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AWS quietly launches tool for migrating on-premises apps to the cloud

Server Migration Service automatically handles the replication of VMs into AWS

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Microsoft's embrace of server bundles may rankle IT

Taking a page from its push for hybrid Azure clouds, Microsoft suggests cloud-enhanced versions of SQL Server may call for certified hardware

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MySQL face-off: Amazon outscales Google

Google Cloud SQL performance may beat Amazon Aurora at low thread counts, but Aurora owns the high end

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Platforms in the cloud take heavy lifting out of architecture tasks

As tech giants battle for cloud dominance, businesses looking to offload heavy-duty infrastructure tasks are reaping hefty rewards from platform-as-a-service offerings. Here’s how three IT leaders mixed and matched their powerful yet...

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IBM to fold SoftLayer into Bluemix cloud development platform

IBM will rebrand SoftLayer's datacenters as extensions of its Bluemix PaaS to help it better compete with Amazon, Google, and IBM

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Google is trying to reinvent the whiteboard

Jamboard is a cloud service and 55-inch display aimed at enhancing collaboration

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Azure brings SQL Server Analysis Services to the cloud

Azure Analysis Services will help companies with data analysis in the cloud

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Don't let company politics derail your cloud plans

By treating cloud transformation as simply an IT project, you can surely expect the rest of the business to place barriers in your way

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6 small steps to digital transformation

Boiling the ocean never works. But the right proof of concept can provide a key transformative example for your entire organization

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The cloud will absorb Windows (and the rest)

It's hugely inefficient and expensive to manage client operating systems -- and the cloud gives us a way to stop doing so

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Cloud growth continues to be the name of the game for Microsoft

Microsoft's ongoing move to the cloud paid off once again over the past quarter, as strong growth from Azure and Office 365 offset declines in the PC market.

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Which is cheaper: Public or private clouds?

That depends on how good you are at managing infrastructure. 451 finds labor efficiency and utilization severely impact total cost of ownership for private clouds

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Here's how Google is overhauling its cloud storage offerings

The tech giant is launching new managed storage and cold storage services and reduced pricing

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Cisco and VMware eat their anticloud words

VMware once tried to rally the troops against Amazon by dismissing it as a 'bookseller.' Now the old guard has been forced to change its tune

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Windows Server Essentials: Still big for small businesses

Office 365 is a great tool for small businesses, but many still need local servers and joint cloud/on-premises administration

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The AWS-VMware deal will bear fruit ... eventually

VMware and Amazon have good reasons to develop a hybrid cloud partnership, but the results won't appear overnight

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VMware on AWS: A one-way ticket to the cloud

VMware private clouds will gain elasticity from the Amazon-VMware offering, but customers may eventually wonder why they need a private cloud at all

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4 no-bull insights into the AWS/VMware deal

Amazon plus VMware equals a hybrid cloud that enterprises can't resist. But here are four other things that could come of the partnership

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