April 3, 2012 — Cloud hosting provider Client Intellect announced on Tuesday it has publicly launched WordPress Clouds, a new service that integrates WordPress into a cloud hosting infrastructure to provide business and personal users with a complete WordPress hosting environment.

 

April 3, 2012 — Cloud and web hosting company ViaWest announced on Tuesday that it has closed an additional $65 million of debt financing to be used to fund future growth. This financing, led by RBC Capital Markets, will be used to support ViaWest’s cloud initiatives.

 

April 3, 2012 — Cloud hosting and data center operators Access Northeast and Xand announced on Tuesday they have merged to form what they call one of the largest privately held data center companies in the Northeast.

 

April 3, 2012 — Cloud technology provider Citrix announced on Tuesday that it has submitted its open source cloud platform CloudStack to the Apache Software Foundation. CloudStack will be a full open source Apache project, and brings to Apache more than 30,000 community members, according to the press release.

 

April 3, 2012 — Cloud hosting provider The Aldridge Company announced on Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of the IT managed services division of web hosting and web design provider Extreme Technologies. The press release did not disclose the terms of the agreement.

 

April 2, 2012 — Open source cloud computing platform Eucalyptus Systems announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement with IT solutions provider China Electronics Technology Group Corporation No. 32 Research Institute. As part of the agreement, the companies will open a joint cloud research and development lab in Shanghai.

 

April 2, 2012 — Colocation services provider Digital Fortress announced on Monday it has acquired the Seattle-based data center businesses of digital.forest and Fortress Colocation Services for an undisclosed sum. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

April 2, 2012 — UK web hosting provider Easyspace announced on Monday that it has upgraded its range of dedicated servers so customers can customize a server suited to their needs. The new line also includes enhanced managed backup options.

 

April 2, 2012 — Web hosting company Rackspace announced on Monday it will host the fifth OpenStack Design Summit & Conference on April 16 to 20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco.

 

April 2, 2012 — Payment processing firm Global Payments announced via a conference call on Monday morning that its recent breach affected about 1.5 million card numbers in North America.

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