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Universal Data Plane demo: Multi-cloud clusters spanning AWS and Azure UNIVERSAL DATA PLANE DEMO: MULTI-CLOUD CLUSTERS SPANNING AWS AND AZURE

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Sep 22, 2016

It's the idea that you could have a single, programmable data management platform that spans any workload, any cloud, and any storage tier.

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ARM servers help make software-defined storage ready for the cloud era ARM SERVERS HELP MAKE SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE READY FOR THE CLOUD ERA

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Feb 28, 2017

Cloud environments at least the real ones, like those in Amazon, Facebook, and Google use distributed systems as their foundation. And as a leading distributed storage company, Hedvig definitely has a vested interest in that outcome.

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Moving to the Cloud? Avoid these Common Mistakes MOVING TO THE CLOUD? AVOID THESE COMMON MISTAKES

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Jul 31, 2017

Moving to the cloud, however, despite the promised benefits, does not come without its challenges. One thing I've discussed before is ensuring that your network is prepared. Recently, however, I had the opportunity to discuss additional common cloud mistakes with some cloud and storage experts.

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What Multi-Cloud Means for Managed Services WHAT MULTI-CLOUD MEANS FOR MANAGED SERVICES

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Aug 15, 2017

Multi-cloud environments have quickly become the new normal, and hybrid cloud is now an inevitability for many enterprises. RightScale reports that cloud users are running their applications in an average of 1.8 public clouds and 2.3 private ones.

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Cloud First, Encryption Second? CLOUD FIRST, ENCRYPTION SECOND?

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Dec 06, 2016

Many do not consider the government an early adopter of technology or an operator of data centers at the bleeding edge of innovation. The Cloud First initiative was meant to drive greater adoption of cloud computing amongst government organizations to help achieve cost savings and all the other wond...

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IBM Cloud Secure Virtualization: A HyTrust Joint Solution with IBM Cloud and Intel IBM CLOUD SECURE VIRTUALIZATION: A HYTRUST JOINT SOLUTION WITH IBM CLOUD AND INTEL

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Mar 20, 2017

HyTrust is proud to announce our new joint solution with IBM Cloud and Intel, IBM Cloud Secure Virtualization. This new offering solves for security and compliance barriers to cloud adoption, enabling organizations, especially in highly regulated industries, to take full advantage of the efficiency,...

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4 Hybrid Data Storage Strategies for Healthcare Providers 4 HYBRID DATA STORAGE STRATEGIES FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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Aug 17, 2017

The cloud is a tried-and-true way to make IT more efficient and save money. Companies of all sizes and in all industries rely on the cloud for storing data and running applications. Well, almost all industries.

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How to Help Customers Transition to the Cloud HOW TO HELP CUSTOMERS TRANSITION TO THE CLOUD

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Aug 24, 2017

There are two ways service providers and resellers end up transitioning their customers to the cloud.

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Netskope Threat Research Labs analysis of ongoing cloud aware data theft attack NETSKOPE THREAT RESEARCH LABS ANALYSIS OF ONGOING CLOUD AWARE DATA THEFT ATTACK

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Jul 25, 2017

Netskope Threat Research Labs has become aware of an ongoing data theft attack. The attack begins as an email attachment and results in the installation of banking and credential theft malware, including Ursnif.

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Coin mining malware heads to the cloud with Zminer COIN MINING MALWARE HEADS TO THE CLOUD WITH ZMINER

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Aug 24, 2017

Netskope Threat Research Labs has detected several samples related to a coin miner malware named Zminer. The kill chain begins with the delivery of a drive-by download Zminer executable that downloads payloads from Amazon S3 cloud storage to a victim’s machine and then uses the machine’s...

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Cloud Service Brokerages: How CSB’s Fit in a Multi-Cloud World CLOUD SERVICE BROKERAGES: HOW CSB’S FIT IN A MULTI-CLOUD WORLD

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Aug 21, 2017

Cloud technology continues to both support and disrupt the evolution of digital business. Not surprisingly, spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms is expected to grow at a 30% CAGR from 2013 to 2018 compared with 5% growth for overall enterprise IT.

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Multi-Cloud Defined: What Is Multi-Cloud, Exactly? MULTI-CLOUD DEFINED: WHAT IS MULTI-CLOUD, EXACTLY?

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Sep 12, 2017

We’ve been talking about multi-cloud a lot lately here at BMC, and for good reason: managing the complexity of today’s evolving IT environments is what we do.

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Truth or Myth: 5 Cloud Computing Claims Put to the Test TRUTH OR MYTH: 5 CLOUD COMPUTING CLAIMS PUT TO THE TEST

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Sep 27, 2017

Although cloud computing has become standard practice for most IT organizations, the idea is still surprisingly misunderstood.

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Top 5 Capabilities of Multi-Cloud Discovery TOP 5 CAPABILITIES OF MULTI-CLOUD DISCOVERY

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Oct 04, 2017

Holistic cloud management includes multiple initiatives, but one of the most important is also commonly overlooked: discovery.

