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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

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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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Google's Diane Greene: Here's why enterprises want our cloud

Google's new senior VP outlines her plans to grow the company's enterprise cloud business -- and what she sees as the top benefit of Google's cloud

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Google's cloud strategy becomes clearer with TensorFlow

Google is open sourcing key frameworks, from container management to load balancing and machine learning. With the announcement of Google's new machine learning hardware, its cloud platform strategy is becoming clear. Here's how.

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Amazon discovery service marks on-premises apps for assimilation

Amazon's service for surveying apps ahead of cloud migration is generally available -- but don't expect a hybrid option from the cloud giant

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Can Oracle buy its way into the cloud?

'You know the end game will likely be to merge with Salesforce,' one analyst says

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OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what?

IT vendors and telecos are the heaviest users of the open source cloud software, bi-annual survey data shows

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9 new cloud features Amazon announced, and 1 it didn't

Amazon Web Services held a Summit today in Chicago and announced nifty new tools for its cloud, but one rumored product that could have Amazon’s cloud partners worried remained under wraps.

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