It's been another busy week in the cloud computing market, with HP in particular in the headlines as it hosts its annual Discover conference in Las Vegas.
V3 has rounded up the biggest cloud news from the show, as well as the wider market, to help you keep track of everything taking place in this fast-paced sector.
HP tech and hybrid cloud to boost three Avatar films beyond cinemas
HP has announced a five-year partnership with 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment to provide the technology that will support three sequels to James Cameron's Avatar.
HP chief executive Meg Whitman said at HP Discover 2015 in Las Vegas that the agreement will see HP supporting the Avatar films, due for release in 2017, 2018 and 2019, with software and hardware provided through Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services.
IBM and Cisco have both announced acquisitions aimed at bolstering their cloud computing portfolios.
Film animation giant DreamWorks Animation has opted for HP's Datacenter Care service in a bid to automate its IT infrastructure to free up time for technology teams.
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence has announced the availability of cloud-based cyber security services to European customers aimed at protecting against threats including zero-day exploits, based on technology it acquired with SilverSky.
Apple saw a few of its key services such as iCloud and the App Store go offline for a period of several hours on Tuesday evening, before eventually returning on Wednesday. The cause of the outage remains unknown.
HP is to update its CloudSystem cloud-in-a-box solution by including the full Helion OpenStack and Helion Development Platform to deliver a comprehensive private cloud for customers that can bridge the legacy and cloud native worlds.
It also now includes the Eucalyptus stack, which enables workloads from AWS to run on CloudSystem, HP said.
Russian Taiga smartphone promises snoop-proof communications - coming soon to employees of Russian state-owned firms
Eugene Kaspersky's ex outs smartphone that claims to prevent apps from spying on users
Deloitte accused of leaving its internal Active Directory server exposed to the internet with RDP open
Deloitte accused of lax systems administration and security practices over email hack
Lax systems administration practices blamed for exposing millions of sensitive client emails
The new processors support Intel's Optane memory acceleration technology