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Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers

Oracle launched a new family of servers and a new Sparc chip, both aimed at customers considering x86 servers for a scale-out cloud infrastructure.

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Review: MongoDB Atlas shoulders the ops burden

Flexible configuration, rich tooling and great pricing make MongoDB's database-as-a-service offering an instant winner.

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Cloud group says simpler EU e-signature rules are still too complex

European Union rules for electronic signatures change on Friday to make a clear distinction between the identity of the person signing, and that of the authority guaranteeing the integrity of the data, but the technology needs to be...

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Backblaze wants to eliminate tape-based storage

Backblaze's B2 public cloud storage service has left beta, and the company has set its sights on getting businesses to replace their old tape-based storage systems.

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Outlook gains latest Salesforce-Microsoft integration

Microsoft's Outlook.com is used by some 400 million users around the world, so it's only natural that Salesforce wants its own software to play nicely with it. On Tuesday, the CRM giant announced a big step in that direction.

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Is Desktop-as-a-Service ready for business?

Licensing complications and an immature market limit where DaaS is useful, but desktops in the cloud are ideal for specific situations.

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54% off Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Portable Hard Drive - Deal Alert

The Toshiba Canvio Connect II is your all-in-one portable storage solution. The 1TB model is currently discounted dramatically from $119 down to just $55.

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Red Hat polishes JBoss EAP for a cloud-native future

Red Hat rolled out a major new release to its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform that's designed to offer better support for containers and cloud-native applications.

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Here's how NASCAR is digitizing race day

When cars left the starting line at Sonoma Raceway in California on Sunday for the start of the Toyota/Save Mart 350, they were taking part in the launch of a product designed to help NASCAR officials monitor and manage the 110-lap...

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Brexit: What it means for Tech (but don't panic)

Britain votes to leave the EU, but what does this mean for the technology industry? Let’s take a look at the situation in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...

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Bitnami's growth an indicator of continuing cloud dominance

Bitnami is making raw infrastructure smart. No wonder it's growing like weeds!

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Why the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU will have little effect on its data protection rules

U.K. businesses hoping for more relaxed data protection rules in the wake of the referendum vote will have to wait -- perhaps for a very long while.

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Oracle will give cloud users first dibs on its next big database update

Oracle's namesake database may have been born on-premises, but the next big update to the software will start off in the cloud, with the on-premises version delayed until later.

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Microsoft: Government's data gag order practices worse than first thought

Microsoft has significantly upped the tally of U.S. government gag orders slapped on demands for customer information.

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AWS and Azure clouds gain security OK from feds

Three vendors, including Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, have won a key U.S. government authorization that will allow federal agencies to put highly sensitive data on the cloud-computing services.

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Google Fiber and Webpass, sitting in a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

Alphabet is boosting its Google Fiber team with Webpass, a San Francisco-based ISP. The idea is to bring ludicrously-fast Internet access to more people, more quickly. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder symmetric gigabit for...

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Cloud or on-prem? This big-data service now swings both ways

There are countless "as-a-Service" offerings on the market and typically they live in the cloud. In 2014, startup BlueData blazed a different trail by launching its EPIC Enterprise big-data-as-a-service offering on-premises instead.

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Think tanks mull Geneva Convention for cybercrime

A Geneva Convention on cyberwar: That's how a panel of experts proposes to deal with the growing threat to critical infrastructure posed by the possibility of cyberattack.

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