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Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

It's the latest twist in the ugly public battle between Oregon and the vendor over a failed Obamacare software project

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2014's most significant cloud deals have OpenStack at heart

The most important cloud acquisitions this year have one thing in common: OpenStack.

MakeSpace unveils your closet, in the cloud

Just when you thought everything had been offered “as a service” in “the cloud,” on comes along MakeSpace, a New York City startup that is giving a whole new meaning to the idea of cloud storage.

Amazon Web Services opens German location to ease privacy concerns

A second location in Europe will also help improve reliability

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Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

Amazon Web Services launched a new region of its cloud in Germany today, in part to serve customers who want to keep data within country’s borders.

Amazon takes aim at Microsoft's Active Directory with new service

The AWS Directory Service costs from $36.50 per month

IBM and Microsoft pledge to make their clouds compatible

IBM will support Microsoft technologies, and vice versa, in each other's respective cloud

Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns

The data migration will help Xiaomi improve load times for its international services

VCE expanding beyond Cisco?

Now that Cisco's winding down participation, joint venture could produce platforms using NSX networking, Lenovo servers

Startup wants to make cloud attractive for security-sensitive businesses

After three years in stealth, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed, Sunnyvale, Calif. startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable to use for security-sensitive...

Industry reacts to Cisco cutting stake in VCE, EMC taking control

We've rounded up articles and social media commentary on the big changes taking place with the VCE converged infrastructure joint venture

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Why EMC acquired VCE from Cisco

What motivated EMC to take over VCE, and why Cisco saw it as a good move.

Cisco slashing stake in VCE joint venture with EMC/VMware

EMC and Cisco confirmed on Wednesday morning that their VCE joint venture with VMware is headed into a new phase, with EMC taking control and Cisco cutting its stake.

Data warehouse-as-a-service startup Snowflake comes out of stealth

Stealth startup Snowflake is clandestine no longer, throwing off the wraps Tuesday morning with the announcement of a $26 million series B funding round and the rollout of a flagship product, which it’s calling the “elastic data...

Armed with $100M investment, OpenStack consultant Mirantis eyes an IPO

OpenStack consultancy Mirantis has raised a $100M funding round led by a cadre of venture capital firms and the company’s CEO says he hopes to take the company public in 2016.

Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid cloud with Azure-in-a-box

Microsoft introduces on-premises system designed to sync up with its Azure public cloud computing services to form hybrid clouds

Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

Microsoft adds CoreOS and Cloudera to its growing set of Azure services

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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on the impact of cloud and mobile

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on where the cloud is winning and where it isn’t. Plus, how mobile drives infrastructure demand.

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New products of the week 10.20.2014

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as CA and Microsoft.

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