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Is the cloud already killing the enterprise data center?

AWS CTO Werner Vogels listed multiple enterprises that are abandoning data centers to move workloads to the cloud. Don’t expect the data center to disappear completely, though.

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Cisco broadens Tetration security delivery with cloud, virtual buying options

Cisco's Tetration-V and Tetration-SaaS give businesses interested in the security-analytics platform the option of a cloud service or software that runs on virtual appliances.

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IBM tweaks its z14 mainframe to make it a better physical fit for the data center

IBM is making rack-mounted versions - ZR1 and Rockhopper II - of its latest z14t mainframe, that are able to securely run containerized software.

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Overclock puts your idle servers to work for other people

Using Overclock's Akash Network, companies can turn their unused servers into Kubernetes-orchestrated Docker containers for rent.

Five servers that exist thanks to the Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project shares specifications for servers designed to be cost effective, and here are five that are commercially available.

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The cloud continues to drive network evolution

Arista’s new line of network switches provides greater performance and scale to meet the demands of cloud providers and cloud-first businesses.

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What is the Open Compute Project?

Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over $1 billion in hardware sales.

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Windows Server 2019 embraces hybrid cloud, hyperconverged data centers, Linux

Microsoft is set to make Windows Server 2019 generally available in the second half of the year, opening up access to its preview build through its Insiders program now and targeting data centers with new features to handle hybrid...

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Cloud vs. data center: How to know what’s right for your organization

Broad strokes about being all-in on public cloud or on-premises data centers don’t make sense any more.

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What to do if your cloud provider stops offering its services

Any cloud provider can go out of business or stop offering it services, so it is critical to have a contingency plan in place if it happens.

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Another selling point of bare-metal cloud providers: local service

Small and mid-size businesses like bare-metal cloud service providers because they are within driving distance -- they want to keep their data center nearby.

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VMware tackles complexity of multi-cloud environments

VMware has expanded its portfolio of cloud tools to help enterprises improve the manageability of their public cloud and on-premises environments. At the same time, VMware announced the first global expansion of VMware Cloud on AWS,...

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Why a bare-metal cloud provider might be just what you need

Cloud services that provide nothing but server hardware can help solve application-migration, performance, customization and hardware-access problems.

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Hybrid cloud: How organizations are using Microsoft's on-premises cloud platform

Azure Stack is Microsoft's on-premises version of its Azure cloud service, enabling customers to hold sensitive information within their own facilities but with the ability to reach the Azure public cloud, too.

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Juniper's new products help prepare networks for hybrid, multi-cloud

Updates to Juniper's portfolio allow customers to upgrade their network to keep up with bandwidth demands, then transition to a more cloudy business when they are ready.

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Juniper Networks expands multi-cloud connectivity portfolio

Juniper Networks' new offerings include products to connect the data center to the cloud, as well as security and connectivity tools for branch offices.

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Leveraging a hybrid cloud model to cope with data growth

For most businesses that rely on their data for their core competence, it’s safe to say that some type of hybrid cloud architecture will serve best.

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Cloud strategy: hybrid and multi cloud are not the same

But IT ops Is stuck in between the two.

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