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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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The cloud continues to rise—and fast

Wall Street fretted when AWS’ earnings grew “only” 47% in Q4 of 2016. Looking at the quarterly results from cloud vendors Amazon, Microsoft and Google, though, analysts are wrong to worry.

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Microsoft overhauls Azure Marketplace for easier app shopping

Finding and evaluating Microsoft Azure apps should be much easier.

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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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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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SADA Systems grows its cloud consulting business

SADA Systems picks up speed as cloud adoption continues, along with the need for cloud consulting.

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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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Millennials push for public cloud, innovation

Millennials are moving into IT decision-maker roles in their organizations. A study by Microsoft and Wakefield Research suggests they are more likely than their non-millennial peers to push their organizations to embrace the public...

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Event-driven infrastructure and the move to higher worlds

The new bastion of infrastructure isn't about servers, containers or services. Rather it is about micro functions triggered by certain events.

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Has VMware found a cloud strategy savior in AWS?

VMware's partnership with AWS appears to be a tacit admission that its hybrid cloud offering is inadequate for most customers.

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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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Can any cloud company keep up with Amazon?

Last week’s AWS re:Invent conference celebrated the cloud—and Amazon’s dominance of it.

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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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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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10 tips from the front lines of enterprise public cloud use

A working group with representatives from some of the top companies in the world – GE, FedEX, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley to name a few – share lessons learned from using the hybrid cloud.

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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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