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Are Application-Specific Clouds the Best Choice for File Storage? ARE APPLICATION-SPECIFIC CLOUDS THE BEST CHOICE FOR FILE STORAGE?

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Aug 11, 2017

These app vendors are on the right track. Cloud object storage that is infinite, has geo-redundancy built-in, and eliminates the need to purchase, provision, and refresh on-premises NAS infrastructure is definitely where the market is headed.

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6 Reasons Your Creative Team Should Use a Cloud File System for Mac File Sharing 6 REASONS YOUR CREATIVE TEAM SHOULD USE A CLOUD FILE SYSTEM FOR MAC FILE SHARING

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Sep 20, 2017

Here are 6 reasons top media, advertising, and consumer brand firms, as well as in-house design departments, are turning to cloud storage platforms like Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, and IBM Cloud Object Storage and cloud file system solutions like Nasuni as the new way to share and transfer large Mac...

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Is My Data Safe in the Cloud? IS MY DATA SAFE IN THE CLOUD?

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Sep 01, 2017

In some cases, worries about security are likely keeping companies from being more aggressive in moving to the cloud.

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Three Ways to Get Your Multi-Cloud Costs Under Control THREE WAYS TO GET YOUR MULTI-CLOUD COSTS UNDER CONTROL

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Sep 20, 2017

The thought of putting your company’s sensitive data in the cloud brought concerns about security, and likely some sleepless nights worrying about outages.

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Top 5 Trends Shaping Up The DC and Cloud Markets TOP 5 TRENDS SHAPING UP THE DC AND CLOUD MARKETS

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Aug 30, 2017

A decade ago, the first cloud computing service became commercially available. It has since been revolutionizing the way businesses consume, process, and share information. It has come a long way from being an industry buzzword to a prominent strategy for organizations looking to impact their agilit...

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Why More than 50% of Cloud Deployments Today are Hybrid WHY MORE THAN 50% OF CLOUD DEPLOYMENTS TODAY ARE HYBRID

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Sep 06, 2017

By enabling public, private and virtual private cloud infrastructure to co-exist and thrive, the hybrid model is reshaping enterprise IT dramatically. According to a recent survey by Netmagic at the 2017 Cloud Leadership Summit, hybrid is now the preferred deployment model for more than 50% of compa...

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TO CLOUD OR NOT TO CLOUD? TO CLOUD OR NOT TO CLOUD?

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Aug 06, 2017

Cloud has many options, standards and methodologies for implementation and configuration.

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TRANSFORMATION MATTERS: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF DEVOPS TRANSFORMATION MATTERS: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF DEVOPS

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Jul 20, 2017

According to the folks at ZDNet, the use of cloud computing will be the only way to deliver the customer experience that will help to ensure the survival of your business in the longer term.

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Red Hat Shares April 2017: OpenStack and private clouds RED HAT SHARES APRIL 2017: OPENSTACK AND PRIVATE CLOUDS

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Apr 26, 2017

OpenStack lets you design a unique yet standardized cloud platform—but why and how are other enterprises using it? We cover that with advice and research.

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Red Hat Shares September 2017: public, private, or hybrid cloud? RED HAT SHARES SEPTEMBER 2017: PUBLIC, PRIVATE, OR HYBRID CLOUD?

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Sep 15, 2017

The differences between public, private, and hybrid clouds may be nuanced, but what you get out of them should be crystal clear. Learn about these differences today.

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Building an Open Cloud Strategy BUILDING AN OPEN CLOUD STRATEGY

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Sep 20, 2017

Open Cloud is not just using Open Source software to build private or hybrid clouds. In my opinion, it is also the adoption of the open source culture and best practices as the cornerstone of an Open Cloud Strategy.

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Simplifying Hybrid Cloud with Automation SIMPLIFYING HYBRID CLOUD WITH AUTOMATION

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Sep 22, 2017

A good cloud management platform (CMP) is a simple application that allows properly identified users to create the resources they need in multiple cloud providers without worrying about the different provider interfaces.

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cloudchat Recap: Talent, Experience and the Cost of Expertise CLOUDCHAT RECAP: TALENT, EXPERIENCE AND THE COST OF EXPERTISE

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Sep 25, 2017

We learned in our previous #cloudchat series that IT transformation is a journey, not a destination. This week, we heard this theme again, in the context of IT decision makers’ careers.

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Rackspace to Provide Partner Managed Cloud for SAP Software RACKSPACE TO PROVIDE PARTNER MANAGED CLOUD FOR SAP SOFTWARE

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Sep 26, 2017

Rackspace® announced today an agreement with SAP® (NYSE: SAP) to provide a partner managed cloud for SAP software solutions.

