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Cloud Computing

IDC: Public Cloud Infrastructure Spending is Fastest Growing

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IDC: Public Cloud Infrastructure Spending is Fastest Growing

According to IDC total infrastructure (servers, enterprise storage and ethernet switches) spending for cloud deployment will increase by 12.4% in 2017 to reach $40.1 billion, with public cloud accounting for most of said spending.

In fact, the analyst says public cloud datacentres make 60.7% of 2017 cloud infrastructure spending. The segment also sees the fastest growth at 13.8%. In comparison, off-premises private cloud environments make 14.9% of overall spending and have 11.9% growth. On-premises private clouds account for 62.2% of private cloud infrastructure, and will grow 9.6% in 2017.

Increased spending on cloud infrastructure and decreasing investments in non-cloud infrastructure is a "common theme" for all regions-- global spending on non-cloud infrastucture is to decline by -4.6% in 2017, accounting for 58.7% of overall end-user spending on infrastructure products across the 3 segments, down from 62.6% in 2016.

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IDC: Q1 Cloud Infrastructure Revenues Reach $8bn

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IDC: Q1 Cloud Infrastructure Revenues Reach $8bn

According to IDC global revenues from sales of cloud infrastructure products (server, storage, ethernet switch), including both public and private cloud, are up by 14.9% Y-o-Y in Q1 2017 to total $8 billion.

However W. Europe sees relatively low revenue growth during the quarter at 8.9% Y-o-Y. CEE is even lower, at 7.2%.

The quarter also sees the share of cloud infrastructure sales in overall WW IT spending total 39%, a "significant" increase from the 33.9% of Q1 2016. Revenue from infrastructure sales to private cloud are up by 6% Y-o-Y to $3.1bn, and to public cloud by 21.7% to $4.8bn. In comparison, traditional (non-cloud) infrastructure spending is down by -8% in Q1 2017.

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ABC Data Launches Cloud Platform

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ABC Data Launches Cloud Platform

Polish IT equipment distributor ABC Data launches its take on the cloud-- the ABC Data Cloud, a means for partners to offer cutting-edge cloud solutions as well as e-commerce services.

The ABC Data Cloud platform includes Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DraaS). Partners get access to virtual servers, network drives, app development tools, data archiving and backup solutions, security systems, and e-learning and workflow-type apps.

Resellers can offer customers either a single configured service or packages comprised of offerings from multiple vendors, including the likes of Kaspersky, Oktawave, Focus Telecom, Xopero and Talex.

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Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry

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Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry

The Cloud Foundry Summit hosts a surprise announcement-- Microsoft is a Gold Member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the group taking care of the open-source platform-as-a-service (PaaS) originally developed by VMware.

The foundation already counts a number of big names, including Cisco, Dell EMC, IBM, SUSE and SAP, whose Platinum membership puts them on a tier above Microsfot. In the Gold ranks are the likes of SAS, GE Digital, Huawei, Capgemini and Google. The search giant in fact joined Cloud Foundry last year in a bid to make its cloud platform more open.

“Microsoft and the Cloud Foundry community are deeply aligned around our mutual understanding of enterprise business and technical requirements, and our commitment to help organizations modernize their applications without vendor lock-in," Microsoft says. "By joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, we will be able to work with members to contribute to Foundation initiatives and bring a wider range of solutions to Microsoft Azure for our customers and the community.”

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Tech Data Intros SMB Cloud on Azure

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Tech Data Intros SMB Cloud on Azure

Tech Data launches a cloud-based solution on Microsoft Azure designed for SMB customers-- the Small Business Cloud Server, a scalable IT platform promising to be flexible, cost-effective, and easy to deploy and manage.

The services comes in 3 sizes, 1-6 users, 7-20 users and 40+ users. Resellers get detailed monthly usage and billing information via the StreamOne cloud provisioning and billing platform, and one can also set usage thresholds and limits if required. The Small Business Cloud Server package includes with a Microsoft Azure virtual machine, Microsoft Office 365 (Exchange, Office and SharePoint), backup, storage, VPN functionality and optional remote desktop capability.

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