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Azure Stack: Good private cloud technology that you don’t need

The new private cloud from Microsoft stands out from the competition, but it goes against enterprises’ desire to shrink their datacenters

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Hybrid cloud? Private cloud? Public cloud? Multicloud? How to choose

It used to be cloud or no cloud, now it’s an argument around private, hybrid, public, and multicloud architectures. Don’t make the wrong choice

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Don’t waste your time with a hybrid cloud

The Achilles heel of the hybrid cloud is the private cloud, a technology platform that just isn’t up to the job

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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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Understand the multicloud management trade-off

Tools that abstract away the complexity of running multiple clouds can also hide powerful cloud-native features

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What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now

Cloud computing has evolved beyond basic SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS offerings, as the cloud matures to become the engine of enterprise technology innovation

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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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How Yahoo wrangles its giant private cloud

Yahoo VP of Cloud Services Preeti Somal pulls back the curtain on the internet company's vast private cloud—and offers valuable lessons any enterprise can use

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Serverless computing will drive out OpenStack private clouds

As public cloud services grow more compelling, OpenStack and other private cloud efforts are becoming fossils

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Docker's tops for devops, AWS is the cloud king

RightScale's 'State of the Cloud' survey also shows hybrid cloud beating public-only and private-only clouds, and Microsoft Azure making major inroads

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The future isn't cloud. It's multi-cloud

Cloud computing was supposed to simplify IT environments. Now, a study by Microsoft and 451 Research shows nearly a third of organizations work with four or more cloud vendors.

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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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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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6 trends that will shape cloud computing in 2017

Public, private, and hybrid cloud implementations will accelerate in 2017 as CIOs seek to take advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale to build core applications

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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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With OpenStack users, dev and test are king

The latest OpenStack User Survey shows that customers like to use the software to build private clouds for development and testing

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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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