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Yes, Oracle is finally serious about the cloud

By adding Elastic Compute and other IaaS options to the mix, Oracle hopes to hang on to its enterprise customers and usher them into the cloud era

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Oracle pushes into AWS territory with new IaaS services

Pricing and perceived security will be key differentiators in Oracle's more direct competition with Amazon Web Services, one analyst says

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First look: Microsoft Azure Active Directory Domain Services puts it all in the cloud

Here's a look at some of the ins and outs of a cloud-based method for making sure your apps have full Active Directory services -- and then some

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EMC and VMware regroup as Virtustream for hybrid cloud

VMware's new strategy will allow hybrid deployments of SAP HANA, legacy mainframe apps, and more

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Review: Amazon Aurora rocks MySQL

Amazon’s revved-up database service offers five times the throughput of MySQL and a formidable alternative to Oracle and SQL Server


AWS glitch strikes Netflix and Tinder, offering a wake-up call for others

Glitches in Amazon Web Services' North Virginia facility caused problems Sunday for Netflix, Tinder and other major websites.

Google Compute Engine adds bigger VMs, autoscaling

Google Compute Engine continues to grow, but it still lags behind Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in the market


Public cloud pullback: Real or imagined?

Production cloud applications incur high operational costs at scale, but whether those costs exceed the investment needed to do it yourself is an open question

5 ways to save money on your cloud costs

Quickly estimate the cost of your cloud environment

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Hey Google, it's time for a real cloud strategy

Google may be the world's most advanced technology company, but you have to wonder how serious it is about its enterprise cloud business

The cloud is too hard, so Intel launched a sweeping project to fix it

The first step is a project with Rackspace to make OpenStack easier to deploy and manage

Oracle extends cloud suite to cover entire order-fulfillment process

Two new additions flesh out the company's 'quote to cash' capabilities in the cloud

Oracle says it has completed its stack of cloud services

Oracle has launched 24 new services to help customers onto the cloud

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The private cloud is for suckers

Managers embrace private cloud solutions such as OpenStack because they keep IT in control, but are they simply old men shaking their fists at the public cloud?

Microsoft woos startups with $120K in cloud computing credits

The company is attempting to lure new customers to Azure cloud services with big savings through its BizSpark Plus program

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Review: CliQr clicks for cloud management

CliQr CloudCenter unlocks cloud portability with migration, governance, management, and benchmarking for multiple clouds

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First look: Joyent Triton puts cloud computing on a bare-metal diet

Joyent’s Docker-driven container compute instances are superthin, superfast, and supercheap

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Red Hat's CEO is dead wrong about the cloud

A dustup ensues after Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst asserts that the public cloud is 'obscenely expensive.' Guess who's pushing back?

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