Cloud - Datacenter Bulletin - October 2017

Amazon AWS will open a region in Middle East by 2019

AWS is building a new region in Middle East (Bahrain), whose inauguration is expected by 2019.
It will have 3 Availability Zones (other ones are planned) to allow clients and AWS partners to create virtual instance, manage workloads and store data in Middle East.
Additionally, an “edge location” in the United Arab Emirates is expected to be launched in Q1 2018 which will allow to use the Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53, AWS Shield and AWS WAF services in Middle East.
These two announcements sum to the ones about the opening of two AWS offices in Dubai (UAE) and Manama (Bahrain), testifying the growing attention of Amazon towards this part of the World.

A Cloud Foundry report on containers is available

Cloud Foundry, the open source and multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) system of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, published a report on container suggestively titled “Hope Versus Reality, One Year Later -- An Update on Containers”.
Amongst the results highlighted by this report, we’d like to point out the growing percentage of companies that adopts container, which ramps from 52% to 67%, both in production (25%) and in evaluation (42%).

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Stellar: Cloud Server made in Italy

Most companies with IT infrastructures now relies on cloud, public or hybrid cloud systems: Stellar offers Cloud Servers aimed to MSP, EDP Manager, sysadmin, Web Agencies, Software Houses and IT Pros seeking for a reliable and performant cloud system.

Stellar’s cloud servers are best suited to production environments that require, in addition to high performances, a guaranteed service continuity like email and authentication servers, file sharing, remote desktop, database, application software (ERP, CRM, MRP, etc..) and in general all services which rely on virtualization.

A dedicated infrastructure

Stellar relies on two giants of the sector: VMware vSphere and HPE. Servers are grouped into micro-clusters, called Small Cloud Clusters, which are composed by three hosts each. Servers are HP DL360 with double Intel Xeon E5 v3 processor, 192GB of RAM , double 1-GBit 8-port network card and redundant power supply.

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Cloud - Datacenter Bulletin - July 2017

The “Magic Quadrant” report for the Cloud IaaS market by Gartner is out
Gartner, the leading company in consultancy, research and analysis in the IT field, published the annual “Magic Quadrant” report for the Cloud IaaS market, which is available at this address.

Among the most interesting result we cite the first appearance of two players like Alibaba Cloud (“the vendor's potential [is] to become an alternative to the global hyperscale cloud providers in select regions over time”) and Oracle Cloud, and the disappearance of VMware vCloud Air. AWS maintains its leadership in the first quadrant, followed by Microsoft Azure: both players are the only ones to be in the “Leaders and Visionaries” quadrant, and share most of the market.
Overall, the Cloud IaaS market is described as fragmented and in a reboot phase (many providers are changing their offers and infrastructures) and, given the gap between competitors still keep on growing, some providers are specializing with specific solutions.

The Cloud market will be worth $200bln by 202
A study presented by Synergy Research Group forecasts a growth in revenues from SaaS and Cloud services with an annual average rate of 23-29% for the next five years, reaching a net value of $200 billion by 2020. This will go along with an average annual growth of 11% in the sales of infrastructures to Cloud Providers on hyperscale.
The Public Cloud sector will experience the greatest growth -29% per year- followed by Private Cloud (26%) and SaaS (23%) services. The APAC area will be the region with the biggest growth, then EMEA and North America; the most interested areas will be about databases and IaaS/PaaS services oriented to the IoT.

CommScope to purchase Cable Exchange
CommScope announces its interest in purchasing Cable Exchange, a privately held quick-turn supplier of fiber optic and copper assemblies for data, voice and video communications

Cable Exchange, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., manufactures a variety of fiber optic and copper cables, trunks and related products used in high-capacity data centers and other business enterprise applications.The company, founded in 1986, specializes in quick-turn delivery of its infrastructure products to customers from its two U.S. manufacturing centers located in Santa Ana, Calif. and Pineville, N.C.
As more user-driven information and commerce flows through networks, operators are quickly deploying larger and more complex data centers to support growth in traffic and transactions.

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Cloud - Datacenter Bulletin - May 2017

Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant” for digital commerce is available.
Gartner, world’s leading in IT consulting, research and analysis services, published its yearly “Magic Quadrant” for digital commerce. The report is available at this address.

Among the most interesting results, an expected yearly growth of 15% from 2015 to 2020 of the digital commerce platforms market, including licences, support and SaaS service; total expenditure will be $9,4 bln by 2020, with 53% coming from on-premises solutions.

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Cloud and Datacenter Bulletin - April 2017

Extreme Networks purchases Broadcom datacenter

Extreme Networks, a network solution company based in Jan José, California, is about to acquire Brocade’s datacenter for $55 mln (with additional bonuses for the following 5 years), as written in an official statement.
The acquisition will happen as soon as the Singaporean Broadcom will complete the $5,9 bld of Brocade. Brocade is a San José-based company that produces routers, switches and software solutions for datacenters, and owns Vyatta, the network devices OS at the basis of the one used by Ubiquity.

In the past months Extreme Networks purchased the LAN wireless market from Zebra Technology and is about to purchase the networking business of Avaya.

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