ChannelNext 2016
Headlines for Cloud
IBM Expands All-Flash Storage Offerings for Cloud and Cognitive Computing
Introducing new storage migration services for simple transition from Dell/EMC
Over 90% of Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses Currently Use Cloud Hosting or Say They Plan To

IBM and Vodafone India launch new IBM Hybrid Cloud platform to enhance customer experience
IBM and Vodafone India today announced a multi-million dollar five year agreement for IBM to manage IT services support for Vodafone India’s IT infrastructure and applications environment.
Dejero Cloud-based Network Brings Rio 2016 Games to Canada

Gartner Says by 2020 Cloud Shift Will Affect More Than $1 Trillion in IT Spending
This will make cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age.
Gartner Says by 2020 Cloud Shift Will Affect More Than $1 Trillion in IT Spending

Microsoft Transitions Skype from Peer-to-Peer to its Azure Cloud
By transitioning Skype from a peer-to-peer architecture to a cloud based one, Microsoft aims to enable the messaging and file-sharing service to better keep up with changing technologies and user habits.
CSC and IBM Expand Strategic Alliance with Collaboration Utilizing IBM Cloud for z to Enable Clients Move to Cloud
Agreement Supports Clients’ Adoption of Hybrid Cloud Environment Including Mainframe Infrastructure, Software, Storage, Monitoring and Disaster Recovery Capabilities in a Consumption-based Model
Pax8 Adds Remote Monitoring and Management through Agreement with DataMAPt

Zetta Enables Managed Service Providers to Improve Customer Care with Advanced Cloud Data Protection Portal

IBM Launches Cloud Services for Blockchain on Industry Most Secure Server
New cloud environment for business-to-business networks allows companies to test performance, privacy and interoperability of blockchain ecosystems
Fujitsu and Oracle Team Up to Drive Cloud Computing
Strategic alliance provides robust cloud offering to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world
CloudTitan Creates the First Multi-Tenant Solution for Microsoft Matter Center for Office 365

e-shelter and Canonical launch Joint Managed OpenStack Private Cloud

Rogers introduces new Cloud solutions to save Canadian businesses significant costs

BT and Oracle Collaborate to Make It Easier for Global Organizations to Move to the Cloud
BT becomes the first global network services provider to offer direct access to the Oracle Cloud
Gartner Says Public Cloud Services in the Middle East and North Africa Region Forecast to Reach $880 Million in 2016

Cloud Data Backup is Considered a More Secure Option Than Traditional Backup by Majority of SMBs

Gartner Says Public Cloud Services in Mature Asia/Pacific Forecast to Reach $8.1 Billion in 2016
The public cloud services market in the mature Asia/Pacific (AP) region is on pace to grow 12.8 percent in 2016 to total $8.11 billion, up from $7.19 billion in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc.
Oracle Gives Partners a Fast Path to Cloud
Independent Software Vendors Gain New Revenue Opportunities through Oracle Cloud Marketplace