Nokia and Google Cloud are collaborating strategically to transform Nokia's digital infrastructure

prnewswire | October 14, 2020

Nokia and Google Cloud today announced a five-year strategic collaboration that will see Nokia migrate its on-premise IT infrastructure onto Google Cloud. Nokia will migrate its data centers and servers around the world, as well as various software applications, onto Google Cloud infrastructure. The deal reflects Nokia's important operational shift to a cloud-first IT strategy and its aggressive efforts to strengthen and transform its digital operations globally in order to expand collaboration and innovation capabilities of Nokia employees and to enhance its delivery to customers. The agreement is expected to drive meaningful operational efficiencies and cost savings over time due to a reduction in real estate footprint, hardware energy consumption, and hardware capacity purchasing needs.

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Equinix | May 06, 2022

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WINDOWS SYSTEMS AND NETWORK

Datadog Announces Global Strategic Partnership with AWS for Observability and Security

Datadog | January 15, 2022

Datadog, Inc the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, today announced a global strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). As part of this collaboration, AWS and Datadog will work together to develop and deliver tighter product alignment in the future. As a trusted AWS Partner, Datadog has earned several AWS Competencies that demonstrate Datadog's high level of specialization, AWS technical expertise and proven customer success. Datadog's existing AWS Competencies include: Microsoft Workloads ISV Competency DevOps ISV Competency Government ISV Competency Containers ISV Competency Migration and Modernization ISV Competency By delivering deep visibility into AWS-hosted, on-premises and hybrid environments during every phase of a cloud migration, Datadog helps leading organizations achieve their digital transformation goals with confidence. After enabling a one-click integration, Datadog pulls metrics and tags from more than 70 AWS services to give customers a comprehensive view of their entire infrastructure, including key technologies such as AWS Lambda and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). Customers can also benefit from Datadog's full-stack security across all layers of their cloud environment. This means customers can easily analyze their apps, workloads and infrastructure with just a few clicks and enrich security signals with Datadog-managed threat intelligence feeds. "Observability and security are critical to ensure AWS environments run as efficiently and smoothly as possible," said Ilan Rabinovitch, Senior Vice President, Product & Community at Datadog. "This extended partnership with AWS will help speed the pace of innovation for customers using AWS and Datadog, and we are excited to provide deeper product alignment and go-to-market initiatives to ultimately benefit our customers." "Datadog is a trusted partner of AWS. Both companies share a commitment to developing excellent products and a focus on customer obsession, which is why AWS is delighted to further the work with Datadog,This strategic collaboration will open up joint marketing and co-selling programs between Datadog and AWS that will bring new opportunities for customers across the globe." Matt Garman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AWS About Datadog Datadog is the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. Our SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring and log management to provide unified, real-time observability of our customers' entire technology stack. Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes and across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation and cloud migration, drive collaboration among development, operations, security and business teams, accelerate time to market for applications, reduce time to problem resolution, secure applications and infrastructure, understand user behavior and track key business metrics.

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IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Data center operator DEAC is building a large new data center that will be one of the most sustainable data centers in the Baltic region

DEAC | May 05, 2022

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APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

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STL | March 01, 2022

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