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IT spending increases for software-defined storage, on-demand services

Gartner and IDC reports show services, such as IaaS and PaaS, and software-defined storage are hot. Traditional on-premises hardware, not so much.

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2 myths I believed about Disaster Recovery as a Service

I didn't think Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) was a good fit for SMBs until I embarked on a journey to educate myself on the service and spoke with approximately 20 cloud service providers about their DRaaS offering. I learned...

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Embrace the heat: Data center tips for summer operations

Summer and the heat it brings can be trouble for the data center without proper planning and precautions.

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Hottest news from OpenStack Summit

This week than 5,000 attendees from 63 countries descended on Boston and more than 100 sponsoring companies released myriad products and services. Here are some of the highlights.

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Why Edward Snowden loves open source

Infamous government hacker Edward Snowden believes open source is fundamentally better than proprietary technology, which he believes disempowers users.

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Deep dive on AWS vs. Azure vs. Google cloud storage options

In reality, the world of cloud storage has many facets to consider. Each of the three major public IaaS cloud vendors – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform – have a variety of storage options and in some...

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Inside look at Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s next-generation infrastructure

Since the split with its sister consumer business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has made a lot of moves to refine its strategy with a goal of helping customers adopt next-generation infrastructure, including its hyperconverged and...

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NCAA coaches have a lot in common with data center managers

NCAA basketball coaches and data center managers play a similar role to ensure their teams (or infrastructures) are ready to perform when it matters most.

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Ultimate guide to strategic tech partners

In today’s fast-changing vendor landscape, market leaders are facing new challengers in security, data center, cloud, networking and wireless.

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10 ways Google improved its cloud at NEXT

At its NEXT conference Google made the case that it is ready for enterprises. These 10 announcements are some of their proof points.

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Cloud war collateral: What the rise of AWS, Azure has meant for data centers

When Henry Ford introduced the Model T in the fall of 1908, he likely didn’t comprehend the full scope of events he would set in motion. Come 1914, and Ford’s production line had reduced assembly times from 12 hours to less than two...

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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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Rackspace is cutting 6% of its workforce

Texas-based cloud computing company Rackspace announced that it is cutting about 6% of its workforce in areas that have seen slowed growth in recent years.

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Data center managers, it’s time to commit to those New Year's resolutions

A mature data center strategy in 2017 will not only help your data centers to run more efficiently, but it will also add to your business’ bottom line.

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Review: DigitalOcean keeps the cloud simple

With a great UI, fast machines, low prices, and useful guides, DigitalOcean is an excellent choice for developers

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Need a holiday recipe? AllRecipes and Microsoft Azure cloud have you covered

AllRecipes, founded in 1997, has undertaken a two-year migration to Microsoft Azure’s IaaS public cloud. AllRecipes services 1.5 billion visitors each year who view an average of 95 recipes her second, 66% of which are done on mobile...

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10 must-watch IaaS cloud trends for 2017

Adoption of public cloud resources is growing faster than the virtualization market did in the early 2000s, driven by a series of use cases ideally suited for on-demand, elastic infrastructure. 2017 will be a year of continued...

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