DataPipe Inc Acquires UK-Based Adapt Cloud Firm

This acquisition aims at the extending of high quality cloud computing services with world class customer support of DataPipe to the European clients.

DataPipe Cloud FirmGreatResponder.com  It was announced by DataPipe Inc through an official press release that it was going to acquire the UK based cloud computing firm Adapt. This announcement was made on Thursday through two press releases – one issued by Adapt cloud firm and the other issued by the DataPipe Inc. The DataPipe Inc is a cloud computing service provider company. The Adapt firm is also an Amazon AWS partner in the UK market.

This acquisition took place after the Brexit poles in June 2016. Many people were so skeptical about the cloud computing business in the UK after its separation from the European Union.  In the press release statement, the financial terms and conditions for this acquisition were not disclosed.

While terming the acquisition of Adapt as a ‘Non-disruptive additions’, the CEO of DataPipe Inc, Mr. Robb Allen in his official statement said, “Adapt and Datapipe both have cultures that focus on proactive, high touch customer service and a commitment to customer-specific solutions designed to meet clients’ individual business challenges. Our similar approach to guiding clients on their cloud journey makes the acquisition a natural fit for us and will increase our scale and service capabilities in the United Kingdom, and the broader European market.”

While talking about the merger of the Adapt Firm in the DataPipe, the CEO of the Adapt, Mr. Steward Smythe in his official statement said, “We are seeing emerging customer requirements for a tactical and strategic presence overseas, so it makes sense for us to advance the UK’s capability in a global market rather than create more bulky domestic organizations. UK-only consolidations in our space can get very messy and can be short-sighted. We have chosen a far more exciting path.”

It is very important to note that many experts in the domain of IT industry have been talking about the future of the cloud computing and data center business in the United Kingdom post Brexit vote. But, their skepticism is proving to be wrong at this moment. For instance, the AWS has recently confirmed that its plans for the UK based data centers will not change and they will be completed as per earlier schedule.

The healthy competitive environment of the UK will further improve in the domain of cloud business with this acquisition.

Microsoft Wins Overseas Datacenter Data Access Litigation in Federal Court

The verdict of the federal court will help cloud service providers to maintain high security and privacy of data stored in the overseas data centers.

Federal court rulingGreatResponder.com  A federal court verdict regarding the government access to the customer data located in overseas data center that was awaited for over one year has proved to be a shot in the arm for many cloud service providers across the United States of America, especially Microsoft Corporation, which was fighting legally against the magistrate judgement delivered back in May 2014.

According to the earlier judgement delivered by the magistrate, the government agencies have authority to force the cloud service providers to allow the access to the data of the customers located in the overseas data centers. The latest decision in federal court has overturned that decision and delivered the judgement that the government cannot force the Microsoft to give access to the customer data stored in the Ireland data center.

The main reason for this litigation was the access that the government agencies wanted to have to the email server of Microsoft located at the Dublin, Ireland data center. The decision of the magistrate was challenged by Microsoft in the federal court later.

The detailed ruling consists of the 43 pages that clearly highlight that the Stored Communication Act SCA does not allow any government agencies to force the concerned cloud service providers to provide the access to the customer data located in the foreign countries. “Congress did not intend the SCA’s warrant provisions to apply extraterritorially. The SCA warrant in this case may not lawfully be used to compel Microsoft to product to the government the contents of a customer’s email account stored exclusively in Ireland. We therefore reverse the District Court’s denial of Microsoft’s motion to quash; we vacate its order holding Microsoft in civil contempt of court; and we remand this case to the District Court with instructions to quash the warrant insofar as it demands user content stored outside of the United States,”the ruling further maintained.

The decision was welcomed by Microsoft official Mr. Brad Smith in his official statement. He wrote, “Since the day we filed this case, we’ve underscored our belief that technology needs to advance, but timeless values need to endure. Privacy and the proper rule of law stand among these timeless values.”

The US department of justice was very disappointed over this verdict of the federal court.

Microsoft Azure to Lead in Enterprise Cloud, Says Latest Research

A new research study indicates the confidence of enterprise users in Microsoft enterprise cloud solutions as compared to other competitors.

MS AzureGreatResponder.com  A new research on the future prospects of different cloud based enterprise services was conducted by the HyTrust Research Company. According to the results of the research, Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform is going to make stronger inroads into the enterprise cloud market in near future. The research was conducted with a sample size of over 500 executives of large and medium sized organizations.

According to the responses of those top executives who are in positions to influence the decision making of the company, the Microsoft Azure is the top choice for the enterprise cloud solutions. The supporter of the Microsoft Azure platform counted for over 34% of all respondents in this research study. At the second place, the respondents showed the confidence in VMware with 24% ratio. Amazon web services (AWS) is supported by 22% of the respondents of this survey.

This is really a good news for the Microsoft Azure that industry is showing its confidence heavily in the Microsoft cloud solutions. Many executives in the IT industry believe that Microsoft Azure provides a comprehensive end to end cloud computing based IT solutions to the industries, while other competitors lack in some the features and support aspects.

While talking about the importance of the HyTrust research, the president of the company, Erich Chiu, in his official statement said, “Without much fanfare, this critical technology advance has become woven into the basic fabric of businesses large and small. The potential of virtualization and the cloud had always been undeniable, but there was genuine concern over security and skepticism regarding the processes required. What we find in this research is that the challenges are being overcome, and every kind of function in every kind of industry is being migrated. There are some holdouts, to be sure, but they’re now the exception, and we’re betting they won’t stay that way for long.”

In the study, it was also found that more than 74% of the enterprise respondent wanted to shift to the public cloud to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of their IT networks. The provision of the comprehensive end to end robust hybrid cloud solutions with reliable supporting tools are the major factors for the increasing reputation of Microsoft Azure cloud computing solutions.