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Cloud provider pits 6TB hard drives in real-world face off

Cloud service provider Backblaze has published data comparing the performance of two of the leading providers of high-capacity hard drives.

Salesforce connects SharePoint files to its cloud with new tool

Salesforce Files Connect is a new solution from Salesforce that lets users index, search and share your SharePoint Online and on-premise files in one place.

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Mars STINKS. But probably no life, despite best efforts of bored journos

NASA feeds goldmine of speculation on slow news day: The MSL Curiosity rover sniffed some methane a while ago. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers desperately try to avoid making the obvious scatological gags (but fail).

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How to work out the kinks in the cloud

Large organizations are feeling the pressure to push ahead with software-defined data centers, even if they must build them using immature technologies.

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Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of Ubuntu Linux tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

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Do you know the laws that govern personal information in the cloud?

Keep your eyes open to data privacy regimes and cross-border communication.

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Microsoft to release Project Orleans as open source

Microsoft plans to open-source the framework that helps developers of cloud services like those behind the popular Halo 4 game.

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Microsoft touts improvements for many Azure services

Microsoft unveiled updates to many Azure services this week, previewing new services and moving others to general availability as full working versions.

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Now on CIO: 5 Infosec trends that will dominate 2015

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and collaborative with every coming year. To combat the threat in 2015, information security professionals must understand these five trends.

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The Pirate Bay -- on highway to The Danger Zone?

Well, OK, but all the cool kids are using private trackers: Swedish cops ripped The Pirate Bay off the net, when they raided its colo. But while 'IP enforcement' groups play Whac-A-Mole, the real criminals aren't inconvenienced in the...

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More than 30 vulnerabilities found in Google App Engine

There are serious vulnerabilities in Google App Engine, a cloud service for developing and hosting Web applications, a team of security researchers has found.

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Box unveils a new partner program to boost customer trust

Today Box introduced Box Trust, a partner program to certify solutions that are guaranteed to work with the cloud sync-and-store product.

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Building a private cloud, of sorts, with OwnCloud

You can decide which items you want shared with others, which devices you can access that data on and what apps you want to access that data. Linux know-how is a big plus.

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Google makes it easier to run Windows server apps on its cloud

Google is making it easier for Microsoft customers to run Windows workloads on Google's cloud.

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Microsoft, Accenture try to ease the path to the hybrid cloud

Microsoft and business consulting firm Accenture have released a package designed to make it easy to integrate in-house IT operations with Microsoft Azure cloud services.

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Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

If 2014 was the year that Apache Hadoop sparked the big data revolution, 2015 may be the year that Apache Spark supplants Hadoop with its superior capabilities for richer and more timely analysis.

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Your new legacy system: The public cloud

A commentary on public cloud as a new "legacy system" and what businesses need to consider.

Azure updates and human error caused Visual Studio Online outage

The second of two lengthy outages that hit Visual Studio Online in November was caused by the same kind of issues as the first.

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