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Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to ease management

Microsoft has added automated backup and patching for SQL Server databases running in virtual machines on its Azure cloud.


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AWS launches WorkMail for the enterprise

Amazon Web Services today launched a new product in its expansive service catalog in the cloud: WorkMail is a hosted email platform catering to enterprises.

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Microsoft's real-time processing engine boosts Bing, Azure services

Microsoft Research built Trill to radically speed up queries against real-time data -- but for now, it's for Microsoft use only.

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Microsoft previews OneDrive for Business for the Mac

Microsoft on Wednesday released the promised preview of OneDrive for Business for OS X, the first way to sidestep the browser to access company documents and the only way to sync files for offline use on a Mac.

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Microsoft previews free, updated Power BI business intelligence tool

Aiming at a mass business-user audience, Microsoft has released a preview of the next version of its cloud-based data visualization software, Power BI, with a promise to maintain a free option even after its general release.

Cisco’s evolving software, cloud strategy will hinge on hardware

New licensing strategy will use installed hardware base as the “real estate” on which to build.

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Oracle and Samsung said to be teaming up for mobile cloud delivery

Oracle and Samsung Electronics have reportedly forged a new partnership through which they will work together to deliver mobile cloud services.

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Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

Data management specialist Quantum wants to make it easier for enterprises to combine two of the major trends in storage: virtualization and public clouds.

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Facebook DOWN. Instagram OFFLINE. Lizard Squad: "HELLO"

Reptilian hackers Lizard Squad's claim denied by Facebook: Facebook was down for an hour. Instagram was down, too. And so were a services that rely on Zuckerberg's authentication system -- such as Tinder. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers...

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Update: Microsoft results lifted by cloud products, but profit drops

Microsoft's overall revenue for the last three months of 2014, totaled $26.5 billion, up 8 percent from the year before.

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Dropbox buys Pixelapse to add version control for visual designers

Dropbox has acquired visual design version control startup Pixelapse, adding another arrow to its competitive quiver.

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Box rides high on Wall Street

Box made a splashy entrance on the New York Stock Exchange Friday.

Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft is acquiring Revolution Analytics, a major commercial distributor of the R statistical programming language.

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Amazon to acquire Israeli startup Annapurna Labs for data center muscle

Amazon.com is to acquire a semiconductor startup in Israel, which has been operating secretively since it was set up in 2011.

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As Box's IPO looms, so do challenges

The road to an initial public offering is rarely smooth, but Box's journey has been one of the bumpier ones.

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Data center, cloud, SDN driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

The Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to exceed $25 billion in 2019, a compounded annual growth of 2.2%, according to Dell’Oro Group.

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Google supercharges cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

If you want the fastest possible storage performance for a database as inexpensively as possible, Google's cloud-based Local SSD for its Compute Engine platform could be the answer.

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IBM’s z13 and the case for the mainframe cloud

IBM has positioned its z13 mainframe as a singular platform for cloud computing. Is that a justifiable or even compelling argument?

Ravello promises enterprises cross-cloud app flexibility

Newly infused with a fresh $28 million in funding, this startup is betting its future on 'nested virtualization' technology.

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