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IBM is folding SoftLayer into its Bluemix cloud services portfolio

IBM is ditching the SoftLayer brand for its public cloud infrastructure, replacing it with Bluemix, the name it uses for the rest of its cloud services portfolio.

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Azure brings SQL Server Analysis Services to the cloud

SQL Server Analysis Services, one of the key features of Microsoft's relational database enterprise offering, is going to the cloud. The company announced Tuesday that it's launching the public beta of Azure Analysis Services, which...

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OpenStack could be a $5 billion industry by 2020

As the OpenStack community kicks off its conference in Barcelona this week, a new research report predicts that revenues will grow by a compound annual growth rate of 35% in the coming years, ballooning OpenStack to a $5 billion...

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Platforms in the cloud take heavy lifting out of architecture tasks

As tech giants battle for cloud dominance, businesses looking to offload heavy-duty infrastructure tasks are reaping hefty rewards from platform-as-a-service offerings. Here’s how three IT leaders mixed and matched their powerful yet...


The enterprise wish-list for the hybrid cloud

A group of enterprises like General Electric, Pfizer, Cap and Citigroup have come together with a wish list of how they would like public IaaS providers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google to make their clouds more interoperable.

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Cisco and the circle of corporate life

Business history, including those of IBM and Lucent, has taught us many lessons. Scenarios seem to repeat and could impact Cisco.


Are microservices killing the API conversation?

Enthusiasm for microservices might be deafening the conversation on the business opportunities that APIs can create.


New products of the week 10.24.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Barracuda and Watchguard.

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What’s better: Amazon’s Availability Zones vs. Microsoft Azure’s regions

Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, take very different approaches in how their data centers are constructed and positioned around the world. Is one better than the other?

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The tape disk debate clouded

Data from cloud apps is increasing the need for storage. And with archiving as a necessity, the tape drive era is here to stay.


Mirantis and NTT launch their own partnership for OpenStack growth

Mirantis and NTT join forces to offer OpenStack as a service via NTT’s enterprise cloud and delivered from the company’s global data center network.

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Wipro is buying cloud consultant Appirio for $500M

Bangalore-based consulting firm Wipro is buying Appirio to catch up with Accenture and Deloitte in the cloud applications business.

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Here's how Google is overhauling its cloud storage offerings

There are big changes afoot for Google Cloud Platform's storage offerings. On Thursday, the company announced a complete overhaul of the storage options available to customers, complete with new storage tiers and reduced pricing.

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Dell EMC aims for a converged, custom fit in an off-the-rack world

Dell EMC says converged systems are too rigid in their deployment options and has come up with an on-premises offering it calls Validated System for Virtualization.

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Which is cheaper: Public or private clouds?

It’s a debate that’s raged on for years: Which is cheaper, public or private clouds? A new report from 451 Research finds that two of the most critical factors that influence the cost of a public versus a private cloud deployment are...

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Google is turning spreadsheets, documents and presentations into to-do lists

Google is trying to do away with the tiring process of figuring out who's supposed to do what after a meeting wraps up with a new Action Items feature.

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Riverbed searches for the IT Holy Grail

Riverbed strives to create the IT Holy Grail with SteelCentral 11, combining end user experience, infrastructure, application and network performance management in one platform.

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Red Hat and Ericsson sign open source deal

Red Hat expands its partnership with Ericsson to focus on OpenStack, NFV infrastructure, software-defined networking, software-defined infrastructure and containers.

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