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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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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.

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