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10 must-watch IaaS cloud trends for 2017

Adoption of public cloud resources is growing faster than the virtualization market did in the early 2000s, driven by a series of use cases ideally suited for on-demand, elastic infrastructure. 2017 will be a year of continued...

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Why Azure’s cloud chief believes Microsoft is in prime position

Most analysts say Amazon Web Services is the top IaaS public cloud. Most also agree that Microsoft Azure is right behind. Network World sat down with the head of Azure to discuss how the company is competing in this fast-growing...

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Cloud isn’t easy, but it needs to be

It turns out making something easy isn't easy, and cloud is anything but easy.

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Tech Forecast 2017: Hiring, budgets, disruptive tech and more

Senior tech execs are optimistic heading into 2017, but with budgets and head count flat, should IT workers be worried?

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How to compare cloud costs between Amazon, Microsoft and Google

Comparing cloud prices between AWS, Azure and Google is not as straightforward as comparing one Cyber Monday deal to another. Cloud pricing is a complicated science. But if you know how to work the system, there are ways to save...

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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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What’s behind Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s aggressive cloud expansions

In the first week of October, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform all announced plans to build out new regions for their IaaS cloud operations. The new regions add to an already impressive roster of data...

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OpenStack Newton serves up a heaping helping of scalability

The next release of OpenStack made its debut on Thursday with a raft of new features for better scalability and resiliency.

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As Adobe, Microsoft Azure ink cloud partnership, Amazon looms

To kick off his company’s Ignite conference in Atlanta this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Adobe will run three of its most popular software as a service apps on the Microsoft Azure IaaS cloud. The move is a power...

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Does Oracle have a shot in the public cloud vs. Amazon and Microsoft?

This week at OpenWorld Oracle czar Larry Ellison has some fighting words for AWS, announcing that new features in the second generation of the company’s cloud would give the leader of the IaaS public cloud computing market a run for...

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VMware ‘Cloud Foundation’ integrates virtual compute, network and storage systems

To kick off its VMWorld conference, the virtualization giant launched VMware Cloud Foundation, a platform that integrates virtualized compute, network and storage software into a pre-integrated product.

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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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Why private clouds will suffer a long, slow death

While private cloud proponents have spent the last five years focusing on getting their IaaS offerings working, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have moved way beyond core computing services. And you don’t have to strain to hear the death...

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Four US firms rule the world's cloud infrastructure

There are plenty of companies vying for a piece of the worldwide cloud infrastructure market, but the top four -- all in the U.S. -- currently dominate by such a wide margin as to effectively leave their competitors in the dust.

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Digital Ocean adds block storage to cloud servers

Digital Ocean, an intriguing cloud infrastructure vendor that many may not have heard of, is taking a big step forward today with the introduction of block storage to its platform.

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Who’s got the best cloud latency?

Cloud provider latency is one of many critical factors that customers consider when choosing a vendor and monitoring their workloads. So which cloud provider has the best latency? It turns out, that answer depends.

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Who’s right behind Amazon in IaaS cloud revenue? Not Microsoft

Research firm IDC is out with its latest semi-annual tracking of IaaS public cloud vendors and while the top provider in this market – Amazon Web Services – isn’t a surprise, the number two and three could be. IDC estimates that IBM’s...

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4 tips for buying cloud management software

Managing hybrid clouds can be a challenge given that virtual machines and storage are running in two different environments simultaneously. A crowded industry of cloud management platforms (CMPs) has emerged to help. Here are four...

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