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The future isn't cloud. It's multi-cloud

Cloud computing was supposed to simplify IT environments. Now, a study by Microsoft and 451 Research shows nearly a third of organizations work with four or more cloud vendors.

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ZeroStack uses machine learning to create self-driving clouds

ZeroStack’s AI-driven approach reduces the burden of running a private cloud.

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Beware of the legacy public cloud

Legacy is a bad word. Legacy public clouds are a scary thought. It just might happen.

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If the cloud is so great, why are so many businesses unsatisfied?

The hype around cloud computing remains as adoption soars. But for 77% of companies, the challenge is finding and deploying a service that's the right fit.

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German consumer groups sue WhatsApp over privacy policy changes

WhatsApp's privacy policy change allowing Facebook to target advertising at its users has landed the company in a German court.

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HPE acquisitions bring hyperconvergence, hybrid IT into the mainstream

HPE's recent acquisitions of SimpliVity and Cloud Cruiser send the clear message that hyperconvergence and the larger hybrid IT movement is ready for prime time.

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Public vs. private cloud: Why the public cloud is a real threat to security

The debate on public vs. private cloud is a fierce one with advocates on both sides. Security experts, however, consistently fall in the pro-private camp.

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More proof the cloud is winning big

A new IDC forecast predicts spending on cloud infrastructure to top traditional IT approaches by 2020.

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Hyperconvergence: What’s all the hype about?

One of the hottest trends in data center technology is hyperconvergence, with early adopters reaping the benefits of cost savings, enhanced data protection, increased scalability and ease of management. So, what is hyperconvergence?...

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Why monitoring needs to be reinvented

We monitor things to make sure that they work. But nothing works as it is supposed to all of the time. Maybe we need to reinvent monitoring.

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How Rackspace will stay alive in cloud: Stop competing with Amazon, start partnering

Rackspace ended months of speculation in August by announcing it had been acquired by a private equity firm. With a new corporate structure, the company has pivoted from being one of Amazon Web Service’s earliest competitors in the...

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Financial regulators use AWS’s cloud to analyze 75 billion trades daily

When FINRA – the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority – migrated to the cloud, CIO Steve Randich didn’t dip his toe in, he jumped in headfirst. At the AWS re:Invent conference Randich explained this organization’s full embrace of...

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The metrics that matter for your private/hybrid cloud

Here's a checklist of everything you'll need to measure the success of your business' hybrid/private cloud strategy

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Vendors push the 'private instance on a public cloud' proposition

Customers want private cloud offerings, and Alfresco with its content management system on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is doing what they ask.

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The long, slow death of private cloud continues

At some point the economic unviability of private clouds will become clear. Math will win out.

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6 trends that will shape cloud computing in 2017

Public, private and hybrid cloud implementations will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs seek to take advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale to build core applications.

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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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Microsoft continues pushing hybrid cloud with new launches

Microsoft continued its push to get companies on the hybrid cloud train on Monday, with the launch of several products all tailored at helping bridge on-premises datacenters and the public cloud.

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