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Dell bolsters cloud programme with NTT Com partnership #telcocloud

Source: Business Cloud News

Dell and NTT Com have announced a partnership that will see the latter join the former’s cloud service provider programme, with NTT’s cloud services being made available to Dell customers globally.

It has been about two years since Dell announced it would dump its public cloud strategy, instead choosing to develop partnerships with other leading public cloud providers and give customers a coherent set of tools (Enstratius) to help them deploy and manage workloads across those platforms.

This week the company added NTT Com’s enterprise cloud service platform, which has a stronger presence in Asia among other geos – excluding the other cloud providers NTT Com and its parent own; all told the NTT Group has datacentres in close to 200 countries.

The NTT Com platform is deployed on datacentres in 13 cities across 10 countries and 3 continents.

Nick Hyner, director of cloud services for EMEA at Dell said: “Partnering with NTT is a good strategic move for us, as it allows our customers to quickly tap into emerging markets and reap the benefits of a truly global cloud service. NTT will complement our Cloud Services Partner Program with its vertical expertise and extensive capability to manage a range of Cloud Infrastructure and Applications, along with its significant geographic reach.”

Damian Skendrovic, vice president of cloud services, NTT Europe said Dell adds value in the partnership with its hardware expertise, and by helping customers grapple with the cloud service brokerage component, which can be quite complex.

NTT Group hit the ground running this year with big plans to grow its cloud businesses. DimensionData, a South African cloud service provider owned by the company said it plans to hire over 300 datacentre operations and architecture specialists over the next 18 months. And just last week NTT Com moved to bolster its cloud and colocation presence in Germany and Austria with the acquisition of e-shelter.


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Cloud World Forum Keynote Podcast Series – C-level insight from industry innovators

If you weren’t able to join us at Cloud World Forum in 2014 you don’t have to miss out on the insights that our fantastic speakers shared with the audience. We have just published the first set of keynote podcasts for your listening pleasure, which you can catch up on here:

Coca-Cola CIO podcast
European Commission Podcast
Dell Podcast
Bank of England CIO podcast
Lotus F1 COO podcast

Stay tuned for more! Being a content-led event, you can catch up on all our podcasts, articles, Q&As, blog posts, videos and guest blogs in the Cloud Content Zone.

Experts talk about best practices when adopting cloud technology for enterprises #cloudwf

CLOUD-WF-LogoAt London Olympia in June of 2014, The Cloud World Forum was full to the brim with industry experts and interested parties. The overall sense was one of a special time in computing. Cloud computing is more than a buzzword. The number of businesses in different industries, all offering something unique was truly astonishing.

Despite the rapid uptake of cloud technology, there still remains some people who wonder if their businesses can benefit from using cloud computing. We spoke with some experts that included keynote speakers at the event and asked them about real-life business fears of moving to the cloud. Most of the answers related to how businesses had a lack of understanding of Cloud, but some pointed to the fact that businesses need to have a sensible cloud strategy.

One of Dell’s keynote speakers, Nick Hyner, highlight the fact that Dell has actually changed their strategy to accommodate the changing marketplace in which their traditional customers operate. It was clear from his keynote address earlier that day, that customers are becoming more like consumers and that the move from capital expenditure to operational expenditure in business IT departments has required a different approach to cloud strategy for people on both sides of the market.

Click here to view what Nick and others said when we asked them about the barriers businesses face when moving to a cloud computing model….

Tech Giants Drive the Agenda at Cloud World Forum

Tech Giants Drive the Agenda at Cloud World Forum

London, 21 May 2014 – Technology giants, Intel, Oracle, HP, Dell, Google and Microsoft are among the industry elite converging in London next month for the sixth annual Cloud World Forum event. The conference and exhibition provides the perfect platform to explore the transformation of the IT industry by Cloud computing.

Day One of the Future Cloud track will see Kerry Bailey, SVP HP Cloud, HP, look at what is grounded for the enterprise after eight years of Cloud, followed by Jason Zander, the Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Azure team at Microsoft, who will discuss the impact of the Cloud first, mobile first transformation of IT. Joining the line-up is Bob Evans, SVP, Oracle, who will discuss the top ten myths about Cloud computing and Robert Crooke, Corporate VP and General Manager of the NVM Solutions Group at Intel, who will assess the future of storage enabling transformational change in Cloud computing. Media is invited to join a technical workshop during the event on storage solutions at the Intel booth.

Intel’s General Manager of Software Defined Infrastructure, Jonathan Donaldson, will speak on Day Two about re-imagining the data centre for a services led world, followed by a masterclass on the next steps in monetising the Cloud from Barak Regev, Head of EMEA Cloud Platform at Google. Google Enterprise will also be hosting a free theatre with hands-on labs and enterprise case studies.

