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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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Amazon Web Services scores a Gartner clean sweep

Gartner is one of the more respected "traditional" analyst firms. So their recently published "critical capabilities" report is a must read.

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ScriptRock offers free vulnerability testing. Or what to do when AWS eats (some of) your lunch

Building on that backs of a massive platform player is both an opportunity and a massive risk. ScriptRock shows how to deftly maneuver past a voracious platform.

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Day two of re:Invent -- one (cloud) ring to rule them all

Just as the ecosystem recovers from the whiplash of rapid fire AWS announcements, another barrage comes. Who is in the crosshairs this time?

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AWS re:Invent and the risk of filling in the white space

This week sees Amazon Web Services, arguably the most important cloud computing vendor on earth, hold its annual conference. It is, once again, a warning for those intent on filling in the gaps in AWS portfolio.

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5 tips on cloud migration from those who know (with video)

For enterprises considering a move to the cloud, or even in the middle of a move right now, the transition can be daunting. But veterans who've been there can help you steer around the pitfalls.

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Gunning for a bit part, is VMware's public cloud ambition realistic?

Beyond the snarky tweets, there's some validity in VMware's approach. But just how big is its opportunity?

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NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

NTT Communications will provide its enterprise customers with direct private connectivity to Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services' public clouds through a new service, Multi-Cloud Connect.

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OOPS: Google ''loses'' your cloud data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

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Because the future of manufacturing is distributed, Infor acquires GT Nexus

Manufacturing and supply chains used to be vertically integrated and coupled. That is changing forever, and this acquisition is an indication of that fact.

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3 Minutes With Werner Vogels

At Amazon's AWS Summit in New York, Network World's Brandon Butler sat down with Amazon CTO Werner Vogels to discuss the latest cloud developments from the company.

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