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Analyst Calls Cloud the Bright Spot for HP Services

Even in the face of declining revenue, HP Services> has a bright spot, according to one Technology Business Research (TBR) analyst.

VMware Adds Apps Deployment Features with CloudVolumes Buy

VMware is boosting its cloud capabilities with another acquisition. The virtualization company announced this week it had completed the acquisition of CloudVolumes, a provider of real-time application delivery technology designed to make it easy for enterprises to deploy native applications to virtualized environments on-demand.

InfoZen Completes First Phase of NASA WESTPrime Migration

Cloud services broker InfoZen has completed the first phase of the web migration of NASA's WESTPrime to an open source content management system (CMS) powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

CloudSigma Public Cloud Extends to Hawaii via DRFortress

It has been a busy week for public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider CloudSigma. After announcing an expansion of its public cloud into data centers in Silicon Valley and Miami, the cloud services provider has now expanded to the DRFortress data center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

CenturyLink Private Cloud Goes Live in 57 Data Centers

CenturyLink took a step forward in its hybrid cloud strategy with the launch of CenturyLink Private Cloud. The new cloud service was designed to provide the benefits of the public cloud but with the security, dedicated hardware and physical isolation benefits of a private.

CloudEndure: Azure Service Interruptions Up 800% in Q2

The last few months have been mixed for Microsoft Azure. The public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering has gained significant traction in the market and is now officially holds the No. 2 spot behind Amazon Web Services, but cases of service disruption are becoming more common.

Mesosphere Launches Clusters on Google Compute Engine

Mesosphere is bringing its Mesos clusters to Google Compute Engine, enabling Google's cloud users to launch Mesos clusters on the public cloud. This provides customers with the ability to abstract basic devops, simplifying the data center so it looks to developers more like a single piece of hardware.

Promise Technology Launches Private Cloud Storage Offering

Storage vendor Promise Technology today unveiled a private cloud file sync and share solution. Dubbed FileCruiser, the new storage-as-a-service option was designed with both enterprise and small and medium business (SMB) customers in mind.

Microsoft Azure Goes Down

Many of Microsoft Azure's customers experienced unexpected downtime yesterday afternoon, but by later in the evening, the public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) was back to normal. However, the full service interruption took several hours to get under control.

CloudSigma IaaS Signs Onto Equinix Cloud Exchange

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider CloudSigma has signed on to Equinix Cloud Exchange to give a boost to its hybrid cloud solutions portfolio. CloudSigma is also hoping to expand its global cloud footprint and make it easier to access its services around the world.

Microsoft Claims to Put the Squeeze on Amazon Web Services

If a Microsoft executive is to believed, then the executives over at Amazon Web Services are worrying big time.

SUSE Unveils Icehouse OpenStack Private Cloud

SUSE has launched an updated version of its private cloud solution. This latest version, dubbed SUSE Cloud 4, was designed based on OpenStack Icehouse, the latest version of the open source cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform.

Vantage Data Centers Connects to Amazon via Level 3

Vantage Data Centers is the latest company to join the ever-growing number of providers offering a way for customers to connect to the Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure public clouds via a private direct connection.

Rackspace Sees Q2 Revenue Boost

Rackspace (RAX) released its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 this week, and the company had one of its best quarters yet—at least in terms of revenue.

VMware Vows to Step Up Public Cloud Game

Cloud will definitely play a major role in the discussions and announcements taking place at VMworld in a couple of weeks, but VMware isn't waiting to start hyping its public cloud services.

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