Microsoft and Liquid Telecom have partnered to expand the availability of Azure cloud services to other markets across Africa.
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Permira is working with an adviser to find a buyer for its data centre company, Teraco Data Environments, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Hybrid cloud is a crisply strategic solution that provides the business with the platform of the future that respects the investment of the past.
Chinese ICT giant Huawei will build a data centre facility in Johannesburg to provide public cloud services, becoming the latest multinational after Microsoft and Amazon.com to unveil such plans.
IBM just made the cloud computing war far more interesting. It’s not an easy sell, but IBM and Red Hat certainly make a more compelling cloud computing alternative.
IBM’s purchase of Red Hat is a $33-billion bid aimed at catapulting the company into the ranks of the top cloud software competitors.
IBM has announced it will buy Red Hat, the world’s biggest Linux company, for $34-billion. That’s more than a quarter of IBM’s market capitalisation, and comes as the legacy computer giant tries to play catch-up in cloud computing.
Just months before Microsoft is due to open two Azure data centres in South Africa, the world’s largest cloud provider, Amazon Web Services, has announced it will also open data centre facilities in the country.
Microsoft posted another quarter of brisk revenue growth driven by cloud services, underscoring the company’s success in shifting its business toward Internet-based computing. The stock rose in extended trading.
IBM is pressing deeper into its strategy of making cloud services more compatible with competitors, rather than trying to force customers into its own walled garden.