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Why OpenDNS succeeded where ISP DNS failed when Dyn was unavailable

An explanation of OpenDNS error handling. They bend the rules a bit, but last week, when Dyn was being attacked, it worked out for the best.

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IBM is folding object storage into its Bluemix cloud services

IBM is ditching the SoftLayer brand for its public cloud infrastructure, replacing it with Bluemix, the name it uses for the rest of its cloud services portfolio.

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Azure brings SQL Server Analysis Services to the cloud

SQL Server Analysis Services, one of the key features of Microsoft's relational database enterprise offering, is going to the cloud. The company announced Tuesday that it's launching the public beta of Azure Analysis Services, which...

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Platforms in the cloud take heavy lifting out of architecture tasks

As tech giants battle for cloud dominance, businesses looking to offload heavy-duty infrastructure tasks are reaping hefty rewards from platform-as-a-service offerings. Here’s how three IT leaders mixed and matched their powerful yet...

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CloudVelox eases migration of core business apps to the cloud

CloudVelox CEO Raj Dhingra shares his thoughts on how you get core business applications running in your data center moved into the cloud.

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Cloud services lift IT outsourcing market higher than expected

The global IT and business services industry had its strongest third quarter to date, bolstered by the record-high value in the as-a-service segment of the market.

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Wipro is buying cloud consultant Appirio for $500M

Bangalore-based consulting firm Wipro is buying Appirio to catch up with Accenture and Deloitte in the cloud applications business.

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Google overhauls its cloud storage offerings

There are big changes afoot for Google Cloud Platform's storage offerings. The company announced a complete overhaul of the storage options available to customers, complete with new storage tiers and reduced pricing.

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Clueless CIO cloud confusion continues

Top CIOs are still puzzled about what the cloud is. What rock have they been hiding under for the last decade?

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Schisms in the CPQ world, Icertis scores an Apttus defector

Salesforce's acquisition of Steelbrick caused a tectonic shift, the ramifications of which are still being felt.

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Gaining an “edge” in IoT

Creating IoT devices requires more than simply thinking about dumb sensors and minimal processing resources. What's needed to make IoT effective is processing "at the edge" that transforms things from data gatherers to...

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VMware-AWS deal could push more companies into the cloud

The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon's public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them.

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Azure roundup: FPGAs, new VMs and fresh Europe regions

Microsoft's big Ignite conference for IT pros wrapped up at the end of September, and that means the company offered a variety of new cloud capabilities to attract people to Azure. Here's what you need to know.

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IBM's Cleversafe storage platform is becoming a cloud service

The idea with IBM's new Cloud Object Storage service: If dispersing data among storage nodes can make it more secure and less prone to loss, spreading it across far-flung cloud data centers make it even more so.

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7 ways to take back control of your cloud strategy

Gaining visibility and control over cloud apps is the first step in putting IT professionals firmly in the driver’s seat with respect to cloud IT planning. Martin Johnson, Cloud Security Expert, Blue Coat discusses seven actions that...

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Michael Dell tells IT leaders all they need to know about the new Dell Technologies

Ahead of next week's Dell EMC World conference, CEO Michael Dell spoke with IDG Chief Content Officer John Gallant about what Dell and EMC customers can expect from the newly created Dell Technologies.

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Review: Ansible beefs up IT automation

Ansible 2 eases configuration management, while boosting playbooks, modules, and Windows support

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Syncplicity one-ups the file-sharing vendors on regional choice. But does it really?

There's a risk for vendors seeking to offer product differentiation. Is Syncplicity the latest to bump up to this issue?

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First look: Chef’s Habitat puts automation in the application

By packaging configuration and runtime requirements with the app, Habitat decouples automation from the infrastructure

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