Software giant Adobe Systems has announced the start of sale of licenses for its Creative Cloud subscription service on the Russian market. Designed for small workgroups, the service is expected to attract photographers, designers, developers and publishers, according to Arseny Tarasov, Adobe’s CEO in Russia, the CIS and the Middle East.
Russia’s IT market was generally limping along last year, growing just 3.9% between January and September 2012 – a record low rate that’s still above the global average.
Timur Farukshin, Director of Consulting at IDC Russia, in an exchange with CNews.ru last week, shared the IDC’s preliminary analytics for the period. Farukshin expressed confidence that adding 4th quarter data will keep the Russian IT sector’s overall 2012 performance results in the same ballpark as in recent years.
According to a new study released by Orange Business Services — a division of France Telecom dedicated to B2B services — the Russian cloud services market is expected grow by almost 330 percent in the next four years. Demand, the report says, will be mainly for SaaS (Software as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).
Russia’s i-Teco has announced the launch of the country’s first public cloud. Based on OpenStack, the cloud service is designed for small- and medium-sized business. Currently testing in beta, the company is allowing temporary free use of its virtual servers at i-Oblako...
According to Russian IaaS market research by international consulting firm J’son & Partners Consulting, CROC is one of the leading suppliers in IaaS cloud solutions in Russia. J’son & Partners Consulting reports that the market was worth RUB 380 million in 2011 and is expected to grow rapidly over the next several years.
East-West Digital News reported yesterday that Rostelecom, the Russian state-owned telecom operator, has completed phase one of Project 07, the country’s cloud computing platform to be fully implemented by 2015 as part of the Federal Information Society program.
The platform, launched in March in a beta version under the o7.com domain name, offers cloud-based software, infrastructure and development platform services (SaaS, IaaS and PaaS, respectively).
Skolkovo resident Parallels has begun offering its cloud software for sale, according to innovation and venture news source UNOVA.
The project was financed with a grant from the Skolkovo fund, as well as with funds from the firm’s founders, Sergey Beloussov and Ilya Zubaryov. This is one of the first projects from the Skolkovo IT center to have reached market in Russia and abroad.