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Big Data and the Cloud are Disrupting the Financial Services Sector BIG DATA AND THE CLOUD ARE DISRUPTING THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR

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May 12, 2016

The financial services sector is looking to Big Data and the cloud to invest in evolving processes and improving customer service but face a number of challenges toward integrating these technologies.

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Rising Cloud Traffic Transforms Networks RISING CLOUD TRAFFIC TRANSFORMS NETWORKS

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Nov 10, 2016

Cloud traffic will represent 92% of all data center traffic, dramatically outpacing traditional data center traffic which is expected to be 8 % by 2020.

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No-Cost VM Migration to Google Cloud Platform Now Available With CloudEndure NO-COST VM MIGRATION TO GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM NOW AVAILABLE WITH CLOUDENDURE

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Mar 21, 2017

The new migration service provides companies with a fast, easy, and no-cost way to migrate to GCP without disrupting business. All you have to do is click the “Import VM” button in the VM Instances section of the Google Cloud Console.

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The Best & Worst Cloud Migration Stories THE BEST & WORST CLOUD MIGRATION STORIES

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May 04, 2017

The biggest challenges companies still encounter when trying to migrate servers to the cloud include minimizing downtime, staying within budget, and preventing performance disruptions.

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How to Choose the Right Cloud Infrastructure for Your Company HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE FOR YOUR COMPANY

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Jun 12, 2017

The highest growth is expected to come from cloud infrastructure services (IaaS), followed by cloud application services (SaaS).

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How to Win Support for Your Cloud Migration Strategy HOW TO WIN SUPPORT FOR YOUR CLOUD MIGRATION STRATEGY

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Jun 10, 2017

Despite the hype around the cloud, there are plenty of reasons to be concerned about cloud migration.

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Rule the 3 Kingdoms of AWS Cloud Computing With Game of Clouds 2017 RULE THE 3 KINGDOMS OF AWS CLOUD COMPUTING WITH GAME OF CLOUDS 2017

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Jul 12, 2017

With the upcoming release of Game of Thrones Season 7, it’s the perfect time to share our newest Game of Clouds map, which features the top cloud computing software and services available on AWS Marketplace.

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6 Cloud Experts Share Strategies for Minimizing Downtime During Migration 6 CLOUD EXPERTS SHARE STRATEGIES FOR MINIMIZING DOWNTIME DURING MIGRATION

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Jul 06, 2017

One of the biggest concerns that arise when planning cloud migration is how much downtime your system will experience and to what extent it will affect business operations.

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Azure HDInsight training resources – Learn about big data using open source technologies AZURE HDINSIGHT TRAINING RESOURCES – LEARN ABOUT BIG DATA USING OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGIES

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Sep 19, 2017

Azure HDInsight is the only fully-managed cloud Hadoop & Spark offering that gives you optimized open-source analytic clusters for Spark, Hive, MapReduce, HBase, Storm, Kafka, and Microsoft R Server backed by a 99.9% SLA.

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Keep credentials out of code: Introducing Azure AD Managed Service Identity KEEP CREDENTIALS OUT OF CODE: INTRODUCING AZURE AD MANAGED SERVICE IDENTITY

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Sep 14, 2017

A common challenge in cloud development is managing the credentials used to authenticate to cloud services.

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When Should I Use a Hosted Private Cloud? WHEN SHOULD I USE A HOSTED PRIVATE CLOUD?

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Sep 18, 2017

In a hosted private cloud model, the infrastructure, data center facilities, power and cooling and a variety of services and security options are provided by a service provider.

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Designing a Private Cloud for PCI Compliance DESIGNING A PRIVATE CLOUD FOR PCI COMPLIANCE

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Sep 13, 2017

Employing multi-layer security architecture, the Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) in the above architecture diagram is securely isolated from other networks and applications in the cloud.

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Why Bird is the Word When it Comes to Cloud Migrations WHY BIRD IS THE WORD WHEN IT COMES TO CLOUD MIGRATIONS

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Jun 06, 2017

3 Ways to Be an Arctic Tern During Cloud Migrations.

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Why Security SaaS & IaaS are the PB&J of the Cloud WHY SECURITY SAAS & IAAS ARE THE PB&J OF THE CLOUD

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Jul 13, 2017

We’re on a mission to make your business more profitable, and there’s more opportunity in the cloud than just about any other technology segment right now. In our last post.

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The Lure of Cloud Applications & Infrastructure THE LURE OF CLOUD APPLICATIONS & INFRASTRUCTURE

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Aug 24, 2017

According to research firm IDC, 80% of enterprise companies will adopt hybrid cloud architectures by 2018.

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Cloud Trends to Keep an on Eye on in 2017 CLOUD TRENDS TO KEEP AN ON EYE ON IN 2017

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Sep 11, 2017

Forrester, Gartner, and IDC unanimously agree that the cloud presents huge growth opportunities for managed service providers (MSPs).