“The ability to innovate will determine Europe’s economic status.  Cloud speeds innovation, gives organisations flexibility to tap spare capacity with limited waste and rapidly assemble new market opportunities,” said Xavier Poisson-Gouyou Beauchamps, EMEA Vice-President for Cloud, Hewlett-Packard.  “Cloud adoption will continue to grow until it becomes the standard for businesses and individuals.  HP is investing more than $1 billion in new Cloud services and portfolio under its newly branded HP Helion cloud portfolio, which enables organisations to build, manage and consume workloads in hybrid IT environments, with a choice of SLA as needed by Enterprise grade Cloud solutions.”

Dell will take part in the Transforming Cloud track on Day One with a look at adding value as a Cloud integrator from Nick Hyner, Director Cloud Services EMEA.

Mr Hyner said: “CXO’s need to act as Chief Innovation Officers, reacting quickly to business problems to provide applications on the right platforms for contrasting business needs.  Dell believes these enterprise drivers direct the future of IT service delivery increasingly towards a value added integrator model enabled by Cloud.”

Microsoft has a strong presence in the Strategic track, Chaired by Rob Fraser, Microsoft’s UK Cloud CTO. Mark Russinovich, Microsoft’s renowned Technical Fellow, will lead a Firestarter session examining Cloud and scale, providing insights into how Microsoft is building its platform for a Cloud future, and there will be a Microsoft Client Brainstorming Panel exploring the lessons learned and key strategies in moving to the Cloud.

“Microsoft’s commitment to help  businesses succeed in a mobile-first, cloud-first world is underlined by the need to understand the future that Cloud is defining for companies of all sizes from startups to the largest enterprises.  We’re proud to be key partners of Cloud World Forum as it’s a vital platform to connect with businesses and help them drive competitive advantage from cloud adoption” said Rob Fraser, Chief Technology Officer, Cloud, Microsoft UK.

Ewan Dalton, an Internet of Things specialist at Microsoft, will give a session providing a guide to the “Internet of Things” as part of the Transforming Cloud track and Rob Craft, Senior Director, Cloud Strategy, Microsoft, will deliver a masterclass on the Open Cloud.

“While Cloud computing has made huge strides in the past year toward becoming a mainstream business tool, lots of  half-truths, mistruths, and good old-fashioned falsehoods are still swirling around with regard to the Cloud’s place in the enterprise,” said Bob Evans, Senior Vice President, Oracle Corporation. “Seeing past these myths is critical to making the right decisions about whether, when, and how to adopt Cloud-based solutions. That’s why I’ll be talking about them – the top 10 Cloud computing myths that we’d like to dispel.”

Oracle and Microsoft UK will also take part in the event’s co-located Big Data World Congress agenda, a one-stop-shop for harvesting the power of infinite data. Microsoft’s Dave Coplin will present “The Rise of the Humans”, his vision for the impact of big data & machine intelligence on our lives.

The technology giants have been at the forefront of the evolution of Cloud and will also be showcasing their latest innovations on the show floor, joining over 250 companies as part of the event’s world-class exhibition.

The Cloud World Forum will take place on 17-18 June 2014, at the Olympia National, London, UK. Boasting an impressive agenda with more than 300 speakers participating from 74 countries, the event is EMEA’s largest and most comprehensive Cloud event.

For more information, to plan your visit, to view the full event programme, or to register for the event, please visit www.cloudwf.com or call +44 (0)207 017 5506. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter @CloudWSeries or using #CloudWF.

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OpenStack announces Marketplace catalogue of open source tech #cloudwf

The OpenStack Foundation announced the launch of Marketplace this week, an online catalogue of OpenStack-based products and services to help navigate the growing OpenStack ecosystem. Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation said the catalogue will help clear up much confusion users encounter along the path to adoption.

The OpenStack Marketplace was announced at the OpenStack Foundation Summit in Atlanta, Georgia this week, and extends the organisation’s previous efforts to launch a training-focused digital marketplace.

It will include public cloud services, distributions and appliances, consulting and system integration and drivers on offer from a range of contributing vendors; each piece of technology listed on the marketplace will have to conform to a strict set of characteristics in order to ensure a minimum level of compatibility and quality of use.

Dell, Canonical, HP, The Linux Foundation, SUSE, Red Hat, IBM, Mirantis and Rackspace are among the vendors and organisations with solutions listed in the marketplace at launch.

Bryce also used the Summit to beat the drums of coopetition, a defining characteristic of the OpenStack effort.

“OpenStack is kindof like a farmer’s market in a way,” Bryce said. “You can buy things in different formats: you can get ingredients to make your meals, pre-made meals, you’re going to make a choice between those options. But at some level those vendors that participate have a common goal… that’s really what we see in OpenStack.”

“Our companies compete but they also collaborate to build the best technologies for the benefit of the whole industry,” he said.

Ultimately, the OpenStack Foundation (and participating vendors) hopes marketplace will help clear up confusion that often surrounds the open source platform. With a range of new features and sub-projects constantly being launched and integrated into emerging releases it has been difficult – even, at times, for vendors – to get a clear sense of OpenStack’s identity (more specifically, what it does and does not do).

Written by Jonathan Brandon, Business Cloud News

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