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Lessons learned from the recent AWS S3 outage

Cross-region replication and backups can help applications survive regional cloud service outages.

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Here’s why Google Cloud support is now priced per person

One of the key messages out of Google Cloud Next last week: The company has gotten serious about serving enterprise customers in a way that meets their needs. A key component of that is a new set of support plans for customers of its...

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Google ups the cloud ante to go for gold

A new found enterprise maturity was on obvious display.

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An action plan for cloud management

It’s important to keep track of the who, what, where, when and why of your data.

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Disaster recovery: How is your business set up to survive outages?

Can your business get by with an asynchronous backup or must that offsite server be updated by the second to keep the business up and running at all times.

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Google’s secret weapon in cloud computing: people

Google had several big tech and service announcements at this week's second annual Google Cloud Next. But that's not what seems to be drawing in customers.

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Google offers new 'Always Free' cloud tier to attract users

Google is having its customers get a taste of its cloud for free, without a time limited trial. The company quietly launched a new “Always Free” tier that lets people use small amounts of its public cloud services without charge,...

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Love Google? You might be ditching Slack for Hangouts Chat soon

Google Hangouts Chat is getting the Slack treatment, just days before Microsoft Teams finally debuts.

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Google's new cloud service eases data preparation for machine learning

Google launched a bundle of big data features on Thursday, including one that's supposed to ease the preparation of data for machine learning applications.

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Google announces three new cloud regions, contract discounts

Google announced Thursday that it’s launching new data centers in California, Canada, and the Netherlands, in addition to a suite of pricing changes.

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Google Drive will let users stream files from the cloud

Google Drive users will be able to see all the files they have stored in the company’s cloud service on their desktop without downloading them, thanks to a new feature the company announced Thursday.

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Google touts its enterprise chops in cloud keynote

Enterprises: Google wants you. That’s the message coming out of the first keynote address at the company’s Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. The tech titan’s Cloud team really wants enterprises to know that...

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Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM, with Qualcomm's help

Microsoft has warmed up to Qualcomm to make a Windows 10 PC based on its ARM chip, and now the companies are bringing Windows Server OS to ARM.

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite collaboration

Google’s G Suite has long mastered document collaboration. But now Microsoft Office has come on strong. Is it enough?

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Act-On wants to bring 'the Waze experience' to marketing automation

Sometimes metaphors are a good way of explaining things. Sometimes they're just about looking cool.

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Securing applications in the public cloud

In a 1990s-era data center, everything revolves around hardware and virtual machines. Monolithic applications are installed and run on servers. Servers themselves run in the private subnet (secure) or public (DMZ), and they have...

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MongoDB adds free tier and migration utility to its cloud service

Seeking to reduce barriers to entry, NoSQL database specialist MongoDB has added a free tier to its MongoDB Atlas database-as-a-service (DaaS) offering. The company has also announced a new utility to make it easier to migrate data...

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Salesforce launches custom image recognition tool

Salesforce is getting into the computer vision business with a new tool that lets users easily train a custom machine learning based image recognition system.

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HPE to pay $1 billion for Nimble Storage after cutting EMC ties

Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to acquire Nimble Storage, a vendor of all-flash and hybrid flash storage products, for $1 billion to pump up its offerings in those areas.

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IBM-Salesforce deal will bring Watson data into applications

Watson and Einstein are teaming up, and IBM and Salesforce hope the pairing proves as smart as it sounds. The two companies are working together to bring information from IBM systems into Salesforce’s products through a series of...

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