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Try Cloud Essentials: A free hands-on resource from Microsoft TRY CLOUD ESSENTIALS: A FREE HANDS-ON RESOURCE FROM MICROSOFT

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Jun 27, 2017

Find out how Microsoft Cloud Essentials can help you get the necessary experience, training, and support to make your journey to the cloud successful.

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New cloud storage options for Office on Android NEW CLOUD STORAGE OPTIONS FOR OFFICE ON ANDROID

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Dec 01, 2016

We are excited to announce that the Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) is now available for the Office apps on Android devices.

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Fast and Easy Containers: Azure Container Instances FAST AND EASY CONTAINERS: AZURE CONTAINER INSTANCES

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Jul 26, 2017

Containers have fundamentally changed the way developers develop their applications, the way applications are deployed, and the way system administrators manage their environments. Containers offer a broadly accepted and open standard, enabling simple portability between platforms and between clouds...

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Managing your resources with Azure Cloud Shell MANAGING YOUR RESOURCES WITH AZURE CLOUD SHELL

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Aug 15, 2017

Back in May this year we announced the public preview of Azure Cloud Shell. If you haven’t tried it out yet, Azure Cloud Shell gives you a new way to manage your resources in the Cloud.

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Scaling Cloud Networking Up and Out SCALING CLOUD NETWORKING UP AND OUT

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Jun 20, 2017

The broad adoption of Arista’s 100G spines and the enthusiastic acceptance of Arista’s R series exemplify the demands of cloud networking.

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Evolution from PINs to PICs Cloud Networking EVOLUTION FROM PINS TO PICS CLOUD NETWORKING

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Aug 07, 2017

Networking is simply so cool again after decades of static and stagnant silo designs. The rapid acceptance of universal cloud spine across a variety of clouds and industry verticals is a testament to just how critical of a problem this is to IT.

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Got Data Silos? Here’s What You Should Do About Them GOT DATA SILOS? HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD DO ABOUT THEM

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May 17, 2017

Silos prevent the sharing of ideas and resources and limit the user’s visibility into the business.

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Do You Have a SaaS Checklist? DO YOU HAVE A SAAS CHECKLIST?

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Aug 23, 2017

There are so many companies using “cloud services” and so many cloud providers out there. What are the top questions you should be asking a cloud provider?

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Debunking paranoia over Cloud Security- A wakeup call from the future DEBUNKING PARANOIA OVER CLOUD SECURITY- A WAKEUP CALL FROM THE FUTURE

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Jan 17, 2017

The year is 2025. Progress in cloud-based technologies has accelerated multifold everywhere except in Cynicalville. This place is populated by enterprises that were, and still are, not too sure about Cloud Computing.

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Cloud – The way forward for Test Automation tools CLOUD – THE WAY FORWARD FOR TEST AUTOMATION TOOLS

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Jul 03, 2017

Cloud infrastructure helps the QA team to run their automated tests in almost all the platforms, browsers with a variety of versions and mobile devices available nowadays.

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10 advantages of cloud computing for small businesses 10 ADVANTAGES OF CLOUD COMPUTING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jul 17, 2017

Wondering whether you should move to the cloud? Any three of these advantages would be enough to convince many businesses to move their business into the cloud. But when you add up all 10? It’s approaching no-brainer territory.

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Meet the Trailblazer: Intrepid’s adventurous cloud technology transformation MEET THE TRAILBLAZER: INTREPID’S ADVENTUROUS CLOUD TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION

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Jul 20, 2017

Intrepid Group wanted to take its customers on a more personal journey, as well as lay the foundation for international expansion. To achieve these objectives, the world’s largest adventure travel company underwent a cloud technology transformation.

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Vulnerability Remediation to the Cloud and Beyond VULNERABILITY REMEDIATION TO THE CLOUD AND BEYOND

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May 03, 2017

Security teams often use a variety of vulnerability management and response tools to assess and address the vulnerability situation across the organization, frequently using different sets of tools for different environment types.   This often makes getting a single picture of the current ...

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Cloud Governance vs Cloud Management: What’s the Difference? CLOUD GOVERNANCE VS CLOUD MANAGEMENT: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Aug 18, 2017

While clouds have proliferated in enterprise organizations – public, private, hybrid– it has become increasingly important to define strategy around cloud governance and management. A first step in establishing a successful multi-cloud strategy is simply making clear the difference betwe...

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Your Keys To Success With Cisco Spark YOUR KEYS TO SUCCESS WITH CISCO SPARK

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Jun 16, 2017

You understand moving to a cloud collaboration suite could complement, or even replace, your current unified communications (UC) solution. But, until now, you’ve hesitated to invest in a public cloud-based service.

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Is It Time To Look At Skype For Business And Cloud PBX? IS IT TIME TO LOOK AT SKYPE FOR BUSINESS AND CLOUD PBX?

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Jun 09, 2017

Cloud PBX is Microsoft’s technology for enabling call control and PBX capabilities in the Office 365 cloud using Skype for Business Online. It provides voice calling mainstays such as call hold, transfer, voicemail, call forwarding and more.

