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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


OpenStack Newton serves up a heaping helping of scalability

The next release of OpenStack made its debut on Thursday with a raft of new features for better scalability and resiliency.

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Driving digital transformation with the cloud

Brian Stevens, vice president of Google Cloud Platform, offers a deep view of what moving to the public cloud entails for enterprises


As Adobe and Microsoft Azure ink cloud partnership, Amazon looms

Adobe will run three of its most popular SaaS apps on Microsoft's IaaS cloud -- but it's still using Amazon Web Services too

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3 strikes against the public cloud

AWS, Azure, Salesforce, and the rest enable you to build and/or deploy stuff in record time -- but those clouds aren't killing on-prem IT for good reason

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Why Oracle won't beat Amazon

Sure, Oracle has made serious inroads in enterprise SaaS. But the company's chances in IaaS remain slim

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Larry Ellison doubles down on the cloud

Ellison's fresh IaaS push and a 'cloud first' road map for the Oracle Database now leave no doubt about the company's cloud seriousness

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Google's infrastructure for everyone else

By promoting containers as the building blocks of infrastructure, Google is hoping to leapfrog over Amazon to become the infrastructure setup of the future. Their advertisement campaign for Google Cloud Engine also points to this goal....

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The trouble with the hybrid cloud

To have a hybrid cloud, you need a private cloud -- but does one really need to be an extension of the other?

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Cloud backup could have prevented Delta's meltdown

Traditional disaster recovery can be too expensive to implement, but cheaper cloud options render that risk unacceptable

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AWS, Microsoft, Google, and IBM: 2 clouds won't survive

Today, four companies dominate IaaS -- but that could easily thin out in a few years


Four US firms rule the world's cloud infrastructure

There are plenty of companies vying for a piece of the worldwide cloud infrastructure market, but the top four -- all in the U.S. -- currently dominate by such a wide margin as to effectively leave their competitors in the dust.

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Customer service: The next challenge for cloud providers

Customer service is still a new concept for many cloud providers, but you can make sure you get what you need by communicating clearly

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Why cloud workload portability is a pipe dream

Nobody likes lock-in, the risk of which has dogged the public cloud from the start. But even in the container era, can it really be prevented?

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Who’s got the best cloud latency?

It depends on where you are. But remember: Your mileage may vary

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Who's right behind Amazon in IaaS cloud revenue? Not Microsoft

IDC's IaaS cloud revenue projections peg IBM at no. 2 and Microsoft at No. 3

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Which cloud is on top? Ask devs, not CIOs

A recent survey indicates CIOs favor Microsoft Azure, but their opinion matters less than that of developers who are actually building in the cloud

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From infrastructure-as-a-service to workforce-as-a-service

From an alternative to racks of servers deployed in data centers, cloud computing is becoming the enabler for a scalable and flexible workforce: an on-demand workforce.

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