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  • Rackspace adds second Australian data centre

    Hosting provider Rackspace this morning announced it would open up a secondary data centre in Sydney to offer disaster recovery capabilities and geo-redundancy for its clients.

  • VCE's VxRack systems want to be Vblocks for the next generation

    EMC's VCE division wants to take the engineered systems approach it's honed with its Vblocks into next-generation mobile and cloud applications.

  • Microsoft looks to empower IT in the Cloud

    Microsoft is working to help its enterprise customers move their data, apps and operations to the cloud specifically the hybrid Cloud.

  • Microsoft unifies cloud and in-house IT management software

    Two new IT management products from Microsoft continue the company's push to help customers move their operations to the cloud.

  • Oracle says it could win if a rival buys Salesforce

    Oracle will probably come out ahead if one of its rivals buys, because it would turn Oracle's superior focus into an even greater advantage, according to Co-CEO Safra Catz.

  • Google: Cloud on verge of major transformation

    Something big is up in the cloud. Google's Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure Urs Hölzle says in five years you will barely be able to recognize what today's cloud looks like.

  • Amazon buys ClusterK, a firm that helps users buy cloud capacity cheap

    Amazon has acquired ClusterK, a developer of software that helps companies run mission-critical applications on spare cloud compute capacity sold by Amazon Web Services.

  • Microsoft to offer three new ways to store big data on Azure

    Microsoft will soon offer three additional ways for enterprises to store data on Azure, making the cloud computing platform more supportive of big data analysis.

  • Microsoft's Nadella sets lofty Cloud goals

    Less than a week after reporting that Microsoft's enterprise Cloud business is currently on an annual run rate of $US6.3 billion, CEO Satya Nadella says the company's goal is to increase that figure to $US20 billion by fiscal year 2018.

  • Adobe Marketing Cloud gets a CRM boost with Microsoft Dynamics integration

    While marketers want to engage customers in a unified way, disconnected systems often make that difficult. Adobe and Microsoft aim to tackle that problem by integrating Adobe's Marketing Cloud with Dynamics CRM.

  • Microsoft refines Azure management portal preview to give IT pros more control

    Microsoft has upgraded an IT management portal it's developing for Azure that's intended to calm the nerves of IT pros wary about moving on premises applications to the vendor's cloud.

  • HDS big-data tools should help IT, mobile health workers

    Hitachi Data Systems is aiming its big-data expertise at health care and enterprise IT departments with specialized products for combining types of information.

  • CenturyLink to offer on-shore public cloud services this year

    CenturyLink will later this year begin offering public cloud services from Australian data centres, the US telco said today.

  • Lonely Planet’s journey to the cloud

    Lonely Planet began moving Web services to the cloud three years ago because it wanted to focus on building digital products.

  • Box wants to be a platform for easy-to-write enterprise apps

    A developer edition of Box will allow enterprises to build applications on top of the company's content collaboration and sharing capabilities without using the Box user interface or requiring users to have a Box account.

  • SDN start-up stitches together Clouds

    A software-defined networking start-up has emerged from stealth mode proposing accelerated deployment of applications and services spanning private, public or hybrid clouds.

  • In brief: NAB opens API to Xero

    Xero’s software-as-a-service accounting package will connect to NAB’s core API under a partnership announced by the two companies.

  • Government security advice updated for cloud-first era

    The Australian Signals Directorate has published an updated version of its guide designed to help government agencies secure their data.

  • Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

    Google, Apple and spent record amounts in the first quarter attempting to influence U.S. politicians and policy.

  • IBM launches new threat-analytics tools in the cloud

    Ever since its acquisition of Q1 Labs back in 2011, IBM has been selling its QRadar security event management software in the traditional way, whereby customers pay a price and download the version they want.