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Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management

The updates are aimed at companies that choose to run SQL Server on a virtual machine on Azure

Google supercharges cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

The company wants to offer a cheaper, faster alternative to RAM with its new solid state offering


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Azure Batch: A mash-up of PaaS and IaaS

As cloud services become more automated, the line between IaaS and PaaS continues to blur -- and large-scale cloud deployments get a whole lot easier

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Review: Mirantis takes the sting out of OpenStack deployments

Mirantis' wizardly discovery, configuration, deployment, and pre-flight testing tool takes you from zero to OpenStack in a matter of hours

Clouds

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

Microsoft adds key management to Azure cloud

A new Azure vault provides a way to store encryption keys in the cloud

Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Ubuntu Core provides a minimal Lightweight Linux environment for running containers

Azure updates and human error caused Visual Studio Online outage

Microsoft's account of the latest problems for its developer cloud service reveals excellent transparency -- and room for improvement

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There's no magic in PaaS, only trade-offs

Platform as a service might work like magic for some apps, but it's a series of painful trade-offs for others

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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

'The cloud is the new normal,' Amazon Web Services executive says

Andy Jassy touts larger customer cloud deployments at the AWS Re:Invent user conference

HP and Nokia join forces to build cloud-based networks for operators

The OpenStack-based platform will become available in the middle of next year

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Joyent open-sources its core technology

Cloud pioneer Joyent throws down the gauntlet to the bloated world of OpenStack with fresh open source releases

Google updates cloud with new virtual technologies and price cuts

Google has embraced the Docker container technology and expanded the Firebase mobile development platform

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Is there a point where a private cloud is cheaper than the public cloud?

Private cloud vendors say they've found it, analysts say it's not that easy

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GE: We’re going all-in with the public cloud

In an exclusive interview, COO of IT Chris Drumgoole outlines his aggressive plans to migrate to public cloud services -- and how they support GE's organizational goals

Microsoft researchers create a secure haven in the cloud

To ensure trusted cloud operations, Microsoft Haven uses a new type of virtual machine and a set of new Intel chip security calls

Google shakes up cloud services market with another price cut

Google fires back at Microsoft, which last week cut prices of some Azure services

Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

Oracle presents itself as a one-stop-shop for all things cloud: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. But will customers gain savings at all three layers?

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