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Companies, start your (hybrid) clouds: Azure Stack's first beta is coming

Microsoft is releasing the first technical preview of its Azure Stack private cloud platform, which will allow customers to bring capabilities from the Azure public cloud into their own data centers.

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Arista Networks pops next-gen OS

EOS now supports Docker containers, network-wide state, hybrid cloud workloads

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SDN pioneers gain visibility, control over bandwidth

Software-defined networks can give IT the agility and flexibility to manage today's dynamic data centers and private cloud infrastructures. Some early adopters have already jumped on board. Here's what they've learned.

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2016’s biggest cloud computing conferences

Some predict 2016 will be the year of the cloud. While that may be up for debate, what’s not is that there are a whole slew of cloud computing-related conferences on tap for the year.

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CHRISTUS Health’s private cloud provides the Rx needed to accommodate change

Agility is critical in this rapidly evolving industry, and analytics is the key to long term success, says CTO Lynn Gibson

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Amazon adds managed NAT gateways to Virtual Private Cloud

Previously clunky and difficult to set up, NAT gateways for Amazon Virtual Private Clouds are now a breeze -- but they have limits and aren't free

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3 types of private clouds: Which one’s right for you?

As the private cloud market has matured, there are now a plethora of options for customers. Forrester Research breaks the market down into bite-size chunks and has some advice on how to choose which private cloud is right for you.

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What’s going on at Citrix?

News of a major restructuring at Citrix – which will include spinning off its GoTo Meeting product family – is welcomed by those who closely track the company, but the cutting of 1,000 jobs over the next half year could be a painful...

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IT shops will pass the cloud tipping point in 2016, survey finds

An IDG Enterprise survey of IT buyers indicates that, on average, more than half (56 percent) of a company's IT environment will be hosted in the cloud by the end of 2016, up from 44 percent today.

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Plexxi updates private cloud portfolio

Rolls out software suite, 100G switch for bringing public cloud benefits to enterprise

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11 top IaaS cloud computing certifications

The best way to stay on top of the fast-changing IaaS cloud market is through training and certification. Below are 10 of the top IaaS cloud computing certifications available.

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University researchers get $5M grant to build ‘Aristotle Cloud’

Researchers from three universities have received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a federated cloud based on the open source Eucalpytus platform that academic scientists will have access to.

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AWS security and compliance tools embrace enterprise clouds

Two new Amazon cloud products proactively deal with security issues before they become security and compliance problems

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From Hillary to Ashley, black hats turn gray

Hacking medical records promises greater rewards than purely financial ones. The threat has grown worse over the last several years. In the future, telling the bad guys from the good may get tougher.

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OnlyBoth cracks big data wide open

The benchmarking engine, OnlyBoth, uses 'discovery algorithms' to ferret out unique aspects of persons, places or things in a database; compares them to others in the database; then describes results in natural language. The engine...

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How secure is the hybrid cloud?

The term hybrid cloud is used loosely, which is probably why so many companies say they're planning to adopt it. If you’re planning a hybrid cloud strategy, the security questions you need to think about may not be the ones you’d...

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How IBM’s deal to acquire Merge could transform health IT

A bid made early this month by IBM to acquire Merge Healthcare could radically change the practice of medicine. Its effects might take shape through the first practical applications of artificial intelligence -- not in the diagnosis...

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Intel’s big plan to seed the private cloud market

Intel’s made big bucks from supplying silicon for public cloud vendors, now it wants more private clouds so it can sell more chips.

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