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GDPR AND CLOUD SERVICES GDPR AND CLOUD SERVICES

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Jul 18, 2017

The first thing you need to consider is your cloud suppliers’ stance on privacy and GDPR, which will vary by their location.  Data sovereignty is an important issue today, and will become more important beginning May of 2018. Data is subject to the law where it resides, as demonstrated by...

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8 OUT OF 10 IT LEADERS HAVE CLOUD FOMO - DO YOU? 8 OUT OF 10 IT LEADERS HAVE CLOUD FOMO - DO YOU?

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Aug 08, 2017

Public and private cloud vendors – some of the largest companies in tech and in the world - are in a competitive race to make the cloud a more efficient, flexible and fast part of every organization’s overall business strategy. In such a competitive – and exciting – cloud era...

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Microsoft Acquires Cycle Computing for Big Computing in the Cloud MICROSOFT ACQUIRES CYCLE COMPUTING FOR BIG COMPUTING IN THE CLOUD

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Aug 15, 2017

When Rachel, Rob, Doug, and I started Cycle twelve years ago on an $8,000 credit card bill, customers needed large up-front investments to access Big Compute. We set out to fix that, to accelerate the pace of innovation by changing the way the world accesses computing. Since then, our products have ...

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Microsoft Bolsters Azure With Cloud HPC Deal MICROSOFT BOLSTERS AZURE WITH CLOUD HPC DEAL

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Aug 15, 2017

Microsoft has acquired cloud computing software vendor Cycle Computing in a move designed to bring orchestration tools along with high-end computing access capabilities to the cloud.

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Gartner names Microsoft Azure as a leader in the Cloud IaaS MQ GARTNER NAMES MICROSOFT AZURE AS A LEADER IN THE CLOUD IAAS MQ

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Jun 16, 2017

As customers bet more and more on Cloud to drive digital transformation within their organizations, we’re seeing tremendous usage of Azure. Recently, Forbes reported a study done by Cowen and Company Equity Research, and stated that Microsoft Azure is the most used Public Cloud as well as most...

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ISVs find their cloud footing on Azure ISVS FIND THEIR CLOUD FOOTING ON AZURE

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Jun 29, 2017

According to Gartner, “By 2020, anything other than a cloud-only strategy for new IT initiatives will require justification at more than 30% of large-enterprise organizations.” With innovation shifting to public datacenters, pressure is on ISVs to develop their own cloud roadmap.

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Why developers should favor a hyperscale, converged infrastructure WHY DEVELOPERS SHOULD FAVOR A HYPERSCALE, CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jul 28, 2017

The original step in the modern infrastructure journey was pioneered by hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), and Nutanix in particular. HCI incorporates software-defined technologies; scale-out, modular components; and unified management interfaces (UIs, APIs, automation, orchestration, etc). Althou...

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Clarifying hybrid cloud storage: passive vs active data CLARIFYING HYBRID CLOUD STORAGE: PASSIVE VS ACTIVE DATA

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Jul 07, 2017

I recently gave a webinar with Forrester analyst, Richard Fichera. In his opening he noted “the inexorable march to public cloud is underway.” And he’s right. We see it everywhere. But “march” is a critical word. It’s not a leap and it won’t happen overnight...

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Hybrid Cloud Is the Raw Material For Digital Transformation HYBRID CLOUD IS THE RAW MATERIAL FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Mar 21, 2017

For companies pursuing digital transformation, the cloud is as necessary as workouts to an athlete. Hybrid cloud can be dovetailed into the broader digital strategy of a company.  Because the two trends are interlinked. Currently, the cloud market’s fastest-growing segment is the hybrid c...

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7 Best Practices for Cloud DR Strategy 7 BEST PRACTICES FOR CLOUD DR STRATEGY

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May 24, 2017

When it comes to your business applications, you can’t be more careful. Business applications and systems are the lifeblood and data is the oil for your organization, which is why CIOs need to take a closer look at the new and emerging DR practices that can help them recoup their business in t...

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Finding the Right Data Center Workloads for the Cloud FINDING THE RIGHT DATA CENTER WORKLOADS FOR THE CLOUD

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Jul 21, 2017

One of the most common questions data center operators have is which workloads they should move to the cloud. A frequent follow-up is which cloud is the best destination for each workload.

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3 Must-Know Pieces of Cloud Access Security Brokers 3 MUST-KNOW PIECES OF CLOUD ACCESS SECURITY BROKERS

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Aug 03, 2017

Let’s dive into one of the most buzzworthy cloud security topics today: cloud access security brokers, or CASBs (pronounced KAZ-bees). Previously, I discussed securing your organization if you use any cloud apps. Having a CASB in place is one of those critical components of a layered security ...

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Hardware Acceleration in the Cloud – Why Not? HARDWARE ACCELERATION IN THE CLOUD – WHY NOT?

