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Why your cloud strategy should include multiple vendors

Cloud computing has become a staple of most enterprise computing environments, but CIOs are still sweating over whether to use one or more infrastructure-as-a-service provider.

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Public cloud services sneak in through IT's back door

Developers require a powerful development environment, such as public cloud. They'll get what they need even if they have to bring it through the back door.

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Google gobbles up more big-name cloud customers

Google, saying the enterprise cloud is a natural extension of its mission, announced new customers and tools for the enterprise at its largest business conference to date.

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Recent Amazon outage highlights need for cloud automation

A handful of businesses were unaffected by the recent Amazon Web Services outage. They have robots and cloud automation to thank.

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Can we trust the public cloud vendors?

Amazon's AWS S3 outage and the steps it took to address the problem raise questions as to how much we can trust public cloud vendors.

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Edge computing will blow away the cloud

Self-contained devices, such as autonomous vehicles, drones and IoT devices, will push out cloud services as more computing moves to the edge, say venture capitalists.

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Battle of the clouds: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform

With more and more workloads going to the cloud, and the top vendors being as competitive as they’ve been, deciding on which provider to go with isn’t getting any easier. This handy guide will outline the pros and cons of each...

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The cloud is growing 7 times faster than the rest of IT

The latest IDC forecast says public cloud spending will grow almost 25% this year, topping $122 billion. And the growth keeps up through 2020.

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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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