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Cubbit promises free cloud platform that needs no data centre

A new startup it hoping to shake up the way we think about the cloud and how we access our data. Describing the cloud is “nothing but massive, polluting data centres in full control of the users’ data”, Cubbit says it offers a “radical alternative” to the usual model, which …

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UKFast valued at £405m after new investment from Inflexion

Cloud hosting firm UKFast closed a record 2018 with the announcement of a new investment from Inflexion Private Equity, which will take a 30% stake in the UK’s largest privately owned hosting provider. The investment into UKFast is being made by Inflexion’s dedicated minority investment fund, Partnership Capital. The deal …

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In My Team: Westcoast Cloud on the importance of adapting to market changes

Georgie Ellis, Head of Cloud Sales at Westcoast Cloud, reveals what it’s like working in such a fast-paced industry and how the company takes a personal approach to helping its customers… Tell us about the Westcoast Cloud team. We have a team here that has a phenomenal understanding of technology, …

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4 new resellers join Advanced TruePartner programme

Minerva UK, Deans Computer Services, HBP and BME Solutions have all joined Advanced’s TruePartner programme. Rewarding resellers for their Cloud-first strategy, TruePartner provides “disruptive yet focused Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions the channel can use to engage new customers”. Dean McGlone, Channel Director at Advanced, said: “Resellers are starting …

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Kaspersky extends Ingram Micro distribution agreement

Kaspersky Lab has extended its distribution agreement with Ingram Micro to include all countries within the EU and the EFTA. The new MSP distribution agreement will enable Ingram Micro to offer customers “best-of-breed cybersecurity solutions” through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, and for Kaspersky Lab to “leverage Ingram Micro’s industry …

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Lenovo expands ThinkAgile portfolio

Lenovo Data Center Group is further expanding its ThinkAgile portfolio for customers who desire “the agility of the public cloud and the security of a private cloud”. To address this growing customer trend, Lenovo – together with Cloudistics – has developed the ThinkAgile CP Series composable cloud platform, a ‘cloud-in-a-box’ …

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Snowflake offers Microsoft Azure cloud computing

Snowflake Computing has announced the immediate availability of its data warehouse-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure for preview. Customer demand for Azure, and the need for large organisations to have flexibility across their cloud strategy, has prompted the company to offer Azure as a cloud computing option to run Snowflake’s cloud-built data …

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Microsoft sends 864 servers underwater for deep sea data centre

No, this isn’t the premise of a Gerry Anderson TV show, Microsoft is genuinely dunking close to 1,000 servers off the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The company is a major player in cloud infrastructure, and launched Project Natick back in 2014 as an initiative to find more environmentally sustainable ways of powering …

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Cloud adoption is at an all-time high

Over 90 per cent of organisations are using cloud computing in some form. According to a new report from CompTIA, finds that 91 per cent of firms are using cloud computing, three-quarters of businesses have between one and five years of experience with cloud solutions and six in 10 companies have more …

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Ingram Micro announces ‘one-of-a-kind’ deal with Microsoft

Irvine, California-based distributor Ingram Micro has launched a new software division as part of a ‘one-of-a-kind’ partnership with Microsoft. Operating separately from Ingram Micro Cloud, CloudBlue is focused exclusively on selling the industry-leading CloudBlue commerce platform and services directly to service providers, including MSPs, telecommunications companies, large VARs and other distributors. …

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