Industry News

Microsoft names 25 global cloud providers

Microsoft has named companies in the Cloud OS Network, a worldwide consortium of more than 25 cloud service providers delivering services built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform: Windows Server with Hyper-V, System Center and the Windows Azure Pack.

Oracle shows rapid switch to cloud

Oracle's software license/cloud subscription sales which drive future services revenue fell 1% yr/yr in FQ2 to $2.4bn, down from FQ1's 4% growth.

Altran offers employees €100,000 for ideas

French IT group Altran has started its second innovation competition for its staff with a €100,000 prize. THE iPROJECT (where "i" stands for innovation) is designed to promote in-house research and innovation by way of a competition.

DataCore Software awards disties in Europe

Software-defined storage and virtualisation solutions specialist DataCore Software has awarded its partners and distributors in Europe for their efforts in 2013, it says.

Europe is biggest m2m market

The Machine-to-Machine market may be finally taking off, says new research. This seems to be as much due to its own momentum and scale as M2M is claimed to be enjoying swift growth of roughly 30% in volume and over 10% in revenue, with the market to reach €40bn in 2017.

Exclusive adds Turkey to €1bn grand plan

EMEA Exclusive Networks Group has added Turkey based Bilișimcim to its portfolio as it continues in its quest to be the largest pan EMEA Value Add Distributor and a €1bn business in the next three years.

Xyratex sales down 30%

Xyratex, the storage technology which supplies many OEMs saw a fall of 30% in sales compared to last year, mainly due to the end of a deal with NetApp.

Westcon Afina to sign Oracle in Spain

Afina - the Spanish distribution arm of Westcon is about to sign Oracle in the region, covering all Oracle products, including hardware, software, engineered systems and targeting the data centre business.