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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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Microsoft extends Azure Site Recovery

Microsoft is continuing to open up its cloud platform in an effort to support customers' hybrid clouds. As part of that strategy, Microsoft has updated Azure Site Recovery to work with VMware virtual machines and physical servers.

Microsoft packages Azure for Web and mobile developers

The new Azure App Service was designed to streamline the process of building apps and connecting them to back-end data sources

Amazon Web Services offers free satellite imagery

Applications on AWS can now draw Landsat imagery directly from the cloud service

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Adobe says new cloud service will end 'document disconnect'

Adobe has announced Adobe Document Cloud, promising a seamless and unified document experience across desktop, mobile and the Web.

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Cloud Service Providers Must Guarantee Zero Down Time

Federal IT leaders say that anything less than 100 percent, always-on service reliability is unacceptable from cloud vendors.

IBM channels stadium rock at its new Interconnect conference

The kickoff of the IBM InterConnect conference showed how companies such as Citi and Airbus embrace digital transfrormation

5 Things CIOs Need to Know About Hybrid Clouds

The definitions of 'hybrid cloud' may vary, but it's time to start planning the architecture now. It will require new ways of managing IT resources.

Microsoft launches machine learning as an Azure service

Microsoft's new Azure service aims to take the pain out of managing large machine learning systems

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How a Hybrid IT Cloud Service Helped Findly Reach New Heights

When social recruiting firm Findly acquired an on-demand talent communications company its client base doubled overnight. IT execs knew a serious infrastructure change was in order. Here’s how a hybrid cloud solution addressed...

HP courts enterprise workloads with new Helion private clouds

HP has seven new cloud services tailored for specific enterprise workloads such as ERP and CRM

Microsoft's stream processing engine boosts Bing, Azure services

Microsoft Research built Trill to radically speed up queries against real-time data

Microsoft adds key management to Azure cloud

A new Azure vault provides a way to store encryption keys in the cloud

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