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Rackspace offers on-premises 'cloud' and a bare-metal cloud offering

With Rackspace's Private Cloud Everywhere, customers can have a managed VMware Private Cloud as a Service wherever they want it.

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Somehow, AWS and cloud growth continues to accelerate

Amazon leads cloud vendors to even faster growth at huge scale -- is there anything left for data centers?

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Businesses need more than one way to achieve multicloud

Juniper Network’s Contrail Enterprise Multicloud gives customers options to shift to multicloud.

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Google's Partner Interconnect connects SMBs to its data centers

Google is partnering with ISPs to provide a direct connection between a SMB data center and Google's hybrid cloud platform.

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Cyxtera offers on-demand data center provisioning software

With the Cyxtera Extensible Data Center (CXD) platform, customers can quickly extend their data center into a colocation center as needed, letting them provision compute in minutes or hours.

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Juniper multicloud management software targets enterprise data centers

Facing the reality that many if not most enterprise data center managers now work in a hyrbrid cloud environment, Juniper has started to offer Contrail Enterprise Multicloud, a software package designed to monitor and manage workloads...

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What is hybrid cloud really, and what's the best strategy?

The definition of hybrid cloud varies depending on who you ask, but it always involves using both private and public clouds, and you need a strategy.

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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 serverless cloud provider was last year – what can we expect to change?

Not all infrastructure trends will make sense for your data center or your business. However, awareness of the trends will help you understand how other firms are developing their data centers and handling their workloads, so you can...

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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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File storage modernization for the small and midsize business

Evaluating the myriad options for small and midsize business (SMBs) that want to upgrade their storage architecture, including on-premise, cloud storage, hybrid-cloud architectures and managed service providers (MSPs).

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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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Say goodbye to spring cleaning

How cloud infrastructure tools keep your data center clean year-round.

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IBM launches private IoT analytics cloud platform

IBM's Cloud Private for Data brings the same flexibility and elasticity of the public cloud to your data center.

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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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