The week in cloud: Microsoft, IBM and AWS all in the headlines as market reaches $32bn

Cloud computing is always a hot topic in the IT market but the past week has been especially busy with news covering all elements of this industry. V3 has rounded up some of the biggest stories to help you keep track of everything.

UK helicopter firm Bristow flies into the cloud

Bristow helicopter up in the clouds with cloud-hosted services
Helicopter firm picks cloud service to bring flexibility and to speed up IT operations and the wider business.

Cloud tools help Harley-Davidson leave legacy IT in its dust

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Legendary motorcycle shop uses cloud to modernise workflows.

Cloud computing spending to hit $32bn in 2015

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IDC report predicts huge surge in spending on private and public cloud services.

Amazon Web Services is a $5bn business and still growing

Amazon Web Services logo

Firm reveals financial strength of platform for the first time.

G-Cloud sales pass £550m mark

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Another milestone number for government’s cloud platform.

Microsoft cloud revenues double but profits fall

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Strong growth for Redmond in cloud market but not enough to stop profit slide.

Rackspace opens doors to UK’s ‘coolest’ data centre

Rackspace has opened its new data centre in Crawley

Site in Crawley uses innovative ‘indirect outside air’ cooling technology.

NetSuite revenues soar as firm signs HP as major customer

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Firm touts growing demand for its service from the big boys of the tech world.

IBM SoftLayer opens second Netherlands data centre

IBM has opened a new data centre in the Netherlands
Big Blue brings second Dutch site online to help meet cloud demand in Europe.

Cloud software helps Cern combine disparate business departments

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Physics lab aims to remove hassle of dealing with IT so scientists can focus on solving the mysterious of the universe.

Netflix shuns traditional IT and lets staff pick the tech they want

Netflix headquarters (Photo credit Coolcaesar)

Media streaming site offers staff vending machines with the tech they may need.

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24 April 2015 | 3:39 pm – Source: v3.co.uk

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