Backbone operator and cloud services provider Interoute has teamed up with IT services firm Unisys to develop a ‘more disciplined’ approach to cloud computing. The partnership focuses on a combination of Interoute’s IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and virtual data centre offering with Unisys’ management suite.
Two of Tunisia’s mobile operators have signed a deal with with backbone operator and cloud services provider Interoute for the deployment of a submarine cable connecting Tunisia to Europe.
The explosion in cloud computing is driving massive demand for real estate, connectivity and power and hulking data centres are being erected in the frozen wilderness to feed this demand. But at the same time a more subtle evolution is taking place: the network has finally become the computer.
European backbone network operator Interoute has strengthened its offering in the cloud services space with the acquisition of UK-based Quantix. The purchase adds managed application services to Interoute’s unified computing and managed hosting portfolio, allowing the firm to manage international customers’ database applications, including Oracle and SQL, as a cloud based service.
Some of the biggest names on the internet offered their content over IPv6 on Wednesday, marking a global ‘test flight’ for the future architecture of the internet. The day’s success will be measured by the number of internet users that don’t see any difference in how they go about their business – a number that is not expected to be very high, given that the leading participants: Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Akamai to name a few, are dual stacking their websites.
Submarine cable operator Seacom, which connects Africa to Europe and Asia, has partnered with European network operator Interoute to improve the quality of internet access on the African continent by caching content closer to its consumers.
European backbone network operator Interoute has acquired its own video conferencing operation in the form of Scandinavia’s Visual Conference Group (VCG). The bolt on adds fully managed video conferencing and telepresence services to Interoute’s portfolio.
Spanish carrier Telefónica’s International Wholesale Services (TIWS) division, the bit responsible for delivering wholesale connectivity to service providers worldwide, has teamed up with European fibre network operator Interoute, to expand the reach of both parties.
IBM expanded further into the telecoms space on Thursday with the unveiling of a cloud services platform aimed at carriers and service providers. The offering encompasses hardware, software and services which would allow telcos to offer cloud computing to their own customers.
Machine to Machine (M2M) managed services provider Wyless Group has signed a technical partnership agreement with Interoute, operator of a European fibre network to host three Wyless NOCs.
Microsoft and pan-European carrier, Interoute, plan to launch a service by June that will enable businesses using the software giant’s Live Communications Server (LCS) to interconnect their VoIP calls within “three mouse-clicks”. LCS, soon to be renamed Office Communications Server 2007, presents a competitive challenge to conventional business-VoIP systems by knitting telephony into Microsoft’s desktop [...]