boost its ExpressRoute service by launching it in 16 markets around the globe. The global interconnection and data center firm is adding support for ExpressRoute to Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

IBM BlueMix PaaS to Offer More Than 200 Partner Solutions

IBM Business Partners will play an important role in the upcoming IBM platform as a service (PaaS) Big Blue has dubbed Codename: BlueMix. Designed to provide DevOps capabilities to help developers create an open development and scalable experience, BlueMix will provide more than 200 software solutions from IBM and IBM Business Partners.

Google Launches Asia Pacific Zone for Cloud Platform

Google already has Cloud Platform and Compute Engine customers in the Asia Pacific region, but the company looks as though it's hoping to boost its presence and win over new customers and developers. Google launched new zones in Asia Pacific.

Red Hat, Dell Partner for OpenStack Private Cloud

Red Hat and Dell have jointly launched an enterprise-grade private OpenStack cloud. Dubbed the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution, the new cloud offering was announced at Red Hat Summit this week and is powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

IBM Scores Cloud Win with The Hartford Contract

IBM (IBM) has scored a major cloud contract with The Hartford, a 200-year-old company dealing in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. Under the contract, IBM has signed on for a six-year technology services agreement to implement a new service model that includes a private cloud infrastructure.

FiberLight Launches IaaS in Partnership with Cirracore

High-performance fiber optic network solutions provider FiberLight is getting into the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) business through a partnership with Cirracore, a provider of VMware-based cloud IaaS solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity.

Red Hat Launches OpenShift Marketplace

The Red Hat Summit kicked off with the open source company announcing the launch of the OpenShift Marketplace, which is being billed as "a one-stop shop that will enable customers of all sizes to find and try solutions for their cloud applications."

IBM Adds Disaster Recovery Services to SoftLayer

IBM is updating the cloud services available to SoftLayer customers with the addition of disaster recovery and managed security services. Big Blue is aiming to dig deeper into two growing cloud markets that are both expected to grow over the next few years.

Zendesk Files for $150 Million IPO

Zendesk has registered for its initial public offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that company executives expect to be valued at up to $150 million.

Amazon Launches Memory-Optimized EC2 R3 Instances

Amazon Web Services has expanded the offerings on Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) with the introduction of memory-optimized R3 instances.

NTT Communications Dives Into U.S. DaaS Market

NTT Communications is joining the growing desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) market in the U.S. The Tokyo-based company has launched its Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure virtual desktop service into the U.S. market.

Verizon, BT Join Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Ecosystem

Microsoft is following suit when it comes to direct connections to its public cloud service.

Mirantis, Parallels Partner on OpenStack Distribution

Mirantis and Parallels are hoping to make it easier for service providers to offer OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings to customers via the Parallels Automation platform. The companies have partnered to integrate the Mirantis OpenStack distribution with Parallels Automation.

Amazon Cost Explorer Enables Cost Management

Third-party tools for managing the costs of Amazon Web Services-based cloud services already exist, but now Amazon itself is jumping into the game with its own Cost Explorer tool. According to the public cloud company, Cost Explorer was designed to be integrated with AWS Billing Console, which launched in November.

Cloud M&A: Masergy Acquires Global DataGuard for Cloud Security Boost

Managed networking and cloud services provider Masergy is adding to its security-as-a-service offerings through the acquisition of Global DataGuard. According to Masergy, the acquisition enhances it portfolio with "patented technology that leverages machine learning and expert human intelligence."

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