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Cloud expected to make up three-fourths of data center traffic by 2018

Over the next four years, data center traffic is expected to nearly triple, largely thanks to a booming cloud computing industry.

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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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Amazon readies major cloud server reboot

Amazon Web Services will be updating a substantial number of its cloud servers, and customers are recommended to re-launch their instances in the coming days, according to AWS consultants; Xen hypervisor security bug could be to blame....

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MSN relaunch promises content and productivity and services (oh my)

Nadella -- slicing and dicing a new MSN: Microsoft has refurbished, rebuilt, reworked, redesigned, revamped, and relaunched a braaaaand new MSN! Better than ever (or so Microsoft says) So has MSN already jumped the shark, or has...

Microsoft begins dropping OneDrive's 2GB file size limit

Microsoft's following in the footsteps of Dropbox and Google Drive by removing OneDrive's 2GB file size limit, albeit with little fanfare.

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NASA launches massive cloud migration

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

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.

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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)

How the cloud can make IT shops more innovative

Jobs at many IT departments have been primarily about maintenance -- handling crashed email systems, ever-expanding security perimeters and users who bringing their own devices to the office

Another one bites the dust: Springpad says farewell

Every once in a while, I find myself writing an obituary for yet another product -- usually cloud-based -- that is readying itself to disappear. Back in 2010, I wrote an enthusiastic review of a cloud storage service called...

How to defend against Apple's Oleg Pliss iCloud attack

Australian Apple device users are finding their iDevices locked by some hacker demanding cash. Here's how to defend yourself, and what to do if you've been hit. [ABOVE: Neat highwayman image by Paul Townsend/Flickr.] Home...

5 reasons why Google can catch Amazon in the cloud

Google, according to industry analysts, is positioning itself to take on Amazon's dominance as a cloud provider. While it's lagging today, Google could catch Amazon and some day supplant its top position in the cloud.

Public cloud market ready for 'hypergrowth' period

The public cloud market is set for what one analyst firm calls 'hypergrowth.'

How to avoid paying Apple for extra iCloud storage

Apple offers just 5GB of free storage to iCloud users. Need more space? You've got to pay for it. If you don't want to do this, then you should take a look at these tips to keep your iCloud usage under control. Check your...

3 cloud storage tips

I wanted to share a few of the cloud storage tips I have been developing. The first one was included in a recent article at CIO Magazine. Tip 1: Before you think of storage in the cloud, you need to be sure to understand your use...

IBM's big letter about Big Brother and Big Blue

IBM: No worries. Feeling left out, IBM (NYSE:IBM) has finally decided to chime in on its stance regarding alleged, massive, blanket, Orwellian surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Due to fears that continued...

Google Apps for Business referrals: hard bargain or hard sell?

Google Apps: always be closing. Yesterday, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced a new sales program dubbed "Google Apps Referral Program" to help drive sales of the Google Apps software suite. Cheerfully described by some as a way of...

NOAA wants to turn its ocean of data into jobs

From ocean sensors to orbiting satellites, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collects about 30 petabytes of environmental data a year. Now it wants ideas about how best to use what its collected.

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