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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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Looking Back at the Year in Cloud Computing

CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden reviews an eventful year in cloud computing. He also grades the 2014 predictions he made at this time last year.

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Retailer Takes Control of Its Cloud

Chico's curbs its use of Amazon Web Services to get more say in how servers are tuned and configured with smaller provider called Contegix.

Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Ubuntu Core provides a minimal Lightweight Linux environment for running containers

Microsoft announces features and performance improvements for many Azure services

The latest round of Azure features will make it easier to move existing business workloads and processes to the Microsoft cloud

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Why It’s (Finally) Time to Embrace Thin Client Technology

When you look at the power of today’s smartphones and cloud services, there are clear reasons to think thin clients may rise, writes Rob Enderle.

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

Google updates cloud with new virtual technologies and price cuts

Google has embraced the Docker container technology and expanded the Firebase mobile development platform

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How CIOs Can Keep Their Jobs by Picking the Right Vendors

CIOs don't stay in their jobs for long. Messy IT systems, cobbled together over many years, go a long way toward explaining why. To fix this problem, and to give themselves some job security, CIOs would be wise to study their vendors...

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Microsoft Adds IoT, Big Data Orchestration Services to Azure

Looking to expand on the big data capabilities of its cloud platform, Microsoft has introduced Internet of Things streaming analytics, data production and workflow services for Azure.

Microsoft leans on data-center strength to get cloud edge

The company tries to catch up to and surpass Amazon Web Services at TechEd Europe

Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

At TechEd Europe, Microsoft announced updates to Office 365, Azure and Intune

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How RMS Put Its Catastrophe Modeling Software in the Cloud

After hosting its software on Amazon Web Services, risk management firm RMS decided to move to a private cloud. The decision paid off, largely because RMS got a little help from its friends.

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Future Points to Healthcare IT as a Service

Adopting social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology should save healthcare providers money in the long run. It should also help them use their EHR systems as a service, according to a joint report from EMC and MeriTalk.

Lufthansa leaves the computing to IBM

The German airline is selling its IT services business to IBM in an outsourcing deal that could save it €70 million annually

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Microsoft Outlines Vision for Azure With New Services

Microsoft puts the pressure on cloud competitors Amazon and Google with a slate of new Azure offerings, including a 'cloud-in-a-box' hardware appliance geared for on-premises hybrid deployments.

Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

Microsoft adds CoreOS and Cloudera to its growing set of Azure services

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CIOs Face Cloud Computing Challenges, Pitfalls

What’s the hardest part about migrating to the cloud? Giants talk security, vendor lock-in, shadow IT and other common challenges.

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