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Microsoft Upgrades Azure SQL Database Service
News  |  1/30/2015
Microsoft cloud-database service nears parity with on-premises Microsoft SQL Server with support for larger databases and in-memory performance.
Amazon's Cloud Business: New Openness, Products, Competition In 2015
News  |  1/30/2015
Amazon will reveal its cloud computing service revenue for the first time later this year, bringing new insights while cloud competition sharpens.
5 Critical Cloud Security Practices
Commentary  |  1/29/2015
CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams details five steps to achieve a level of cloud security that goes beyond mere compliance.
Amazon WorkMail: A Challenger To Google
News  |  1/28/2015
Amazon Web Services may go head-to-head with Google when it launches WorkMail in the second quarter, but it wants to be BFFs with enterprise IT.
VMware: Cloud Management, Virtual Networking Paid Off In 2014
News  |  1/28/2015
VMware predicts better than 10% growth in 2015 as subscriptions become a larger part its revenue.
When Facebook's Down, Thousands Slow Down
News  |  1/28/2015
When Facebook went down this week, thousands of websites linked to the social media site also slowed down, according to Dynatrace.
Microsoft Power BI Makeover: 6 Big Improvements
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015
Microsoft's revamp of its cloud-based Power BI will challenge IBM, Tableau, and other business intelligence vendors. Here are six new ways it should appeal to users.
Molina Healthcare Looks To Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
News  |  1/27/2015
The Fortune 500 company expects operating savings from this private cloud strategy, using Nutanix appliances.
Google OKs Docker Container Registry Service
News  |  1/27/2015
Google adds Docker container registry and encryption service to keep customers' containerized workloads private and secure.
5 Cloud Contract Traps To Avoid
Slideshows  |  1/27/2015
A cloud contract is just that, a contract. As such, it carries with it all of the normal pitfalls of a contractual relationship -- and a few specialized ones. Here's how to identify and avoid the risks.
Docker: Less Controversy, More Container Adoption In 2015
News  |  1/26/2015
Docker CEO Ben Golub shrugs off the Rocket project flap, says Docker is well positioned for enterprise uptake in the coming year.
Ford Opens Palo Alto Research Center
News  |  1/24/2015
The company's focus on mobility has led it to expand its presence in Silicon Valley.
Cloud SLAs: Improvements Still Needed
Commentary  |  1/22/2015
There's been a slight improvement in cloud SLAs as leading service providers like HP, Amazon, and Google guarantee 99.95% uptime by the month, not year. But performance issues remain.
10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business
Slideshows  |  1/22/2015
With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind. Here are 10 options, ranging from simple data-visualization tools to complete cloud suites.
IBM Can't Shrink Its Way To Greatness
Commentary  |  1/21/2015
IBM saw revenue declines in every major business unit in 2014. Can the company do more than please investors with fatter margins?
VMware Offers 'One-Button' Disaster Recovery In Cloud
News  |  1/20/2015
VMware has added disaster recovery to its public cloud environment that makes use of existing, on-premises vSphere software and capabilities.
SAP Forecasts 7X Cloud Growth, Previews Next-Gen ERP
News  |  1/20/2015
SAP CEO Bill McDermott predicts fast growth through 2020, previews S4 Hana, a new suite of "simplified" ERP software.
Integration Moves Into The Cloud In 2015
Commentary  |  1/19/2015
If development is moving into the cloud, application integration should soon follow, argues George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit.
FreeBSD Gains Ground With Small Cloud Providers
News  |  1/19/2015
Can this 30-year-old version of Unix help DigitalOcean and other cloud startups compete with the likes of Amazon?
Fiber Mountain Sees Redesigned Data Center Nets
News  |  1/16/2015
Fiber Mountain's goal is to make data center networks more scalable with fiber and photonic switches, creating "the programmable light path."
How To Mess Up IT Budgeting In 2015
Commentary  |  1/16/2015
Two shifts have rocked the IT world: speed and constant upgrades. Factor those in or your budgets won't address reality.
Microsoft Trails Amazon, Google In Cloud Reliability
News  |  1/15/2015
CloudHarmony's benchmarking report on cloud service reliability shows Amazon shines in compute, Google in storage.
Gartner Gives Thumbs Up To Docker Security
News  |  1/14/2015
Docker containers isolate resources similar to Linux or virtual machine hypervisors, but fall short with management and administration, Gartner analyst says.
Oracle Details Cloud Cost-Cut Plan
News  |  1/14/2015
Oracle president Thomas Kurian touts IT cost savings through cloud software automation. Will "transparent" pricing and fixed-price consulting seal the deal?
Amazon Trumps Microsoft With C4 Virtual Servers
News  |  1/13/2015
Amazon outstrips Microsoft's new Azure offering with launch of C4 Xlarge, a 36-virtual-CPU server instance.
Google Launches Cloud Application Performance Tool
News  |  1/13/2015
Google Cloud Trace will help developers identify where the slowest user interactions are occurring with an application running on App Engine.
Verizon Cloud Outage Draws Overblown Angst
Commentary  |  1/12/2015
Verizon Cloud's planned 40-hour outage set off outraged critics, but long-term implications will make the cloud service more stable and more competitive.
University Of Phoenix Finds Payoff In Private Cloud
News  |  1/9/2015
Apollo Education Group implements vCloud classroom system to help track and analyze student data to improve academic outcome.
Microsoft Matches Amazon With Cloud Crypto Key Storage
News  |  1/9/2015
Microsoft's Azure cloud adds encryption key storage service, Docker Linux containers, and other features to better compete with Amazon.


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