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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?

Oracle's Larry Ellison throws down the cloud gauntlet

Ellison has come full circle from cloud skeptic to the proprietor of a one-stop shop

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No, Citrix did not kill CloudStack

CloudStack's lifeblood is its user community, so the Citrix shakeup is much ado about nothing

HP buys cloud provider Eucalyptus, Marten Mickos to lead HP Cloud

Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos will head HP's Helion cloud services and software

Former Red Hat CTO now head of Google Cloud

Brian Stevens, who sheparded Red Hat into the cloud era, takes the helm of the Google Cloud platform

IBM secures SoftLayer with Intel trusted modules

Intel's Trusted Execution Technology helps the IBM cloud service meet stringent compliance and auditing regulations

A telco as cloud powerhouse? CenturyLink might pull it off

Telcos have tried and failed to become enterprise cloud juggernauts, but CenturyLink's 'developers first' approach -- and plunge in to Docker -- may give it a shot

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