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CIOs embrace hybrid cloud and software-defined data centers

CIOs say they are purchasing VMware virtualization software to support mobile applications and content for rapidly scaling computing environments.

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VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has updated its stack of data center virtualization software with capabilities that allow an organization to run an entire data center operation and related cloud services as a single unified entity.

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina: IT lessons learned

Ten years after Katrina devastated New Orleans, IT pros say being less dependent on physical locations is just one of the keys to ensuring your company doesn’t go out of business when disaster strikes.

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Google's container management service exits beta, gets uptime guarantee

Google has made it official. It is now offering the Google Container Service as a commercial service, allowing customers run full micro-services architecture on the Google Cloud

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How secure is the hybrid cloud?

The term hybrid cloud is used loosely, which is probably why so many companies say they're planning to adopt it. If you’re planning a hybrid cloud strategy, the security questions you need to think about may not be the ones you’d...

NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

NTT Communications will provide its enterprise customers with direct private connectivity to Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services' public clouds through a new service, Multi-Cloud Connect.

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Dell creates new server division for 'second-tier' hyperscale customers

Dell has formed a new business unit to go after the “second tier” of hyperscale customers — those with similar needs to those of Google and Facebook but who aren’t quite as massive.

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How the tech industry is greening its data centers

The desire to be masters of their own energy domains has helped fast-track a growing community of self-generating – and increasingly green – data center power consumers.

Alibaba to open data center in Singapore, amid $1 billion cloud push

Alibaba Group's cloud business is targeting the Southeast Asian market with a new data center that will go online in Singapore this September.

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Bringing enterprise analytics to the cloud

Cloud solution partners are creating new methods to long time problems such as parallelizing statistical processing and automating common data integration tasks. As we move into the era of self-service analytics, a number of vendors...

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GE launches industrial Internet PaaS

GE's Predix Cloud is a purpose-built platform-as-a-service designed specifically for industrial data and analytics.

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How the cloud will get you better IT uptime

Sometimes a catastrophic IT outage can be the catalyst for moving to the cloud.

IBM fattens patent portfolio in cloud tech

IBM's long-term cloud strategy involves a large patent portfolio to keep competitors at bay

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Key factors driving cloud analytics in healthcare

While there are several advantages to deploying cloud-based solutions, the most important concern around the use of cloud models is information security. High profile data breaches at Anthem, Premera and other healthcare organizations...

Amazon takes on MySQL with Aurora

Going forward, Amazon will position Aurora as its default database service

Microsoft rallies partners around cloud, mobile, Windows 10

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, COO Kevin Turner bashed Google and traditional IT companies

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Top cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service vendors

Choosing the right cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider is growing increasingly difficult in a highly competitive market. Here are the top IaaS players identified by Gartner and their recommended use cases.

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How Salesforce.com plans to stay high in the clouds

Salesforce.com co-founder Parker Harris discusses key product growth areas for the company, the challenges of innovating, the future of development and flexible infrastructure, and what the cloud market itself will look like years...

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