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Why Microsoft's private Azure cloud will fail

Microsoft Azure has made great strides, but as a private cloud platform, it's going backward

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Amazon adds managed NAT gateways to Virtual Private Cloud

Previously clunky and difficult to set up, NAT gateways for Amazon Virtual Private Clouds are now a breeze -- but they have limits and aren't free

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Consistency is key to new Cloud Foundry certification program

The open source PaaS puts its new seal of approval on select Cloud Foundry editions, hoping the choice of versions and contributors will set it apart from Red Hat's OpenShift

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HP Enterprise Synergy servers: Flexibility for the cloud, but at what cost?

The Synergy line of servers uses a new hardware-level API for composing private and hybrid clouds, but cheaper software-only solutions may be good enough

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HP's Helion Public Cloud will soon ride into the sunset

HP is doubling down on private and managed cloud capabilities instead, the company says

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AWS security and compliance tools embrace enterprise clouds

Two new Amazon cloud products proactively deal with security issues before they become security and compliance problems

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Juniper unites the enterprise

New architecture, software, security wares bring cloud fabric to enterprise networks

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Is OpenStack ready for prime time?

For early private cloud adopters, the answer is a qualified yes

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The big greenfield cannabis cloud

The marijuana business is making the leap from paper ledgers to the cloud and big data analytics, offering a provocative example for us all

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What the hybrid cloud really means

Consistency between public and private cloud environments is key, and Microsoft has the tech lead -- and the big installed base -- to make hybrid happen first

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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

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6 innovations from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

New offerings around business intelligence, collaboration, data visualization, email, and private clouds should be on your radar

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Will the cloud automate operations out of existence?

Microsoft distinguished engineer Jeffrey Snover says the future is bright for ops, but sophisticated cloud automation suggests a different outcome

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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?

Cisco and IBM acquisitions show pressure is on to make OpenStack easier to use

The companies are aiming to speed up rollouts and cut management costs for private clouds

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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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First look: Windows Server 2016 goes on a cloud diet

Under the familiar skin, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 offers something very different

Microsoft boasts that new tool will control Amazon’s cloud, too

The new Operations Management Suite is described as multicloud, multivendor management platform

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