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healthcare

How to Create a Personal Cloud with BitTorrent Sync

You don't have to keep your files in the cloud to get Dropbox-like syncing and sharing. Joe Kissell explains how to get started with BitTorrent Sync.

icloud

How Apple Could Exploit a Forever-Free iCloud

While Google and Microsoft are using large amounts of free cloud storage to sell inexpensive consumer notebooks, Apple has so far stood above the fray. But there's no reason why Apple can't join in the fun.

UpCloud bets on storage performance, US datacenter to dent market

The cloud market still has room for smaller providers, according to the Finnish cloud company's CEO

Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

HHVM is being used by the Box storage service and by one of the largest hosts for enterprise-ready WordPress

Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

HHVM is being used by the Box storage service and by one of the largest hosts for enterprise-ready WordPress

Gartner’s cloud showdown: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure

AWS is the market-leader in the public cloud, but Azure is giving it a run for its money.

Microsoft Azure thrown out of gear during a performance update

Microsoft detailed the cause of Azure service interruptions that continued through Wednesday for some customers

cloud enterprise

Why CIOs Need to Embrace New Norms of the Hybrid Cloud

The CIOs of Intel and Riverbed say that in the hybrid enterprise tech executives need to focus on creating seamless business flows that help the company operate better.

Lufthansa Signs IT Infrastructure Outsourcing Deal With IBM

Airlien looking to improve cloud, business analytics, mobile computing and social media effort with the deal

SkyKick promises simpler migration to Office 365

Cloud services mean you don't have to run your own servers but for email, few companies want to start from scratch

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Amazon gingerly embraces the hybrid cloud

For the past two years AWS’s re:Invent conferences have primarily been about Amazon’s public cloud. In 2014, no doubt the focus is still on public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). But Amazon is starting to embrace hybrid clouds now...

Amazon gingerly embraces the hybrid cloud

For the past two years AWS’s re:Invent conferences have primarily been about Amazon’s public cloud. In 2014, no doubt the focus is still on public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). But Amazon is starting to embrace hybrid clouds now...

Salesforce Lightning Connect marries old apps to new

Salesforce1 Lightning Connect is a new tool to connect the company's cloud with legacy data sources.

Amazon promises a mightier MySQL with Aurora release

Aurora combines the high performance of commercial databases, with the familiarity of MySQL

'The cloud is the new normal,' Amazon Web Services executive says

Andy Jassy touts larger customer cloud deployments at the AWS user conference

big data in the cloud

Enterprises Moving Big Data Workloads to Public Cloud

More than half of large enterprises are either already using public cloud resources for their big data analytic needs or plan to do so, according to a report by Gigaom Research.

HP and Nokia join forces to build cloud-based networks for operators

The platform will become available in the middle of next year

Microsoft cloud

Review: Microsoft's Hybrid Cloud Storage -- Overpriced, Underwhelming

Microsoft's Azure StorSimple backup and DR solution offers compelling Azure integrations, but the high price and absence of local management hold it back

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