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Alibaba enters U.S. cloud market, signaling global ambitions

The Chinese e-commerce giant's cloud business is expected to face an uphill battle in the U.S. market

IBM plugs OpenPower servers into SoftLayer cloud

Big Blue is trying to prime the pump for Power-based cloud computing services and challenge Intel in hyperscale data centers


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Walmart doubles down on OpenStack

After migrating one of the world's largest e-commerce operations to OpenStack last year, Walmart's technologists hungrily anticipate the latest improvements as the project evolves

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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

IBM puts software and cloud at the center of storage

The IBM Spectrum Storage strategy embraces multiple vendors and clouds

Microsoft adopts international standard for cloud privacy

Microsoft said it would follow a new standard for privacy from theISO for Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, and Microsoft Azure

HP courts enterprise workloads with new Helion private clouds

HP has seven new cloud services tailored for specific enterprise workloads, such as ERP and CRM

EMC's all-in-one compute appliance comes with an app store

Users will be able to download third-party tools to the VSPEX Blue converged appliance for midsized enterprises

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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

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

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