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Nov 14, 2016

Data processing and computing power are these days moving into the cloud, which is mainly a virtualized environment with huge flexibility and scalability achieved through a massive infrastructure, based on uniform computing platforms working in parallel. This means that the cloud utilizes same serve...

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Embracing Service Agility, NFV Infrastructure Automation and the New Cloud Reality EMBRACING SERVICE AGILITY, NFV INFRASTRUCTURE AUTOMATION AND THE NEW CLOUD REALITY

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Mar 23, 2017

At Mobile World Congress recently, I was privileged to be invited to speak on a panel debating NFV. The topic of the panel discussion was “NFV: a re-examination” and included participants from Telefonica, InterDigital Europe, Cisco, Spirent and Red Hat. It was a far reaching discussion w...

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Bring Object Storage to Your Nutanix Cluster with Cloudian HyperStore BRING OBJECT STORAGE TO YOUR NUTANIX CLUSTER WITH CLOUDIAN HYPERSTORE

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Jun 09, 2017

Your Nutanix-powered private cloud provides fast, Tier 1 storage for the information you use every day. But what about the information that’s less frequently used, or requires more capacity than your Nutanix cluster has to spare? Cloudian HyperStore is on-prem storage that provides extra capac...

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Join Cloudian at Nutanix .NEXT to Learn About a New Data Protection Solution JOIN CLOUDIAN AT NUTANIX .NEXT TO LEARN ABOUT A NEW DATA PROTECTION SOLUTION

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Jun 21, 2017

Data protection requires significant storage capacity. For every gigabyte of primary storage on Nutanix, your backup environment will need at least three gigabytes of capacity. Between full backups, snapshots and offsite DR storage, capacity needs add up fast. In data-intensive applications, where s...

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Microsoft is outpacing the market in cloud share growth MICROSOFT IS OUTPACING THE MARKET IN CLOUD SHARE GROWTH

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Jul 31, 2017

For some analysts and industry observers, the best way to measure the winners and losers in a growing cloud computing market has been to use metrics such as run rate, growth rate, and market share.  To date, Amazon’s AWS cloud compute has reign supreme in most of those categories as it lo...

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Out of many, one hybrid cloud management platform OUT OF MANY, ONE HYBRID CLOUD MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

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Jul 31, 2017

As organizations continue to look to cloud services for IT and business uses, their computing environments are becoming vast, entangled webs that span public cloud services and various forms of private cloud. They’re exceedingly difficult to monitor, manage and secure.

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MAINTAINING HA COMPLIANCE IN THE PUBLIC CLOUD MAINTAINING HA COMPLIANCE IN THE PUBLIC CLOUD

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Jul 28, 2017

The Cloud is great. It allows you to deploy applications and never have to worry about infrastructure again. But, never worrying about infrastructure again is not the same as never worrying about application availability again.

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ASSURING CLOUD PERFORMANCE PART 1: HYBRID CLOUD WORKLOAD VISIBILITY ASSURING CLOUD PERFORMANCE PART 1: HYBRID CLOUD WORKLOAD VISIBILITY

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Aug 01, 2017

Turbonomic understands that moving to the cloud is an intricate process for even the most savvy IT professional. For the rest of us, it is roughly as charming as a charismatic dentist meeting you for the first time gripping a sledgehammer. As well spoken and articulate as he is, your eye cannot help...

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New HyperStore 4000: Highest density storage, cloud-like prices NEW HYPERSTORE 4000: HIGHEST DENSITY STORAGE, CLOUD-LIKE PRICES

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Feb 21, 2017

Rack space and budget. Most data centers are short on both. Yet somehow, you’re expected to accommodate a 50% increase in unstructured data volume annually. That’s a problem. The new solution is the HyperStore 4000. With 700TB in just 4U of rack height, it’s nearly 2X the density o...

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Cloudian Moves Private Cloud Beyond Backup CLOUDIAN MOVES PRIVATE CLOUD BEYOND BACKUP

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Jun 29, 2017

In a data protection application, Cloudian acts as a backup target. To excel in this role, the system of course needs to be scalable, fast, and cost effective. But most importantly, it must ensure that data is never, ever corrupted or lost. Fortunately, data durability was the #1 design goal of Clou...

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Why Managed IT Services Providers Shouldn WHY MANAGED IT SERVICES PROVIDERS SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID OF THE CLOUD

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May 24, 2017

According to a 2016 survey by CompTIA, cloud computing “top[s] the list of things that keep MSPs awake at night.” The fear is that the reduced costs, increased flexibility and greater ease of use available with cloud-based products will encourage customers to conclude they don’t re...

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Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Storage (And Why MSPs Should Recommend It) BENEFITS OF HYBRID CLOUD STORAGE (AND WHY MSPS SHOULD RECOMMEND IT)

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Jun 01, 2017

Enterprises are moving their data to the cloud at a rapid pace. According to a recent survey conducted by IDG, 70 percent of organizations already have at least one application in the cloud, and another 16 percent plan to do so within a year.

