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How to compare cloud costs between Amazon, Microsoft and Google

Comparing cloud prices between AWS, Azure and Google is not as straightforward as comparing one Cyber Monday deal to another. Cloud pricing is a complicated science. But if you know how to work the system, there are ways to save...

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Dell and EMC: two worlds become one

Dell Technologies held its first combined conference in Austin last week, blending Dell World and EMC World into a single venue. This marks the last time of event will be held in Texas. It's just grown too big. Next year, attendees...

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The enterprise wish-list for the hybrid cloud

A group of enterprises like General Electric, Pfizer, Cap and Citigroup have come together with a wish list of how they would like public IaaS providers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google to make their clouds more interoperable.

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What’s behind Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s aggressive cloud expansions

In the first week of October, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform all announced plans to build out new regions for their IaaS cloud operations. The new regions add to an already impressive roster of data...

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OpenStack Newton serves up a heaping helping of scalability

The next release of OpenStack made its debut on Thursday with a raft of new features for better scalability and resiliency.

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As Adobe, Microsoft Azure ink cloud partnership, Amazon looms

To kick off his company’s Ignite conference in Atlanta this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Adobe will run three of its most popular software as a service apps on the Microsoft Azure IaaS cloud. The move is a power...

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Does Oracle have a shot in the public cloud vs. Amazon and Microsoft?

This week at OpenWorld Oracle czar Larry Ellison has some fighting words for AWS, announcing that new features in the second generation of the company’s cloud would give the leader of the IaaS public cloud computing market a run for...

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VMware ‘Cloud Foundation’ integrates virtual compute, network and storage systems

To kick off its VMWorld conference, the virtualization giant launched VMware Cloud Foundation, a platform that integrates virtualized compute, network and storage software into a pre-integrated product.

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Why private clouds will suffer a long, slow death

While private cloud proponents have spent the last five years focusing on getting their IaaS offerings working, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have moved way beyond core computing services. And you don’t have to strain to hear the death...

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Four US firms rule the world's cloud infrastructure

There are plenty of companies vying for a piece of the worldwide cloud infrastructure market, but the top four -- all in the U.S. -- currently dominate by such a wide margin as to effectively leave their competitors in the dust.

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4 numbers that stood out in VMware’s earnings

: VMware this week updated investors on the progress of emerging technologies playing an increasingly significant role in the company’s earnings. VMware’s product mix includes not just compute virtualization, but network...

Telstra unveils new cloud management platform

​Telstra will launch a new Cloud Management Platform to provide businesses with the tools to operate their hybrid cloud environments in providing a single, comprehensive view of their private and public cloud services.

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Who’s right behind Amazon in IaaS cloud revenue? Not Microsoft

Research firm IDC is out with its latest semi-annual tracking of IaaS public cloud vendors and while the top provider in this market – Amazon Web Services – isn’t a surprise, the number two and three could be. IDC estimates that IBM’s...

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4 tips for buying cloud management software

Managing hybrid clouds can be a challenge given that virtual machines and storage are running in two different environments simultaneously. A crowded industry of cloud management platforms (CMPs) has emerged to help. Here are four...

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Deutsche Bank: Nearly a third of finance workloads could hit cloud in 3 years

The financial services sector has been one of the most reticent to adopt IaaS public cloud computing services, but researchers at Deutsche Bank predict that adoption will ramp up “materially” in 2017.

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Chicago bank finds public cloud ready for prime time

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago – which has $70 billion in assets – has undergone a two-year migration of its IT workloads into Amazon’s cloud, discounting the notion that the public IaaS is not ready for financial service...

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OpenStack users talk benefits, challenges of open source clouds

Users of OpenStack express no regrets about using the open source IaaS software, but say there are significant challenges that must be overcome to manage a successful deployment.

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OpenStack cloud’s “killer use case”: Telcos and NFV

At the OpenStack Summit in Austin, one emerging use case for the open source cloud computing platform involves telecommunications providers like AT&T and Verizon using OpenStack to deliver virtualized network features to customers.

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