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Review: DigitalOcean keeps the cloud simple

With a great UI, fast machines, low prices, and useful guides, DigitalOcean is an excellent choice for developers

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Why the cloud? In 2016, it was the lure of the new

This year the cloud became not only the new normal, but also an irresistible ecosystem of the most exciting new enterprise tech

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Cloud compute: AWS, Azure, Google, SoftLayer compared

AWS still offers the greatest variety of instance types, but its top rivals have differentiating features of their own

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Amazon accelerates and simplifies its cloud infrastructure offering

Services offer flexible GPU acceleration, simple virtual private servers and improved compute

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AWS is still a minnow -- but it makes big waves

As Amazon Re:Invent convenes this week, AWS claims $3.2 billion in revenue for its latest quarter, still a drop in the multi-trillion-dollar bucket of IT spending

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Tech Forecast 2017: Hiring, budgets, disruptive tech and more

Senior tech execs are optimistic heading into 2017, but with budgets and head count flat, should IT workers be worried?

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Oracle to buy DNS, cloud infrastructure provider Dyn

Dyn's internet optimization services may help Oracle deliver the hybrid cloud

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In five years, SaaS will be the cloud that matters

To help IT make the mental shift, the cloud industry uses analogs to the datacenter's divisions—but ultimately they'll merge into simply 'services'

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5 flavors of hybrid cloud transforming the enterprise

The cloud won't magically replace the datacenter anytime soon, and companies still have to grapple with managing on-prem and cloud systems together

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Cloud is a battle you can't win

You think your datacenter offers a better solution than AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform? Fuggedaboutit

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Which is cheaper: Public or private clouds?

That depends on how good you are at managing infrastructure. 451 finds labor efficiency and utilization severely impact total cost of ownership for private clouds

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Cisco and VMware eat their anticloud words

VMware once tried to rally the troops against Amazon by dismissing it as a 'bookseller.' Now the old guard has been forced to change its tune

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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

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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

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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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