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Nissan couples with Microsoft Azure to support EV telematics

The world’s best-selling electric car, the Nissan LEAF, is to integrate with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to power its telematics systems, according to an official release today. Since its launch in 2010, Nissan has sold over 200,000 LEAF models worldwide. The Japanese auto maker has now selected Azure to control the Connect Telematics Systems (CTS)… Read More

Microsoft services disrupted in global Azure outage

Faults in Microsoft’s Azure cloud service have caused many of its hosted sites to shutdown, as well as affecting its own products including Xbox Live and Office 365. The error will undoubtedly raise concern for Microsoft as they attempt drive sales for Azure to make gains on leaders such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google,… Read More

Google cuts Compute Engine costs in ongoing cloud price war

Google announced yesterday its plans to significantly reduce the cost of its cloud services, fuelling yet again the ongoing pricing war between rival providers, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The deal, revealed over Google’s Atmosphere Live webcast, consists of a 10 per cent reduction in price for all its Compute Engine instances… Read More

Deutsche Bank funds £50mn expansion of Virtus Data Centres

London-based Virtus Data Centres has added a £50mn investment boost from Deutsche Bank to its funding portfolio. Though the additional capital is intended to ‘drive business growth’, it is not yet clear whether it will be used to develop or augment existing infrastructure in the company’s Enfield and Hayes locations, to construct new facilities or to… Read More

Does open source empower open cloud?

Richard Morrell, Red Hat’s cloud and open source evangelist, peers over his glasses at a school of thought that’s gathering momentum. First up, for the sake of being open, I need to take an opportunity to point out that for 17 years I’ve taken a salary from working in open source. Secondly, I head up… Read More

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