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Who Needs a Private Cloud? WHO NEEDS A PRIVATE CLOUD?

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Jun 28, 2017

Corporations, both large and small, are moving into the cloud in great numbers. That’s because the cloud offers some very attractive benefits, including rapid deployment, infinite scalability, automatic provisioning, universal accessibility, and an OpEx pay-as-you-go economic model that yields...

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Managing A Multi-Cloud Environment MANAGING A MULTI-CLOUD ENVIRONMENT

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Jul 05, 2017

A survey by Forrester Research reveals that 52 percent of large enterprises are already using more than one cloud provider. In fact, almost a third of those organizations are working with four or more cloud vendors. IDC predicts that by 2018 more than 85 percent of enterprises will have implemented ...

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Who Will Support Your Company WHO WILL SUPPORT YOUR COMPANY'S PRIVATE CLOUD?

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Jul 18, 2017

For most enterprises, the move into cloud computing is already well under way. The reason is that the cloud offers some compelling benefits over traditional IT, including lower costs, greater flexibility, and enhanced ease of use.

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Multi-cloud Management Best Practices MULTI-CLOUD MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES

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Jul 25, 2017

More and more companies are implementing a multi-cloud strategy. According to the RightScale 2017 State of the CloudReport, 85 percent of enterprises now have their applications running in more than one cloud. These companies have  discovered the benefits of multi-cloud management, including av...

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Windows 2003 End of Life and the Microsoft Hybrid Cloud WINDOWS 2003 END OF LIFE AND THE MICROSOFT HYBRID CLOUD

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Jul 07, 2015

As everyone is surely aware by now, Windows 2003 finally comes to the end of its long, supported life on 15 July 2015. The foundation of many modern Windows networks and a giant leap forward for Microsoft in the server space from the NT4 and Windows 2000 days, the venerable OS is finally being put o...

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The new Hybrid; Flash to Disk to Cloud THE NEW HYBRID; FLASH TO DISK TO CLOUD

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Nov 02, 2015

Hybrid has evolved. When we consider Hybrid in terms of storage it’s very often in the context of mixing different media types inside the same array, which is okay for many traditional workloads but, in a world of scale out and cloud scaling, does this still make sense? Some would say that to ...

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VM Migrations and Database Transformations for Simple Enterprise Cloud Adoption VM MIGRATIONS AND DATABASE TRANSFORMATIONS FOR SIMPLE ENTERPRISE CLOUD ADOPTION

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Jun 29, 2017

At Nutanix .NEXT 2017, Nutanix announced new virtual machine (VM) migration and database (DB) transformational capabilities, designed to help customers more easily assess, and more simply migrate or transform datacenter workloads into the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud.

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Nutanix Teams Up with Google Cloud to Fuse Cloud Environments for Enterprise Apps NUTANIX TEAMS UP WITH GOOGLE CLOUD TO FUSE CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS FOR ENTERPRISE APPS

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Jun 28, 2017

The human brain has massive computational power and has access to large data sets through all the senses. However, it’s a low bandwidth, high latency decision system. To compensate for this, humans have evolved into creating an extension of this computing fabric called the spinal cord that is ...

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New Data Protection Capabilities that Enable Your Cloud Strategy NEW DATA PROTECTION CAPABILITIES THAT ENABLE YOUR CLOUD STRATEGY

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May 08, 2017

Many organizations today have been given a mandate to have some percentage of their IT infrastructure in the cloud.  In fact, IDC states that 70 percent of CIOs have a “cloud first” strategy.  With increasing amounts of mission-critical data being moved to the cloud, it cannot ...

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Making the Complex Simple With Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud Platforms MAKING THE COMPLEX SIMPLE WITH DELL EMC HYBRID CLOUD PLATFORMS

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Jun 13, 2017

t’s no secret that today’s most innovative organizations are embracing hybrid cloud strategies to accomplish their digital initiatives. Research backed by Dell EMC customer results affirms that hybrid cloud not only enables IT transformation, but also paves new avenues of innovation and ...

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Artificial Intelligence tunes Azure SQL Databases ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TUNES AZURE SQL DATABASES

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Jul 19, 2017

To stay competitive, today’s businesses need to make sure that they focus on their core competencies that directly deliver customer value while relying on their cloud provider to offer an affordable, reliable, and easy to use computing infrastructure that scales with their needs.

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Sneak peek: A new Azure Cloud Console SNEAK PEEK: A NEW AZURE CLOUD CONSOLE

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Dec 07, 2016

For a while now, I have been passionate about containers and how they are revolutionizing and truly delivering the promise of cloud native computing. However, even as excited as I am about revolutionizing container compute with Azure, I’m equally passionate about user interface.  After al...

