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A closer look: VMware's NSX extends to the public cloud

At VMWorld 2016, Network World's Brandon Butler chats with Guido Appenzeller from VMware about its move to extend NSX functionality to the public cloud.

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VMworld and VMware's continued attempts to maintain relevance

That 'VM' in VMware's name is increasingly becoming irrelevant as the company struggles to adapt.

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VMware CEO pledges cloud computing freedom

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, at the outset of the virtualization leader’s VMworld 2016 conference, shares the big news from the event, including new tools that make it easier for customers to build cross-cloud environments, as well as an...

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Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $4.3 billion.

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New York Public Library reads up on the cloud

Four years ago, the New York Public Library began to move its web properties to the cloud. Today, the library system has all of its nearly 80 websites in the cloud, has shrunk the number of on-premise servers by 40% and is running...

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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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