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Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

It's the latest twist in the ugly public battle between Oregon and the vendor over a failed Obamacare software project


Amazon Web Services opens German location to ease privacy concerns

A second location in Europe will also help improve reliability

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Amazon Launches German Cloud Region in Nod to Privacy Concerns

Amazon Web Services launched a new region of its cloud in Germany today, in part to serve customers who want to keep data within country’s borders.

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2014's Most Significant Cloud Deals Have OpenStack at Heart

The most important cloud acquisitions this year have one thing in common: OpenStack.

Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns

The data migration will help Xiaomi improve load times for its international services

Government regulation on cloud security may spur SaaS use in health care

The SaaS industry can also help increase adoption by designing products with better user interfaces

Startup Wants to Make Cloud Attractive for Security-Sensitive Businesses

After three years in stealth, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed, Sunnyvale, Calif. startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable to use for security-sensitive...

Lufthansa leaves the computing to IBM

The German airline is selling its IT services business to IBM in an outsourcing deal that could save it €70 million annually

Rimini Street's practices remain 'suspect,' Oracle alleges

Oracle isn't buying that the third-party support provider has made its services legally compliant

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Microsoft Goes After Google and Amazon With Hybrid Cloud Push

With a series of cloud announcements on Monday, Microsoft moved to put a stake in the ground with hybrid cloud computing.

Microsoft Goes All-In on Hybrid Cloud With Azure-in-a-Box

Microsoft introduces on-premises system designed to sync up with its Azure public cloud computing services to form hybrid clouds

Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

Microsoft adds CoreOS and Cloudera to its growing set of Azure services

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Best Practices for Moving Workloads to the Cloud

With data floating around in the clouds, it is good that you know how to secure it all.

Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works

Cloud providers, carriers and fast Wi-Fi users are all looking for fatter pipes

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Salesforce's Big Opportunity is in Keeping it Simple

Salesforce is growing revenues fast and its developer ecosystem faster, meaning there are piles and piles of customer data just waiting to be studied.

HP Unveils Cloud Config Manager

HP this week unveiled a network virtualization system for large enterprise and cloud providers designed to simplify network configuration.

Cisco Exec: Turnover in Engineering No Problem

The engineering reorganization currently underway at Cisco is intended to streamline product development and delivery to customers, says EVP Pankaj Patel.

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5 Tips for Building a Successful Hybrid Cloud

Companies are opting to mix the speed and flexibility of a public cloud with the security and control of a private cloud.

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CIOs Face Cloud Computing Challenges, Pitfalls

What’s the hardest part about migrating to the cloud? Giants talk security, vendor lock-in, shadow IT and other common challenges.

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