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Cloud Computing

Cloud Infrastructure on the Up Ahead of Hyperscale Growth

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Cloud Infrastructure on the Up Ahead of Hyperscale Growth

IDC reports revenues from private and public cloud infrastructure (server, storage and ethernet switch) sales total $7.7 billion in Q2 2016-- a 14.5% Y-o-Y increase ahead of renewed hyperscale growth expected for H2 2016.

W. Europe shows 41.2% Y-o-Y growth in Q2 2016, followed by CEE at 21% and MEA at 16.8%.

The overall Q2 2016 share of cloud infrastructure sales amounts to 34.9%, up from 30.6% in Q2 2016. Private cloud revenues show 14% Y-o-Y growth to $3.1bn, while public cloud is up by 14.9% to $4.6bn. In comparison, traditional (non-cloud) infrastructure sales decreased by -6.1% Y-o-Y in the quarter.

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Akamai Bolsters Cloud Security With Soha

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Akamai Bolsters Cloud Security With Soha

Akamai sets to improve the security of cloud-based enterprise applications and services through the acquisition of Soha Systems, a specialist in "enterprise secure access delivered as a service."

No financial details of the deal are available.

Soha offers 3rd party access to cloud resources without need for software or hardware updates, creating a central point of entry controlled by the vendor. As a result it strips away unnecessary resource acces and increases security compliance, all while simplifying and improving remote and mobile access to enterprise resources.

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Interxion Expands in 3 European Cities

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Interxion Expands in 3 European Cities

European cloud infrastructure provider Interxion announces expansion plans in 3 cities-- it will open an 11th datacentre in Frankfurt, as well as expand facilities in Paris and Marseilles.

Dubbed FRA11, the Frankfurt Interxion facility covers 4800 square metres and will built in 4 phases. The first 2 phases, named FRA10, will open in Q4 2017, followed by phases 3 and 4 in Q2 2018. The facility is to cost €95 million.

Meanwhile the Paris facility will gain an additional 1000 square metres of space, making 2100 in total. A 500 square metre portion will open on Q4 2016 before the rest is finalised by Q2 2017. The Marseilles datacentre gets 1400 square metres of more space scheduled to open in Q2 2017, for a total expenditure of €23m and €20m going towards Paris and Marseilles respectively.

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CompTIA: Companies Rethinking Cloud Options

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CompTIA: Companies Rethinking Cloud Options

While the vast majority of companies use cloud computing, more organisations are becoming increasingly "refined and savvy in the technology they chose," the CompTIA Trends in Computing study reveals.

According to the study, while over 90% of the 500 companies surveyed on July 2016 claim to use some form of cloud computing, more companies place themselves in the non-critical use category (38% in 2016, up from 27% in 2014) rather than full production stage (33% vs 42%). The majority has been using the cloud for between 1 to 5 years, with just 6% claiming to have been using cloud solutions for over 5 years. Another 23% has used the cloud for less than a year.

“A quick glance at this data could lead to the conclusion that companies are walking backward,” the organisation says. “The reality is that the cloud market is undergoing refinement as users gain greater appreciation and understanding of what cloud computing entails.”

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AWS Plans French Datacentre Region

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AWS Plans French Datacentre Region

Amazon promises to improve cloud service performance for French customers as it announces plans to open a French datacentre region by 2017, via location based in the Paris area.

The online bookseller turned cloud giant already has European regions in Frankfurt and Dublin, and will also open a UK region "in the upcoming months." According to a blogpost by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels the AWS CDN and DNS and network has 16 points of presence and 10 "availability zones" (locations consisting of one or more datacentre facilities) across Europe, and it has opened 3 points of presence in France over the last 10 years, 2 in Paris and 1 in Marseille.

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