Accenture acquires Focus Group Europe

Accenture has acquired Focus Group Europe, a United Kingdom-based, privately owned, ServiceNow® consulting services provider and software reseller that is one of the largest remaining pure-play ServiceNow consulting partners in the UK. The acquisition solidifies Accenture’s position as a leader in the ServiceNow partner ecosystem, adding to Accenture’s already strong technology capabilities and deep industry experience in cloud strategy, implementation, migration, integration and management.

iPortalis partners with Acronis

iPortalis, a Cloud Services company specialising in ICT brokerage, aggregation and portfolio management, has formed a strategic partnership with Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, to deliver fully integrated and turn-key backup and disaster recovery solutions to Enterprises and Hosted Service Providers (HSPs).

Zadara Storage to expand market reach

Zadara® Storage has formed an agreement with Tech Data Corporation, one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Technology Solutions, formerly a division of Avnet and now part of Tech Data, will make Zadara Storage solutions easily accessible to channel partners worldwide through its Avnet Cloud Marketplace.

Nimble Storage introduces Multicloud Storage Service

Nimble Storage has launched Nimble Cloud Volumes, the only enterprise- grade multicloud storage service for running applications in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Nimble Cloud Volumes will provide enterprise-grade availability and data services that have previously not been readily available in block storage for the cloud. These capabilities are necessary for moving the next wave of applications to the cloud -- traditional transactional workloads -- which place stringent requirements on storage.

OVH’s global expansion continues with new US data centre

OVH, Europe’s largest cloud hosting provider, has acquired a new data centre facility in the US. Located in Hillsboro, Oregon, this facility joins Vint Hill, Virginia as the second US data centre, with a third North American data centre located in Beauharnois, Canada. These installations will allow OVH to support its more than one million customers’ needs for global presence and respond to the growing demand for outsourced digital infrastructures throughout the world.

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