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How Rackspace will stay alive in cloud: Stop competing with Amazon, start partnering

Rackspace ended months of speculation in August by announcing it had been acquired by a private equity firm. With a new corporate structure, the company has pivoted from being one of Amazon Web Service’s earliest competitors in the...

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Financial regulators use AWS’s cloud to analyze 75 billion trades daily

When FINRA – the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority – migrated to the cloud, CIO Steve Randich didn’t dip his toe in, he jumped in headfirst. At the AWS re:Invent conference Randich explained this organization’s full embrace of...

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Blockchain is busting out of its britches

Blockchain started life as the computing schema behind Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, but it has become clear that blockchain is a fundamental technology with many uses as a quasi-public ledger for multiple parties engaged in all sorts...

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What you don't know about cloud adoption doesn't have to hurt you

At least 95 percent of U.S. companies are embracing some sort of cloud strategy. Yet IT leaders struggle to avoid common mistakes and initial purchasing decisions hamper their ability to move forward.

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The long, slow death of private cloud continues

At some point the economic unviability of private clouds will become clear. Math will win out.

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6 trends that will shape cloud computing in 2017

Public, private and hybrid cloud implementations will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs seek to take advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale to build core applications.

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If you're just thinking about cloud it's already too late

Many IT leaders are pondering the meaning of 'cloud' and how what it's impact might be. Yet, as we we watch and wait the pace of change in technology has never been faster.

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Which is cheaper: Public or private clouds?

It’s a debate that’s raged on for years: Which is cheaper, public or private clouds? A new report from 451 Research finds that two of the most critical factors that influence the cost of a public versus a private cloud deployment are...

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Microsoft continues pushing hybrid cloud with new launches

Microsoft continued its push to get companies on the hybrid cloud train on Monday, with the launch of several products all tailored at helping bridge on-premises datacenters and the public cloud.

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Learn how to deploy OpenStack for free

The Linux Foundation joins with edX to offer a free OpenStack course.

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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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Oracle pushes hybrid by letting customers rent cloud hardware

Oracle has unveiled a trio of hardware appliances to try and help customers bridge their on-premises datacenters and the public cloud.

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Case study: How LinkedIn uses containers to run its professional network

LinkedIn has grown over the past 13 years from a single Java app with a web server into a $26.2 billion acquisition target by Microsoft. In that time, LinkedIn’s infrastructure and engineering had to grow with the company. Here’s how...

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IBM cloud chief: The next phase of cloud is a race to add value

IBM Senior Vice President of Cloud Robert LeBlanc says the cloud computing industry is moving beyond a first wave and into a second phase of adoption that will be defined by adding value for customers beyond providing basic...

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VMware CEO pledges cloud computing freedom

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, at the outset of the virtualization leader’s VMworld 2016 conference, shares the big news from the event, including new tools that make it easier for customers to build cross-cloud environments, as well as an...

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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...

10 key considerations when building a private cloud

Private cloud can be a transformative, but it requires significant thought, dedication and perseverance

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