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Accenture expands AWS Business Group

In a move designed to help customers be more agile, Accenture is expanding its Accenture AWS Business Group to enhance its cloud application migration, development and management offerings.

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10 tips from the front lines of enterprise public cloud use

A working group with representatives from some of the top companies in the world – GE, FedEX, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley to name a few – share lessons learned from using the hybrid cloud.

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Hortonworks Data Cloud optimized to spin up (and down) for AWS

The new cloud service is optimized for enterprise ephemeral workloads on AWS and designed to integrate with Amazon S3, RDS and EC2.

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F5 readies ADCs for public cloud

F5, considered the market-share leader in application delivery control (ADC), today released new versions of its flagship BIG-IP product that make it easier to use the company’s load balancer, firewall and other application delivery...

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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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CloudVelox eases migration of core business apps to the cloud

CloudVelox CEO Raj Dhingra shares his thoughts on how you get core business applications running in your data center moved into the cloud.

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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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Google rebrands cloud services 'Google Cloud' and 'G Suite'

Google yesterday said its cloud business now has a billion active users. To celebrate the milestone, the company reorganized its cloud efforts under the name 'Google Cloud' and rebranded Google Apps as 'G Suite.'

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Nutanix CEO skewers box-based hyperconvergence rivals

Nutanix founder and CEO Dheeraj Pandey doesn’t want you to get too excited by today’s hyperconverged infrastructure offerings because they’re just ‘a pit stop’ on the way to making all infrastructure invisible. Pandey, whose company...

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Dollar Shave Club grooming AWS cloud services for smoother growth

The provider of men’s grooming products has honed its approach to operating technology using public cloud infrastructure and custom applications. But its search for fresh tech talent continues.

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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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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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CIO travels new path to IT governance at native cloud company

cOkta’s Mark Settle will institute change management and data governance for a growing company. But at this startup, BYOD and shadow IT are the rule rather than the exception.

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A closer look: VMware's NSX extends to the public cloud

At VMWorld 2016, Network World's Brandon Butler chats with Guido Appenzeller from VMware about its move to extend NSX functionality to the public cloud.

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SAP builds next-gen data warehouse for the cloud

SAP BW/4HANA is a new data warehouse service for the real-time enterprise, designed for both on-premises and cloud deployments.

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