Rackspace achieves ten Microsoft Partner Competencies

Rackspace has achieved seven gold and three silver Microsoft Partner Competencies for capabilities spanning application development, cloud platform support, data management, business applications, mobility and productivity. Microsoft Partner Competencies recognise companies in the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) for their proven expertise in delivering quality solutions in a specialised area of business.



Cloud aggregator Vuzion goes international with expansion into Ireland

Vuzion, the cloud aggregator, has announced its first international business, Vuzion Ireland, the appointment of Kieran McDonnell, as country manager, and the opening of an office in Sandyford, Dublin. Vuzion Ireland brings a new set of capabilities to support the Irish IT reseller community achieve faster growth with cloud solutions.

















Arek selects Tieto to provide its infrastructure services

Tieto has signed a six-year agreement with Arek, a service provider for pension companies in Finland, to provide infrastructure services for operating systems. The aim is to create a scalable platform for Arek's changing business needs. This agreement will help Arek to increase its cost-efficiency as well as creating favourable conditions for renewing systems and technologies.



Big Cloud offers big advantage in hyperconverged and container environments

Big Switch Networks has introduced significant new capabilities of Big Cloud Fabric™ (BCF), including comprehensive networking support for hyper-converged solutions powered by VMware vSAN™ and virtual desktop and application solutions with VMware Horizon®, as well as multi-container networking support for Mesosphere DC/OS and Kubernetes container orchestration platforms, including Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. With further increases in performance, scale and deployment flexibility, Big Cloud Fabric is the ideal next-generation switching network for the software-defined data centre (SDDC).








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