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GoDaddy Shuts Down Cloud Server Business, Sells Off PlusServer Managed Hosting

GoDaddy is shutting down Cloud Servers, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) alternative for small businesses. Senior VP Raghu Murthi describes the learnings.


Ingram Micro Cloud Expands Executive Team for Global Partner, ISV Push

Ingram Micro Cloud hires Richard Dufty (formerly of AppDirect & Symantec) & Tim FitzGerald (Avnet); shifts Jason Bystrak to key ISV & cloud partner role.

OwnBackup: Salesforce, ServiceNow Cloud Backup Provider Raises $7.5M

OwnBackup, a cloud backup provider for Salesforce, Slack & ServiceNow, raises $7.5 million in Series B funding. CEO Sam Gutmann previously led Intronis.

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Autotask, SpinPanel: Office 365 and Azure Cloud Management Deal Coming?

Will SpinPanel & Autotask take on Microsoft Cloudyn, ConnectWise CloudConsole & Kaseya Unigma in the Office 365 & Azure cloud management market?

Microsoft’s Latest Azure Cloud Partner Push vs. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will bolster the company’s Azure cloud push vs Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the Inspire 2017 partner conference.

Tech Data Makes Partner Moves On Microsoft Azure, AWS Cloud

Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) cloud partner initiatives include managed AWS reserved instances, and Office 365 small business server on Microsoft Azure.

Peak 10 Acquires ViaWest for $1.675 Billion: Five Things to Know

Peak 10 acquires ViaWest for $1.675 billion. Combined company offers colocation, connectivity, cloud & managed services. Five things to know about the deal.

Cloud Security Spending Forecast: $3.5 Billion By 2021

A cloud security global spending forecast, and what it means to cybersecurity, risk and IT professionals, according to Forrester Research.

Accenture Acquires Salesforce Partner Phase One for Government Cloud Services

Accenture buys Salesforce partner Phase One for government cloud services. This is Accenture’s 7th Salesforce-related SaaS consulting acquisition since 2014

IBM Intros Cloud Cost Management Tools

Will IBM Cloud Brokerage Services Cost & Asset Management compete against cloud cost management tools like Kaseya Unigma, Cloudyn, CloudMGR, CloudCheckr & CloudAbility.