Cloud Platforms

  • May 11, 2010 11 May'10

    Cloud computing a positive for hard drive specialists

    Industry observers that thought cloud computing was going to be bad for the hard drive business might be surprised to hear those selling the products describing it as one of the best things that has ever happened to the industry.

  • April 22, 2010 22 Apr'10

    Cloud computing set to challenge software giants

    Cloud computing is set to change the rules in the software industry challenging existing suppliers and threatening the income of those resellers that are not offering users greater flexibility.

  • April 16, 2010 16 Apr'10

    Infrastructure collapses as cloud takes hold

    Natural disasters, accidents or terrorist attacks provide a perfect platform for marketing executives to push products or services in front of resellers and the volcanic eruption in Iceland that has created a large plume of ash is no different.

  • April 13, 2010 13 Apr'10

    Over half of general public unaware of cloud computing

    Cloud computing may well be taking the IT industry by storm but the majority of ordinary people in Europe have no idea what "in the cloud" means.

  • March 30, 2010 30 Mar'10

    Hosted clouds Rise for FastHosts

    Web-hosting specialist FastHosts has branched out into the cloud with the launch of a wholly-owned cloud infrastructure-as-a-service venture called Rise, pitched at SMBs through both IT and comms resellers.

  • March 05, 2010 05 Mar'10

    Analysis: Oracle sets out cloud ambitions

    Oracle is attempting to reposition its existing offerings in a cloud-friendly light, but is currently not repackaging them in a channel-friendly way to make them easier for partners to sell.

  • February 24, 2010 24 Feb'10

    European UC cloud market to hit €1.6bn by 2014

    Cloud based Unified Communication services are forecast to grow by nearly 80% annually across Europe for the next four years as businesses look to alternative delivery models that require a lower upfront cash investment.

  • February 09, 2010 09 Feb'10

    NetSuite takes potshot at SAP following CEO exit

    SAP's senior management must have been expecting it but the move by rivals to exploit the current uncertainty stemming from the surprise departure of the CEO Leo Apotheker has started.

  • February 04, 2010 04 Feb'10

    SME sector look to clouds as pay-as-you-go is embraced

    The SME sector has started to embrace cloud computing with the perception of renting IT one that is sinking into the mainstream.

  • January 26, 2010 26 Jan'10

    Cisco goes in with NetApp, VMware on datacentre architecture

    Cisco, NetApp and VMware have announced early details of theirvirtualised datacentre design architecture, set to be sold through a "mutual ecosystemof partners" that work with all three vendors. The new architecture is to be based ...

  • January 22, 2010 22 Jan'10

    Government IT strategy signed off – clouds and cuts ahead

    The government has signed off the final version of its IT strategy and isawaiting ministerial approval, as it gears up to cut IT costs across Whitehall. Government CIO John Suffolk said the final strategy document is "notfar away". The ...

  • January 14, 2010 14 Jan'10

    HP and Microsoft form $250m cloud alliance

    Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft have teamed up to develop the cloud infrastructure in a three-year relationship which is being supported by a $250m investment.

  • January 12, 2010 12 Jan'10

    Star launches white label MS services

    Hosted ICT services provider Star has launched a channel-pitched white label services programme designed to help Microsoft partners safeguard their investment in the vendor.

  • December 16, 2009 16 Dec'09

    HP aims for cloud cost predictability

    Hewlett-Packard has used its annual Software Universe event as a platform to talk up the cloud in response to what it predicts will be times of restrained spending next year.

  • December 11, 2009 11 Dec'09

    Government CIO warns channel about cloud complacency

    Systems integrators will have to face up to cloud computing and recalibrate their business models as the days of large scale roll outs paid up front are numbered the Government CIO has told MicroScope.

  • November 27, 2009 27 Nov'09

    Ingram Micro plans to extend cloud services beyond the US

    Ingram Micro has built up a range of managed and cloud services in North America over the last two years and they could be on their way to Europe.

  • September 28, 2009 28 Sep'09

    Computerlinks seals move into virtualisation hardware

    Computerlinks has inked a distribution deal with Virtual Machine in a move that marks its debut handling a vendor operating on the hardware side of the virtualisation market.