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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...

Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools

The company has embedded its cloud Operations Management Suite into System Center, and has enhanced its Azure backup offerings

Oracle completes its stack of cloud services

Oracle has launched 24 new services to help customers onto the cloud

Amazon Web Services jumps on Spark bandwagon

Growing competition for Spark services should help it take off on larger scale

Aiming for SEC's big data project, Sungard and Google bet on the cloud

Sungard is using Google cloud services to prototype a system that stores and formats all U.S. financial trading data

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Cloud computing has its ‘Jevons Moment’

With its origins in 19th century English coal production, the Jevons Paradox applies to cloud computing today as more and more businesses flock to the cloud due to its lower costs, which in turn leads to more innovative uses of cloud...

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Are you ready for 'IT Everywhere?'

With the pressures of the digital enterprise and the realities of shadow IT, CIOs are struggling to redefine organizational models that work. One model is relinquishing technology development altogether.

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Why Fortune 1000 CIOs and CEOs should make DevOps investments a priority now

As CIOs and their teams better understand DevOps practices they will discover how they can drive speed, quality and increased business outcomes from the delivery of IT services through DevOps.

Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

Either Amazon or Google may offer the better cloud deals, depending on the analyst

Google offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobs

The Google Preemptible Virtual Machine is a budget cloud offering for large jobs that don't need to be run in real time

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Automotive retailer drives into the cloud

Asbury Automotive replaces three data centers with 100 percent cloud-based systems -- so IT staffers can spend most of their time working with the business.

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How Real Madrid scores fan engagement in the cloud

Using the Microsoft Cloud platform, Real Madrid -- the world's largest sports franchise -- is undergoing a digital transformation to help further engagement with the soccer club's 450 million fans worldwide.

Microsoft unifies cloud and in-house IT management software

The new Azure Stack is designed to let organizations run platform and infrastructure services in-house

Microsoft to offer three new ways to store big data on Azure

Azure to feature a data warehouse, a 'data lake' and the ability to pool multiple databases

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Lies about uptime vendors may tell you

You’d think the notion of uptime would be a simple one. A service is either running or it’s down, right? Wrong. Here’s a look inside the world of uptime, downtime, service-level agreements and the ‘9s’ of availability.

Microsoft Azure offers scalability as a service for high-volume apps

The Azure Service Fabric will take care of load balancing as the usage of a cloud application rises

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