The cloud computing market has had another busy week after several interesting and noteworthy stories hit the headlines. V3 has rounded up some of the most interesting from the week to help you get up to speed on this key market.
IBM targets health fans and security gurus with latest cloud updates
IBM has been going after the cloud market in a big way in the past few years and made two interesting announcements this week. The first was that it had acquired two health-centric organisations as part of its new Watson Health platform. This also saw Apple confirm that it will share data from its ResearchKit platform with Watson Health.
The second notable announcement from IBM was that the company will start sharing its X-Force security data in the cloud, allowing partners and customers to glean information from its huge database of security threats.
Specialist sports shoe seller Vivobarefoot told V3 that it has embraced the cloud as part of a migration from Windows Server 2003, bringing many benefits to the firm, especially by making it easier for staff in China and the UK to collaborate.
Peterborough City Council told V3 about its plans to use the cloud, specifically Amazon Web Services, to help make cost savings and reduce the amount of space needed to host servers.
Amazon is trumpeting the success of its AWS cloud business, claiming that it has five times the compute capacity of all other cloud providers combined.
Furthermore, the firm believes that the rise of hybrid cloud will only serve to benefit its business by acting as a first step towards full cloud deployments, which the firm is ideally placed to provide.
Box has entered into an agreement to acquire cloud-based 3D model viewer and editor startup Verold, in a move to build out its enterprise cloud storage and collaboration platform.
The acquisition will see the integration of Verold's online visual editor into the Box platform, which will allow enterprise users to carry out 3D conversion and previewing in Box's cloud environment.
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