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Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

'We're just getting started' in the cloud, Ellison said

Q&A: Meet Microsoft's new Azure CTO, Mark Russinovich

Russinovich is helping shift Microsoft to a services orientation

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Virtualization, Cloud Complicate Insider Threats for Federal CIOs

The expansion and blurring of the traditional government network environment require federal IT officials to rethink contracting processes and embrace real-time security monitoring.

IBM Watson Analytics preps the data so you don't have to

The new IBM Watson Analytics promises to remove many of the headaches around data cleansing and analysis

IBM wants to replace the spreadsheet with Watson Analytics

Watson Analytics aims to replace the spreadsheet

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CIO of Defense Department Agency Cautions Against Rush to Cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency's David Bennett calls the cloud ‘viable’ for certain government operations, but he warns that some applications and data must remain within the secure agency network.

Former Red Hat CTO now head of Google Cloud

Brian Stevens, who sheparded Red Hat into the cloud era, takes the helm of the Google Cloud platform

HP buys cloud provider Eucalyptus, Marten Mickos to lead HP Cloud

Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos will head HP's Helion cloud services and software

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VMworld 2014, the Cloud and the Future of Enterprise IT

The VMworld 2014 expo hall floor brimmed with vendors hawking network, storage and VMware extensions. But that's legacy tech, and anyone going back to work thinking that the public cloud remains two refresh cycles away is missing the...

IBM secures SoftLayer with Intel trusted modules

Intel's Trusted Execution Technology helps the IBM cloud service meet stringent compliance and auditing regulations

Cloud host DigitalOcean catches Docker fever

Digital Ocean now offers CoreOS virtual machines, with built-in Docker support

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How IBM Serves Up Data to Tennis Fans at U.S. Open

IBM is using a combination of mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to help the United States Tennis Association transform the U.S. Open fan experience.

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How to Explain the Cloud to End Users

'Nobody understands the cloud,' says a lead character in the summer comedy 'Sex Tape.' The cloud and cloud computing have become an essential part of IT infrastructures -- but could your employees use a Cloud 101 primer? Put another...

Google buys Zync for large scale cloud rendering

Google plans to give Zync users better pricing and more scalability

Is Amazon Web Services Really Down and Out?

It's daft to say that AWS is in trouble just because it may have had one bad quarter. If anything, the ongoing price war between Amazon, Google and Microsoft reflects broader changes in the future of IT infrastructure. If anyone...

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How to Survive 4 Cloud Horror Story Scenarios

For all its promise, the cloud still brings some peril (like sleepaway camp or that dirt-cheap fixer-upper on the outskirts of town). Here are four cloud horror stories – along with spoilers so you know how to make it out alive.

Forget Five 9s, Splunk Promises 100 Percent Uptime

With its new service level agreement, Splunk assures its Splunk Cloud customers that their machine data analytics will be available 100 percent of the time. Splunk reports that is is also cutting costs and adding making its service...

HP trims its cloud offer for lighter use

The HP Helion "lean" infrastructure service is aimed towards running collaboration suites or virtual desktops

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How AWS Helped Scale App for World Cup Social Media Hub

if you're going to operate the official social media hub for the FIFA World Cup, you've got to be able to overcome the problem of scale. Spredfast did it with flying colors with the help of Amazon Web Services.

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'Provider Sprawl' Complicates Government Move to Cloud

The market for cloud providers catering to the federal government is getting crowded, challenging CIOs to keep up with the available applications and services while taking pains to stipulate management responsibilities in their SLAs.

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