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This new 3D XPoint memory could last forever

Intel and Micron may be touting their new 3D XPoint memory as the first new class of memory since 1989, but it bears a remarkable resemblance to another memory that's been around for years. That said, 3D XPoint is in a league of its...

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Intel & Micron 3D XPoint memory -- is it just CBRAM hyped up?

Intel and Micron announce 3D XPoint. Pronounced 'crosspoint,' it's a new form of solid-state, non-volatile memory, we're told. We're also told it's faster and more durable than NAND flash. But we're not told much else, except it's not...

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Alibaba eyes cloud computing expansion with $1 billion investment

The Chinese company has plans to open a second data center in the U.S.

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5 ways to save money on your cloud costs

Here's how to quickly estimate the cost of your cloud environment.

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Google offers users of its Compute Engine their own encryption keys

Google will let enterprise customers of one of its Cloud Platform services lock up their data with their own encryption keys, in case they're concerned about the company snooping on their corporate information.

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Amazon takes on MySQL with Aurora

Going forward, Amazon will position Aurora as its default database service.

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IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud

The DashDB data warehouse relies on in-memory technology to speed up analysis.

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Amazon posts a $92M profit as AWS sales nearly double

Amazon Web Services generated $1.8 billion in sales for Amazon in the second quarter, up about 80 percent from the $1 billion it brought in a year earlier.

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YouTube cofounder endorses paid version

YouTube is preparing to launch an ad-free subscription service, perhaps by year-end.

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The cloud is complex, so Intel's launched a sweeping project to fix it

Intel has kicked off a broad effort to push the adoption of the modern cloud infrastructure, which it says has been slow to take off because the software is complex and takes too long to deploy.

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Google lures businesses to Nearline with 100 PB of free cloud storage

Google on Thursday had its sights fixed firmly on Amazon as it launched its new, low-cost Nearline cloud storage service out of beta and into general availability.

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New York eases limits on Uber's growth

It's probably safe to say goodbye to "de Blasio" mode in Uber's app in New York.

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Silver Peak CEO: We're re-imagining the WAN for a cloud world

Silver Peak made its name as a top provider of wide-area network optimization capabilities. But the company has its sights set on a loftier goal today: Completely changing the way you build your entire WAN. Silver Peak is moving...

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Microsoft to make enterprise security tools available

Microsoft will be making two services generally available as part of the company's push to improve the security of businesses' data.

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IBM moves open-source business software to the cloud

IBM has set up a new code repository that aims to foster collaborative development of enterprise open source software and it may also drum up interest in its own Bluemix platform services.

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What’s behind Linux’s new Cloud Native Computing Foundation?

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is housed in the Linux Foundation and includes big names such as Google, IBM, Intel, Box, Cisco, and VMware, along with a variety of smaller companies like Docker, Cycle Computing, Mesosphere and...

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The best Chromebooks you can buy right now

Choosing a Chromebook can be a difficult decision -- but it doesn't have to be. A newly updated guide to picking the best device for your needs.

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Google releases a cloud manager ready for the enterprise

With Kubernetes, Google wants to help enterprises adopt a container-based micro-services architecture.

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