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Google Announces Four New Cloud Regions

QATAR APPROVES ITS FIRST GCP REGION Google has announced plans to develop four new cloud regions in Delhi, India; Doha, Qatar; Melbourne, Australia and Toronto, Canada. These new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) regions are to join the previously announced projects…

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US Signal Opens a New Data Center in Michigan

SECOND US SIGNAL FACILITY IN GREATER DETROIT AREA Data center provider US Signal has officially opened its new data center in Van Buren Township, Michigan, sited on the outskirt of Detroit. This Tier III facility currently spans 25,000 square feet…

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Insight Partners acquires Veeam for about $5B

HEADQUARTERS MOVE TO THE U.S. FROM SWITZERLAND Private equity firm Insight Partners has just acquired cloud data management firm Veeam at a valuation of approximately $5 billion. Under the ownership of Insight Partners, Veeam will become a U.S. company and…

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Alibaba Gives Free Cloud Services in Coronavirus Aid

OFFERING $1,000 OF CREDITS TO CUSTOMERS The Cloud services arm of Alibaba is now supporting its customers whose business have been impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak with free credits to purchase its cloud service. To ensure business continuity, the cloud…

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Microsoft plans Its First Cloud Region in Mexico

PART OF A $1.1B INVESTMENT PLAN Microsoft has announced a $1.1 billion investment plan to drive digital transformation in Mexico including the development of its first cloud region in the country. According to the company, the new cloud datacenter region…

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Google Cloud Opens New Seoul Region

THE FIRST GCP REGION IN SOUTH KOREA Google Cloud has announced the opening of its new Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Seoul, South Korea, designed to support the giant’s Korean customers. The Seoul region was first announced last year…

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Google Closes $2.6B Looker Acquisition Deal

GOOGLE CLOUD BIGGEST ACQUISITION Google Cloud has just completed its acquisition of the California-based data analytics firm Looker. The deal is expected to boost Google’s cloud offering. This transaction is now the biggest acquisition by Google Cloud and a major…

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AWS Plans $236M Cloud Expansion in Brazil

EXPANDING LATAM PORTFOLIO Amazon’s cloud services arm AWS, has revealed it plans to invest $236 million (R$1 billion) in Brazil to strengthen its cloud infrastructure over the next two years. The company’s cloud region is precisely in São Paulo, and…

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IBM Appoints Its Cloud Head as New CEO

ARVIND KRISHNA AND JAMES WHITEHURST TO LEAD IBM Also known as Big Blue, IBM has appointed Arvind Krishna as its new CEO. He will be taking over from Ginni Rometty who has handled this role for about 8 years. Arvind…

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Compass to Build its Second Dallas Campus

ACQUIRED A 225-ACRE LAND Compass Datacenters has started the construction of its second data center campus, which is located near Interstate 35E in Red Oak, south of Dallas, Texas. The hyperscale data center is to seat on a 225-acre land…

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