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Don’t get surprised by the cloud’s data-egress fees

Moving your data out of a public cloud, even for normal transactions, costs you real money for every gigabyte. Here’s how to minimize the price

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Hybrid storage in 2018: still the Achilles heel of hybrid cloud strategies?

Hybrid has become better understood and less risky, but is still far from simple

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Data storage in Azure: Everything you need to know

Microsoft Azure has many data storage options, so how do you choose what to use? This guide explains the options

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Best practices for migrating data to the cloud

Moving petabytes of production data is a trick best done with mirrors. Follow these steps to minimize risk and cost and maximize flexibility

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Mingis on Tech: The lowdown on Cisco Live

Network World's Brandon Butler checks in from Las Vegas, where this week's Cisco Live is under way. The big story: Cisco's efforts to move from hardware to software, security and "intent-based networking."

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The high cost and risk of On-Premise vs. Cloud

This article discusses the costs and risks of maintaining your applications and infrastructure on premise vs. moving to the Cloud.

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How to avoid downtime and disruption when moving data

Increasingly organizations need to move data between data centers and/or the cloud, but the risk of downtime during transition is a sticking point.

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DevOps in the evolving digital enterprise

Digital enterprises operate with radically different datanomics than conventional physical businesses. Here, digital information is the business.

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Why Microsoft's Cosmos DB represents the future of cloud databases

Here are four reasons why there's more to Microsoft's new database as a service than minimal management and greater flexibility

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Datacenters decline as users turn to rented servers

Consolidation and the move to the cloud are behind the mega change in the industry

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Lessons learned from the recent AWS S3 outage

Cross-region replication and backups can help applications survive regional cloud service outages.

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Google Drive will let users stream files from the cloud

Google Drive users will be able to see all the files they have stored in the company’s cloud service on their desktop without downloading them, thanks to a new feature the company announced Thursday

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5 lessons from Amazon’s S3 cloud blunder -- and how to prepare for the next one

This week's service disruption to Amazon’s Simple Storage Service should be a wakeup call to make sure your cloud-based applications are ready for the next time the cloud hiccups

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Build your own sharing system, with help from Google engineers

From the minds at Google, Upspin is an open source project for building file-sharing infrastructure, but it's a long way from mass consumption

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3 enterprise-strength file sync services to check out

Popular file-sync services are great for individuals, but can lack controls for access, encryption and other services that enterprises require

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Amazon's Elastic Block Storage stretches control to individual volumes

With Elastic Volumes, EBS now lets you resize volumes and change their performance types on the fly

Apple's iCloud saved deleted browser records, security company finds

It’s unclear if Apple knew that its iCloud service was storing the deleted internet browsing histories

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Datanomics 101: The economics of data in a digital enterprise

The transformation of businesses to digital enterprises has created radical changes in Datanomics, the economics of data over its life cycle.

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