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How a logistics firm leverages SD-WAN for competitive advantage

Freight forwarding firm JAS Global has cut trimmed millions from its bandwidth costs using network software. Next, it intends to leverage the technology for a predictive analytics system.

Amadeus picks VMware Integrated OpenStack for private cloud

Global travel IT services company Amadeus wanted a solution that was flexible, scalable, and useful for agile development

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Azure Stack's third technical preview arrives

Azure Stack, Microsoft’s hybrid cloud system, is getting close to release. On Wednesday, the tech giant unveiled the third major public beta for customers that want to test it out.

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Dell EMC combines hyperconvergence and cloud in latest VxRail offering

Dell EMC is now offering a combination of its VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure and the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud platform to make it easier for mid-size organizations to build private clouds.

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How open compute cuts server costs in the enterprise

Even if your organization’s not big enough to build your own servers and switches, you can still reap the benefits of OCP designs, including reduced costs.

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Forget the network perimeter, say security vendors

Security vendors start embracing Google's BeyondCorp network security model that treats all apps and devices as being on the Internet instead of assigning higher trust to local networks.

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German consumer groups sue WhatsApp over privacy policy changes

WhatsApp's privacy policy change allowing Facebook to target advertising at its users has landed the company in a German court.

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Hyperconvergence: What’s all the hype about?

One of the hottest trends in data center technology is hyperconvergence, with early adopters reaping the benefits of cost savings, enhanced data protection, increased scalability and ease of management. So, what is hyperconvergence?...

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4 steps to doing cloud ROI calculations right

When they moved to the cloud, a company I know of had forecasted and budgeted for $2,000 a month cost with their cloud service provider. Instead, about once every quarter, their bill edged over $5,000. Why were they so far off on...

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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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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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