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Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $4.3 billion.

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Dropbox prompts certain users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then.

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Informatica CEO: 'Data security is an unsolved problem'

Companies today are awash in data, but current tools and processes are not enabling them to keep it secure. That's according to Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy, whose says his company is embarking on a major push to go further into...

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12 most powerful hyperconverged infrastructure vendors

Hyperconverged infrastructure has emerged as an important platform for hosting private clouds, virtual desktops and new application development.

Why cloud architecture matters: The advantages of multi-instance vs. multi-tenant

Clouds that use a multi-instance architecture can better minimize the impact of an outage

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How CloudHealth Technologies keeps your clouds healthy

Boston-based cloud management startup CHT is a cloud manager for all your cloud management tools.

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Cisco boots Nutanix from partner program

Cisco fears competition to its Hyperflex hyperconverged platform and kicks Nutanix out of it's Solution Partner Program, while other hyperconverged partners remain on board.

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New York Public Library reads up on the cloud

Four years ago, the New York Public Library began to move its web properties to the cloud. Today, the library system has all of its nearly 80 websites in the cloud, has shrunk the number of on-premise servers by 40% and is running...

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Data lakes security could use a life preserver

As big data initiatives gain steam at organizations, many companies are creating “data lakes” to provide a large number of users with access to the data they need. And as with almost every type of new IT initiative, this comes with a...

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Experts challenge Skyhigh's patent for cloud-based encryption gateway

Skyhigh Networks, Inc., announced today that it has received a patent for using a hosted gateway to encrypt and decrypt data moving between users and cloud services such as Office 365, but some experts say that the technology new...

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Shippable ships its newest thing: Industrial strength continuous deployment

Shippable's new continuous deployment platform includes application release automation, declarative pipeline language and multi-cloud deployment.

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Startup IDVector anonymizes like Tor

A pair of former defense cyber security contractors is launching IDVector, a service that creates encrypted connections through an anonymizing network to shield users’ identities and locations and to protect their machines from...

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9 top tools for corporate cloud collaboration

These nine cloud collaboration tools can help organizations communicate more effectively, share and modify files, track all changes, create detailed 'mind maps,' and more.

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Review: Google Cloud SQL takes on Amazon Aurora

Google’s second-generation SQL database as a service achieves higher transaction rates than Aurora at moderate loads

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

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Is the IT services industry at a crossroads?

Enterprise buyers of IT services are increasingly attracted to as-a-service solutions, causing traditional IT services providers to rethink their approach.

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Ciena CEO: We’re not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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New products of the week 8.22.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as HPE and Snaplogic.

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