8x8 and Regus expand Cloud comms partnership

8x8, Inc. has agreed with IWG plc (formerly Regus), the world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces, to expand the companies’ existing contract for cloud-based unified communications (UC) services to add 13 new countries and a broader range of service options for Regus customers. 8x8 currently provides UC services to Regus office centres in four countries, for use by on-site customers and employees, as well as remote workers in those regions. The companies have also agreed to extend the term of their contract to 2020.

ExtraHop introduces Professional Services

ExtraHop has introduced new professional services for cloud migration, datacenter migration, and microsegmentation. These fully-customisable offerings bring together the deep domain expertise of ExtraHop solutions architects with the real-time, multi-tier visibility delivered by the ExtraHop platform to help organisations streamline major IT transformation and security initiatives.

Finance for server and networking infrastructure

3W Infra, one of the fastest growing IaaS hosting providers in Europe that managed to grow its server base by one third in just half a year to currently 4,000 dedicated servers under management, has launched its 3W Infra Financing Program – a ‘lease-to-own’ program aimed at somewhat larger hosting infrastructures, for companies intending to pursue increased margins and cost control.

Cloud offer for research and education sectors

GÉANT, Europe’s leading collaboration on network and related e-infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, will offer Dimension Data Cloud services through 18 of its National Research and Education Network (NREN) partners, reaching thousands of universities, schools and research institutions.

True Cloud services are key to success

Despite continued increases in use of public cloud, barriers to its adoption remain due to limitations posed by direct connection models. To remedy this problem and to leverage the full benefits of hybrid cloud, businesses should look to embrace True Cloud services offered by carrier-neutral providers. This is according to HyperGrid, the Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service leader.

Managed Services Solutions Summit 2017 helps end users negotiate the managed services maze

IT Europa and Angel Business Communications today announced the launch of a new event – the Managed Services Solutions Summit 2017. The event is designed to help executives of enterprises, organisations and public sector bodies navigate the managed services maze and get the most out of managed services-based solutions. It builds on the seven-year history of highly successful UK and European Managed Services and Hosting Summit series of channel events.

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