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Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools

Workloads moved to the cloud must be managed properly, so Microsoft has released new tools to help system administrators bridge their in-house data centers with Azure services.

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From CoreOS to Nano: Micro OSes strip down for containers

CoreOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu, VMware, Rancher, and Microsoft put unique twists on the stripped-down, container-focused, cloud-scale operating system.

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More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped last quarter

Worldwide enterprise storage shipments were up more than 41% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2015 with 28.3 exabytes of capacity shipping, mainly for company servers.

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Microsoft slashes at Bing Maps and Advertising (is Lumia next?)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wields scalpel in strategic sacrificial sales: Advertising to AOL and Maps to Uber. But what of the loss-making Lumia smartphone business?

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Oracle seeks to simplify e-store creation, management with new Commerce Cloud

Continuing its effort to catch up in the cloud, Oracle unveiled a new software-as-a-service product aimed at e-commerce providers.

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Nadella's new mission for Microsoft: Help people 'achieve more'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out his new mission for the company in an email sent out Thursday to all employees.

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Microsoft Office for ANDROID phones: Yes! Download for free (kinda)

Want Microsoft Office on your Android smartphone? Well here you go. And it's absolutely free -- but with some paid features. Amazing...

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Does the cloud even exist?

'The cloud' is actually a collection of hundreds of individual clouds, all of which operate independently from one another. This independence fosters massive levels of innovation, but it also creates immense complexity for enterprise...

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Researchers to use Google cloud to aid in genome analysis

Researchers at MIT and Harvard are partnering with Google to use its cloud platform to take genomic data and use it to find cures to diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Snowflake Computing opens data warehouse to the masses

Snowflake Computing announced that its cloud-based data warehouse service is available to all users.

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IBM, Box partner on cloud analytics technologies

IBM and online storage firm Box have formed a wide-ranging cloud technologies partnership that will allow Box users to apply Watson Analytics know-how to their content while IBM customers can use Box's content collaboration platform.

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Open Container Project forces forks to COMPLY

Docker and CoreOS declare peace in our time. The newly-minted Open Container Project (OCP) is governed by the Linux Foundation, and brings together the main containerization and composability factions, with a who's who of vendors and...

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Docker offers enterprise support, software for containers

Organizations that want to explore the use of Docker containers can now tap into commercial support, as well as new software, to help them manage the new technology.

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Enterprise financials in the cloud? Why the fog of skepticism may be lifting

Spreadsheets and email documents are a bigger threat than the cloud, says Forrester Research’s Liz Herbert.

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Cloud plays prominently in an IT overhaul at Milwaukee Tool

Eric Hanson, VP of Information Technology and Business Optimization at Milwaukee Tool, joined the company five years ago to help rethink IT as the company was remaking itself. Cloud ended up playing a critical role, especially when...

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Oracle goes all in on cloud services

The company launched 24 new services to help its customers get into the cloud.

VMware gets help to build and deploy cloud apps more easily

The company has, just like its competitors, partnered with app packaging company Bitnami.

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Microsoft needs SDN for Azure cloud

Couldn't scale without it, Azure CTO says.

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