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Bring back the price wars: Google Preemptible VMs now up to 33% cheaper

You'd have thought that the cloud computing price wars were over. You'd have been wrong, though.

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Oh, the irony: CloudVelox helps organizations move off Oracle

Oracle's acquisition a few months ago of Ravello was seen as a way to increase its cloud customer base. CloudVelox hopes to dash that.

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Google and Microsoft clouds enter the ring

It's fight day, and two companies are duking it out to decide who will be pronounced the second-in-line to the public cloud throne.

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GoDaddy goes cloud, and throws in applications for good measure

GoDaddy is jumping headfirst into last decade and, finally, offering a global cloud product.

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Dropbox takes the reins, moves off AWS and onto its own infrastructure

After years of relying on the Amazon cloud to store its users' files, Dropbox has shifted gears and begun using primarily its own technology instead.

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GoDaddy goes cloud, and throws in applications for good measure

GoDaddy is jumping headfirst into last decade and, finally, offering a global cloud product.

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Google Cloud Platform scores Spotify. Is the plan coming together?

It's always tempting to put changes in how a vendor performs down to an executive change. When it comes to Google's public cloud ambitions, it might just be justified.

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'State of the Cloud' report: Vendors make inroads on dominant players

Every year cloud management vendor RightScale runs a survey of cloud adoption. The results are always interesting reading.

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Cue the surprise: Oracle suggests Amazon's cloud isn't real

All is fair in love, war and technology marketing. In a fantastic example of ignoring the bleedingly obvious, Oracle wants to rewrite the playing field.

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Growing the IoT: Chaos vs. Curation

Virtually every paradigm-shifting technology goes through several key phases; time to assess where we are with the IoT

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Global public cloud market expected to hit $204B in 2016

The worldwide market for public cloud systems is projected to hit $204 billion this year, a 16.5% increase over the $175 billion market in 2015, according to analyst firm Gartner.

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Public cloud vs. on-premises: Which is more secure?

As the market continues to mature in 2016, organizations are more willing than ever to use cloud-based services. But questions about security remain. The great debate of whether public cloud or on premises infrastructure is more...

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Some scary (for some) statistics around file sharing usage

Cloud is big. File sharing is massive. Recent statistics show just how big and massive those things are.

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OAuth 2.0: The protocol at the center of the universe

Public APIs are becoming a crucial business asset. A strong API strategy depends on openness and standardization. A support for the OAuth 2.0 specification is the first step towards a successful and secure API model.

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IT shops will pass the cloud tipping point in 2016, survey finds

An IDG Enterprise survey of IT buyers indicates that, on average, more than half (56 percent) of a company's IT environment will be hosted in the cloud by the end of 2016, up from 44 percent today.

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New Microsoft Azure cloud security tools will work on premises, in Amazon’s cloud too

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company’s infrastructure security tools will protect not only the company's IaaS Azure public cloud, but customer environments and even those from competitors like Amazon Web Services.

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Microsoft moves to answer those pesky Safe Harbor concerns

News from Redmond that looks set to please Europeans generally and Germans in particular.

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Managed IT is not the future of the cloud

Application developers want to build applications. They do not want to manage infrastructure or take part in IT red tape. Where HP cloud could not succeed is at appealing to developers. They did not offer application services. They...

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