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October 08, 2020
IBM will spin off its Managed Infrastructure Services unit as a public company to focus on hybrid cloud and AI.
June 17, 2020
Seeing an increasing trend of data protection buyers, Flexential has rolled out a new backup-as-a-service offering and introduced a cheaper, 'self-service' tier.
July 19, 2019
An additional Microsoft Azure function can place VMs associated with a multi-tier application inside the same cloud data center to reduce latency.
July 16, 2018
Rackspace now has a managed colocation program that it hopes to upsell its customers with additional services, once their servers are in-house.
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