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Desi public cloud storage provider Digiboxx hits 1 mn users

DigiBoxx, a local public cloud storage service, has surpassed one million subscribers just six months after launching. Amitabh Kant, the CEO of NITI Aayog, has launched DigiBoxx in December last year. The cloud-based platform provides a SaaS offering for digital file storage, sharing, and data management. The company claimed that more than 16% of users are active on a daily basis. DigiBoxX offers monthly and yearly subscription plans starting at Rs 30.

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HCL hires Accenture executive Siki Giunta to head cloud business

HCL Technologies has hired Siki Giunta as executive vice president of its cloud consulting division. Giunta, during her last stint at Accenture, was managing director and worldwide strategy lead for its cloud business. She has led software product businesses and scaled enterprise-grade hybrid cloud, data center, and hosting enterprises. Indian IT companies, following the pandemic, have benefited from clients’ increased spending on cloud computing services.


AWS announces the opening of data centers in Israel

A few weeks ago Israel signed a billion-dollar deal with AWS and Google to provide cloud services to its public sector and military. AWS, as a part of the deal, now announced it will open data centers in Israel. Google and AWS won the tender for a four-phase project in April called “Nimbus”. The new data centers are expected to start building by the first half of 2023. “Today, AWS announced it will open an infrastructure region in Israel in the first half of 2023”, AWS said in a statement.

Blackstone to acquire data center operator QTS Realty Trust in $6.7 bn deal

Blackstone Group will acquire data center operator QTS Realty Trust in a $6.7 bn deal. The deal will cost Blackstone around $10 bn, considering QTS’ existing debt. The operator has over  7 mn square feet of data center space spreading across North America and Europe. Blackstone Group’s infrastructure unit and non-traded real estate investment trust will pay $78 per share for QTS, which is a premium of about 21% to QTS’ closing price last Friday.

Indian Public Cloud market revenue to hit $9.5 bn by 2025

The Indian Public Cloud services market clocked a revenue of $3.6 bn in 2020 and is projected to hit $9.5 bn by the year 2025. Public clouds, in the year 2020, became important for firms for business continuity, flexibility, and agility. As a result, organizations continued to splurge on cloud services. The top two players, together, held 49 % of the Indian public cloud services market in 2020. The pandemic, on the other hand, was the key driving force behind cloud adoption.

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KKR, CD&R to acquire Cloudera for $4.7bn

Cloud-based analytics company Cloudera Inc private will be acquired by equity firms KKR and CD&R for $4.7 bn. As the demand for cloud-based services has grown, tech giants like Google, Amazon are looking to provide services like Cloudera. The largest investor of Cloudera is activist investor Carl Icahn who holds about 17.8% of Cloudera’s total shares. The deal is to be completed in the latter half of the year with a 30-days “go-shop period”.

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Amazon, Microsoft, Google in race to secure a $1bn cloud deal with Boeing

Three global giants, Google, and Microsoft corp are in a race to secure a $1bn deal to provide cloud computing services to planemaker The Boeing co. As per the news agency Reuters report, the deal is supposed to be a multi-year contract. The discussions are in a very nascent stage and nothing has been finalized yet. The three tech giants, when contacted, did not reply to the media queries.

Happiest Minds, Yotta together will deliver co-location, managed IT services

Happiest Minds technologies and Yotta infrastructure have partnered up to offer co-location services and cloud solutions on the ‘anything-as-a-service’ model. Yotta will provide its wide range of IT services and its chain of managed services to Happiest Minds. Girish Chandangoudar, vice president and head of the infrastructure at Happiest Minds said,” this partnership is imperative to enhance our strong portfolio of cloud infrastructure services.”


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Commvault launches cloud-based intelligent data services platform

Commvault’s has expanded its Metalic software as a SaaS portfolio combined with an Intelligent Data Services Platform. Commvault is introducing Metallic backup for all three Microsoft clouds -Dynamics 365, Office 365, and Azure. Metallic is being integrated with Commvault HyperScale X to offer what they call “Power of AND” to its customers. The new platform will have services like Data Management, protection, compliance, transformation, and Insights.

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