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Amazon and Microsoft take aim at new workloads with souped-up cloud services

Better performance is promised for applications that need fast GPUs or storage

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AWS drops prices -- and barriers -- to cloud adoption

Everyone wants high performance at low prices, and you'll buy from the public cloud providers that offer both

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The cloud is full of zombies, but that's OK

Zombie VMs comprise half the public cloud, which enterprise IT needs to embrace -- that's where the best new stuff is being built

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Microsoft Azure is giving Amazon a run for its cloud money

Microsoft poses a serious challenge to AWS cloud dominance -- and that’s good for enterprise IT

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Google whips up PerfKit tools to make cloud benchmarking easier

Assessing cloud performance is less of a struggle with PerfKit Benchmarker and Explorer's slew of open source benchmarks

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Amazon rolls out Config to manage cloud resources

AWS Config records and tracks changes made to EC2 setups, with ample room for both Amazon and third parties to monetize results

Amazon offers troubleshooting tool to Web services users

For a couple of dollars per month, Amazon adds better tracking of configuration changes

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Amazon hits 5-year high in cloud market

Microsoft and Google make strong surges in the cloud while IBM holds steady

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Amazon's next targets: Microsoft Exchange and Gmail

WorkMail, Amazon's new cloud-hosted email for business, is aimed squarely at existing Exchange and Gmail customers, but its cloud still draws more attention than its desktop enterprise offerings

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10 things you should worry about in 2015

We live in an age of uncertainty, where old assumptions suddenly become open questions. Generalized anxiety is bad for you, though, so focus on these 10 points

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Amazon, Google clock best cloud uptimes as Azure struggles

Cloud statistics show Amazon and Google with the least downtime in 2014; many lesser-known players and newcomers sported impressive numbers as well

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Which cloud providers had the best uptime last year?

Amazon and Google recorded impressive statistics for how reliable their public IaaS clouds were in 2014

Amazon Web Services updates console to simplify management

The company hopes to streamline management with resource groups and Tag Editor tool

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Vagrant creator Hashimoto launches Atlas for multicloud devops

Atlas leverages open source to manage software across its lifecycle, albeit as a proprietary, closed source product

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Amazon Web Services cuts through cloud costs, red tape

By simplifying pricing for Reserved Instances, AWS hopes to fend off competition and retain customers stymied by its arcane cost structure

Amazon Web Services tweaks cloud pricing structure

AWS customers can now spread out the cost of Reserved Instances over the life of a contract rather than pay all upfront

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In a cloud outage, no one can hear you scream

The most recent Azure outage shows Microsoft still needs to improve its responsiveness to customers

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Can Amazon Web Services be stopped?

A deafening buzz at Amazon's re:Invent show and eye-popping AWS adoption numbers indicate overwhelming momentum

Amazon Web Services cracks open the door to hybrid clouds

Its public cloud focus intact, Amazon nonetheless is making on-premises integration part of the official story

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