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The many dimensions of cloud value

Cloud services marketers hope to hook you and keep you. What we need, though, is better clarity on the value of services and less vendor lock-in.

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IBM cloud chief: The next phase of cloud is a race to add value

IBM Senior Vice President of Cloud Robert LeBlanc says the cloud computing industry is moving beyond a first wave and into a second phase of adoption that will be defined by adding value for customers beyond providing basic...

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SAP builds next-gen data warehouse for the cloud

SAP BW/4HANA is a new data warehouse service for the real-time enterprise, designed for both on-premises and cloud deployments.


A closer look: VMware's NSX extends to the public cloud

At VMWorld 2016, Network World's Brandon Butler chats with Guido Appenzeller from VMware about its move to extend NSX functionality to the public cloud.

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VMware CEO pledges cloud computing freedom

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, at the outset of the virtualization leader’s VMworld 2016 conference, shares the big news from the event, including new tools that make it easier for customers to build cross-cloud environments, as well as an...

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Cloud giveth and cloud taketh away: Rackspace edition

Rackspace’s $4.3 billion acquisition by private equity firm Apollo Global Management is another example of cloud computing creating winners and losers.

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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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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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Rubrik closes major funding round, launches next-gen platform

Fast-moving storage vendor Rubrik announced a $61 million Series C investment and unveiled its new platform, Firefly.

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Why Box’s CEO is so cloud crazy

Aaron Levie, the outspoken founder and CEO of enterprise file sharing and storage powerhouse Box, talked to Network World ahead of the company’s news about its Zones and Accelerator projects. Levie also discussed start-ups, the march...

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Datadog integrates with AWS Lambda, enables support for serverless architectures

Cloud monitoring vendor Datadog integrates with AWS Lambda to give users insight into their serverless application's performance.

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Microsoft wins battle for Boeing in war with AWS

Boeing chose the Azure cloud platform because Microsoft agreed to collaborate on analytics software intended to help improve operational efficiency in the narrow margin aviation sector.

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Deutsche Bank: Nearly a third of finance workloads could hit cloud in 3 years

The financial services sector has been one of the most reticent to adopt IaaS public cloud computing services, but researchers at Deutsche Bank predict that adoption will ramp up “materially” in 2017.

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Cloud provider DigitalOcean heads to the subcontinent

DigitalOcean's new data center in Bangalore, India, could lead the small cloud provider to gain millions more customers.

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Attacking overconsumption of cloud services

A 'cloud is cheap' mindset drives bad behavior, causing overconsumption of cloud services and driving up costs.

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New F5 software addresses the needs of an increasingly digital world

F5 Networks’ new solutions include security, orchestration and public cloud integration features.

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Chicago bank finds public cloud ready for prime time

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago – which has $70 billion in assets – has undergone a two-year migration of its IT workloads into Amazon’s cloud, discounting the notion that the public IaaS is not ready for financial service...

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ExtraHop broadens its monitoring further across hybrid environments

If there's one thing we agree on, it's that the future will be across many different types of infrastructure.

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