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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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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.

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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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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4 steps to doing cloud ROI calculations right

When they moved to the cloud, a company I know of had forecasted and budgeted for $2,000 a month cost with their cloud service provider. Instead, about once every quarter, their bill edged over $5,000. Why were they so far off on...

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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