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 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'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 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.
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.
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.
Talkin' Cloud sat down with Rob Moyer, vice president of Cloud Services at Synnex (SNX), for a FastChat video to discuss how channel partners can leverage CLOUDSolv, the technology distributor's tool for selling cloud solutions.