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HP creates a new way to sell data centers

Hewlett-Packard is selling its data center services in a new way, via a program it calls "facilities as a service," or FaaS.

Businesses today either build their own data center or lease space at a colocation facility. HP is offering a middle approach.

Google deals made Android phones more expensive, lawsuit claims

A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Google of strong-arming device manufacturers into making its search engine the default on Android devices, driving up the cost of those devices and hurting consumers.

The consumer class-action complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges Google does that by making secret agreements with manufacturers that also require applications such as YouTube and Google Play store to occupy prime real estate on the devices' screens.

Microsoft boosts OneDrive for Business storage capacity to 1TB

The cloud-storage arms race heated up even more on Monday when Microsoft gave its OneDrive for Business service a big capacity boost.

The per-user storage provided by OneDrive for Business is rising from 25 gigabytes to 1 terabyte. That applies to both the standalone version of the product and the versions that come bundled with Office 365.

To Compete With Google, Microsoft Makes Skype Group Chats Free

Microsoft announced that it will offer free group video calls on Skype, its popular internet communications service. Previously, such calls were reserved for customers who paid for premium Skype accounts.

IBM puts all its cloud services in online marketplace

On its IBM Cloud online marketplace that goes live on Monday, enterprises can find the full range of IBM's offerings behind a single gateway.

OVH renouvelle sa gamme de serveurs privés virtuels.

Le premier hébergeur européen renouvelle sa gamme de serveurs privés virtuels (VPS) avec d'avantage d’options et des configurations plus performantes.

Le premier hébergeur européen segmente son approche en deux marques qui associent les avantages des serveurs dédiés à la souplesse de la virtualisation, permettant notamment d’isoler les machines et de les dimensionner à la taille exacte nécessaire pour chaque phase d’un projet.

Asus launches the ZenFone series in Southeast Asia

The Intel-powered Android smartphones will be available in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam.

The ZenFone 4 is the cheapest handset launched today in Jakarta with a $95 price tag without contract.

VMware preps public cloud-powered disaster recovery as a service

Continuously available recovery is typically thought of as a luxury that only larger businesses can afford, since they're the ones who can fork over the cash for a separate data center. But VMware's newest offering, vCloud Hybrid Service Disaster Recovery (vCHS-DR), is intended to put off-site disaster recovery within the reach of a slew of new customers.

Ubuntu chases after Red Hat with OpenStack and Docker bundles

Even if Canonical hasn't remade the consumer desktop with Ubuntu or made much of a dent with Ubuntu as a phone or tablet OS -- at least, not compared to the way Google has with both Android and Chrome -- there's no denying the presence of Ubuntu as a server.

With the release of Ubuntu 14.04 on Thursday, Canonical is attempting to further define how it stands out from enterprise-centric distributions like Red Hat even as it shares features typically associated with Red Hat.

Why Dropbox and Box are expanding beyond straight-up cloud storage

For companies in the cloud storage business, standing out from the pack isn't getting any easier, as many competing services are racing to the bottom with both free and paid offerings.

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