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Equinix: Our Customers Are Pushing Out Our Global Footprint

It’s good news, or at least it should be, for the global leader in the colocation space:  Equinix’ revenue for the last quarter is a little better than 3 percent greater than analysts’ expectations, and somewhat greater than its own guidance in the last quarter.  A good chunk of that gain, the… Read More

Google Cloud Customers Can Now Use their Own Encryption Keys

The Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys (CESK) option for Google’s Compute Engine has been released to general availability, the company announced Monday. Google will continue to encrypt customer content by default, but making CESK generally available allows customers to better control their data security. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) automatically uses one or more encryption… Read More

White House to Fund Tech Growth ‘Beyond Moore’s Law’

On the one-year anniversary of the White House having launched its National Strategic Computing Initiative, the group’s Executive Council published a report detailing new and revised topics for collaboration between academic research, the private sector, and government agencies.  In that report, NSCI presents its strategy for discovering a new way to… Read More

HPE Cloud, Storage Chiefs Out in Another Strategy Shift

An HPE corporate blog post Monday, with the benign sounding headline, “Sharpening our Focus in Hybrid IT, Global Sales, & Storage,” announced a corporate re-alignment that leaves two of its most outspoken executives out of the company. Bill Hilf, formerly HPE’s senior vice president and general manager for cloud [pictured… Read More

Verizon Still Weighs Terremark Plans After Yahoo Deal

The fact that Verizon has the cash on-hand to make a $2.4 billion deal for its Verizon Telematics division to acquire transport management services provider Fleetmatics — as the corporation announced Monday morning — just one week after staking a $4.8 billion claim to the core services of Yahoo, suggests… Read More

Intel Finally Releases Its Rack Scale Design to Open Source

Just a few weeks ahead of its upcoming IDF conference in San Francisco, Intel announced Thursday that the data center asset utilization platform it has been assembling since 2013 is now ready to be shared with the open source community. Rack Scale Design (RSD, no longer called “Rack Scale Architecture”… Read More

Larry Ellison Accepts the Dare: Oracle Will Purchase NetSuite

“I started NetSuite. NetSuite was my idea,” famously stated Oracle’s founder and then-CEO Larry Ellison during a public appearance in 2012. Ellison was talking about one of the originators of SaaS service, for which he indeed was the initial backer, reportedly holding more than 40 percent of that company’s stock… Read More

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