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13 ways the cloud has changed (since last you looked)
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Companies, start your (hybrid) clouds: Azure Stack's first beta is coming

Meet Microsoft's latest attempt to bridge the on-premises and public worlds

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First look: Microsoft Azure Stack hits the ground running

Technical preview of Microsoft's hybrid cloud platform drives just like Azure, drawing on the same APIs, tools, and templates

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Global public cloud market expected to hit $204B in 2016

The move away from legacy IT will continue to fuel growth, Gartner says

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Microsoft will cut some Azure compute prices

Cloud pricing race to the bottom continues. Businesses using the Azure cloud platform will see their infrastructure bills shrink come February

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Review: Joyent Cloud runs closer to the metal

Through clever engineering, Joyent gives you faster startups and more speed than VM-based clouds

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Shakeup at Citrix continues: CloudStack products sold off

Move comes months after selling off GoToMeeting business


2016: The year we see the real cloud leaders emerge

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft know what it means to run hyperscale public clouds, while IBM is learning. Which will capture the enterprise as it lurches skyward?

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Review: Google Cloud flexes flexibility

Google’s elegant Cloud Platform makes it easy to spin up instances or simply tap Google APIs only when you need them

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Review: Microsoft Azure reaches beyond Windows

Microsoft's cloud built for Windows and .Net has exploded with open source options and big data services

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2015 was a banner year for the cloud

All the leading clouds added major new capabilities as adoption ramped up -- and one major player bowed out

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How sound is your cloud? Good luck measuring it

With all the variations in design, construction, and features, it's no wonder that benchmarking public clouds remains a challenge


Hosted bare metal emerges as alternative to IaaS cloud

When a VM in a public cloud isn’t good enough, some turn to physical servers

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Microsoft and HP reveal more details about cloud partnership

The deal will include new hardware and software that bring the two companies together

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Google's infrastructure czar predicts cloud business will outpace ads in 5 years

It's an optimistic prediction for the third-place hyperscale public cloud player

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Oracle insider: We're not walking the cloud talk

An unsolicited source inside Oracle blasts the company's cloudwashing -- and Oracle's habit of announcing cloud solutions way before their time

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Yes, Oracle is finally serious about the cloud

By adding Elastic Compute and other IaaS options to the mix, Oracle hopes to hang on to its enterprise customers and usher them into the cloud era

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Oracle pushes into AWS territory with new IaaS services

Pricing and perceived security will be key differentiators in Oracle's more direct competition with Amazon Web Services, one analyst says

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First look: Microsoft Azure Active Directory Domain Services puts it all in the cloud

Here's a look at some of the ins and outs of a cloud-based method for making sure your apps have full Active Directory services -- and then some

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