5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of March 45 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of March 4
Here are the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers need to know about for the week of March 4, featuring news from Cisco Systems, Logicalis, Peak 10, 451 Research and Thales e-Security.
March 3, 2016
MSPmentor has compiled a list of the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) need to know about for the week of March 4.
Cisco has announced plans to acquire cloud orchestration platform provider CliQr for $260 million. The company said the CliQr addition ultimately could help its customers“simplify and accelerate their private, public and hybrid cloud deployments.”
MSPmentor 501 honoree Logicalis has added a unified communications (UC) and voice solution provider to its portfolio. The company said it has acquired The Via Group, which will enable Logicalis to deliver new communication and collaboration tools to organizations across the United States.
Peak 10 has introduced an object storage service designed to help businesses store their unstructured data. The IT infrastructure and cloud services provider noted its new service could empower companies to better manage their digital assets and prepare for the proliferation of business data.
A new 451 Research study revealed cloud pricing in the United States currently ranks as “the most competitive globally.” Also, the study indicated cloud users in the United States pay between 7 percent and 19 percent more on average to host the same cloud application in Europe and 14 percent to 38 percent more in the Asia-Pacific region.
The use of encryption continues to grow in response to cyber attacks, privacy compliance regulations and consumer concerns, according to a new Thales study of more than 5,000 IT professionals. In addition, the study showed the majority of organizations plan to transfer sensitive data to the cloud within the next two years.
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