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Microsoft goes after Google and Amazon with hybrid cloud push

With a series of cloud announcements on Monday, Microsoft moved to put a stake in the ground with hybrid cloud computing.

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NASA launches massive cloud migration

NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the cloud in 22 weeks, but the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the cloud.

Hyper-convergence or just hype

It sure is hard to keep up in this fast changing technology world. Hyper-convergence is the latest new buzz word in data center circles. Third platform, Internet of things, object based storage, erasure coded disk, software-defined...

Microsoft ordered to turn over customer data stored in the cloud

Microsoft has been ordered to comply with a U.S. government demand for a customer's emails stored on a company server in Dublin, Ireland.

Enterprises increasingly look to the private cloud

Companies interested in moving to cloud computing are increasingly choosing a private cloud for the increased security and, often, compliance features instead of the public cloud, according to a recent survey.

Information technology kung fu

The world has changed. Information technology everywhere is the new normal, as almost everyone is connected in some way to the net. Television was the last big thing, but people are now even bypassing television and getting most of...

How to recover after a cloud computing misstep

Early adopters share their lessons learned on ramping up, scaling back and avoiding disasters in the cloud. Insider (registration required)

Oracle focuses on prepping databases as a service

As it preps Oracle Enterprise Manager to run private clouds, Oracle has released an update to the management software that offers the ability for organizations to offer production-ready databases as a service.

IBM adds OpenStack to its cloud marketplace

To make it easier for users to build their own private and hybrid cloud systems using IBM technology, the company has added its distribution of the OpenStack cloud hosting software to its recently launched online market of products...

HP looks to ease enterprise IT cloud fears

Hewlett-Packard hopes its focus on private clouds -- and its investment of muscle and money in the technology -- can convince enterprise IT executives that it can provide a secure way to enter the fray.

HP makes a case for the private cloud

Hewlett Packard is making the case for private and hybrid clouds in Barcelona this week at its annual HP Discover user conference.

When insiders become outsiders (and other cloud security challenges)

If you've ever been an IT hiring manager, you know the scrutiny that goes into the interview process as you seek to bring trustworthy and effective talent into your organization. (Also, it's a bonus when those potential employees...

Portability challenges for government agencies moving to hybrid clouds

The inaugural IDC Government Insights report, released earlier this year, paints a revealing picture of how the U.S. Federal Government is spending and planning to spend information technology (IT) dollars on cloud solutions. The...

A better way to design cloud storage: Learn from mainframes

Image: Dave Winer (cc:by-sa) What can the experience of managing IBM mainframes teach us about designing storage for public or private cloud computing? Plenty, it turns out... In my previous post, Designing Cloud Storage? Ditch

Designing cloud storage? Ditch the LUN!

Image: Mad cherub (cc:by) I'm always surprised that so many people still want to build their private and public cloud on logical units, served out by Fibre Channel SANs.  From my point of view, we should have ditched the LUN...

WD rolls out secure My Cloud drive, media hub

WD today announced My Cloud, an Internet-connected hard drive that is available in 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB capacities and offers a simple setup.

Citrix aims for VMware, Amazon with new cloud strategy

Citrix updated its cloud computing strategy, saying that its platform -- which is based off the Apache CloudStack project -- can span both private on-premises deployments and public clouds and is the only one in the market that takes...

Are your employees gambling on the public cloud?

How would you feel if a competitor picked up your product specs?  An investor got a copy of your quarterly financials before earnings?  An employee’s personnel file ended up with the press?  Not great? Yet employees within your...

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