Google and VMware Kick Off Hybrid Cloud Alliance Frenzy

Last year we predicted 2015 will be a pivotal year for hybrid InterCloud alliances. On cue, Google and VMware kicked off this year’s alliance frenzy by announcing an agreement to integrate selected Google Cloud Platform services into vCloud Air. To date, Google has been trailing behind Amazon, Microsoft and IBM in both worldwide public cloud […] Read more »

Vodafone and the Enterprise Cloud

We recently talked to Vodafone at their 2014 enterprise analyst summit. Enterprise is an important segment for Vodafone. The enterprise share of group service revenue has increased from 23% in 2012 to 27% in 2014 totalling £ 10.7B; 77% of 2014 enterprise revenues can be attributed to wireless and 33% to fixed (source: annual report […] Read more »

2015 Will Be A Very Interesting Year for Hybrid InterClouds

Local cloud and hosting providers increasingly seek alliances with global cloud suppliers. Global cloud suppliers increasingly seek local presence and open up private links to their infrastructure. Data centre providers are the new cloud hubs that bring global and local clouds together. There is plenty going on in Europe at the moment. Global cloud suppliers […] Read more »

Top 1000 European Public Cloud Computing Providers

In our continuing Cloudscape research efforts we now have covered Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and the UK. If you have been following our research blog you will have noticed that for each country we cover we also provide some analysis on popular XaaS categories, hosting locations, and the ability to offer online ordering and onboarding. […] Read more »

The Amazon Cloud Has Arrived In Germany

Today, Martin Geier, Managing Director AWS Germany and Andy Jassi, SVP AWS, announced the immediate availability of the 11th AWS region: EU (Frankfurt). The new region has two availability zones, eu-central-1a and eu-central-1b. At the press conference Andy Jassy mentioned three key reasons for launching a new AWS region in the EU and particularly in […] Read more »