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Enterprise Cloud Strategy, 2nd Edition ENTERPRISE CLOUD STRATEGY, 2ND EDITION

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Jul 11, 2017

I’m delighted to announce the second edition of our free e-book, Enterprise Cloud Strategy, written by Barry Briggs and myself. Get your copy of the e-book. Much has changed in the two years since we published the first edition. Cloud computing has evolved from a technology that delivers effic...

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Tableau and Azure SQL DB, a match made in the cloud TABLEAU AND AZURE SQL DB, A MATCH MADE IN THE CLOUD

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Jul 18, 2017

In recent years, Microsoft SQL and Tableau Engineering teams have been working closely together to provide a superior user experience with the two platforms. Today we are sharing some advice on how to optimize the connectivity between Azure SQL DB and Tableau.

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Get More from the Cloud: Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine Delivers GET MORE FROM THE CLOUD: ORACLE DATABASE EXADATA CLOUD MACHINE DELIVERS

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Jun 23, 2017

Cloud-integrated engineered systems for Oracle Database address many of the key concerns that inhibit enterprises from making a swifter transition away from legacy on-premises infrastructures. It’s fair to say that the vast majority of companies are well aware of the benefits provided by cloud...

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34 Ways Your Finance and HR Clouds Need to Connect 34 WAYS YOUR FINANCE AND HR CLOUDS NEED TO CONNECT

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Jul 07, 2017

To accomplish these plans, finance and HR must not only work more closely together across lines of business—they must share technology and a common cloud framework. Otherwise, teams will be mired in manual work, integrating or even re-entering data from HR systems into finance and back again.&...

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Why NetScaler in the Cloud? WHY NETSCALER IN THE CLOUD?

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Jul 07, 2017

Since NetScaler VPX was first launched in the AWS Marketplace in 2012, we’ve seen many customers begin to actively explore the merits of deploying a dedicated virtual ADC in the cloud.

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The EU: Where Cloud Services and Privacy Meet THE EU: WHERE CLOUD SERVICES AND PRIVACY MEET

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Jul 10, 2017

Today our lives are dominated by cloud-based services offered by companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. The business world has taken a similar route: an increasing number of companies use cloud services, from office and collaboration software to salesforce automation or enterprise resource pla...

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Announcing Microsoft Azure Government services in the Cloud Solution Provider program ANNOUNCING MICROSOFT AZURE GOVERNMENT SERVICES IN THE CLOUD SOLUTION PROVIDER PROGRAM

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Jun 21, 2017

We are excited to announce that Azure Government services are now available through the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP). The CSP program enables partners to make Microsoft Cloud services part of their customer offerings, expanding U.S. government customer options in meeting their mission goals...

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Mware vCloud Director: An Introduction MWARE VCLOUD DIRECTOR: AN INTRODUCTION

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Mar 28, 2017

Cloud computing is growing at a spectacular pace. Most organizations are either using cloud technology or developing products that support it. VMware’s cloud management tool is called vCloud Director (vCD), which works on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) architecture.

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Challenges in Cloud Application Development CHALLENGES IN CLOUD APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

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Jun 03, 2017

Web applications running on a cloud platform are different from applications running on-premise in many ways. A cloud based infrastructure provides many services and options to develop a scalable and highly available application which can cater to a global audience. It provides unlimited opportuniti...

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HOW TO MINIMIZE CLOUD ADOPTION CONCERNS FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRMS HOW TO MINIMIZE CLOUD ADOPTION CONCERNS FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRMS

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Mar 10, 2015

In a survey of 102 global participants less than 50 percent had a solidified cloud strategy  from banking and credit unions, insurance groups, investment firms, and government organizations, ‘security concerns’ were unanimously cited as a reason not to adopt the cloud, according to ...

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How Telcos and Other MSPs Are Succeeding in Cloud HOW TELCOS AND OTHER MSPS ARE SUCCEEDING IN CLOUD

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Jul 28, 2016

There is little debate: Cloud computing has moved us into a new era of IT. Yet for service providers ranging from telcos to managed services providers (MSPs), the cloud provides both business challenges as well as enormous opportunities.

With the advent and strong adoption of public c...

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AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud Pricing: Compute Instances AWS VS AZURE VS GOOGLE CLOUD PRICING: COMPUTE INSTANCES

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Nov 28, 2016

Comparing cloud pricing is complicated. It can be difficult to make apples-to-apples comparisons because cloud providers offer different pricing models, unique discounting options, and frequent price cuts. This article dives down into the details to show you which providers have the lowest-cost opti...

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Bi-directional curious? Veritas tackles multi-cloud migration maladies BI-DIRECTIONAL CURIOUS? VERITAS TACKLES MULTI-CLOUD MIGRATION MALADIES

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Jun 09, 2017

Information management company Veritas Technologies is targeting the headaches that the firm suggests might be thrown up by running multi-cloud operations.
Hybrid cloud deployments featuring a mix of public and on-premises deployments are conceptually sound, but the reality of application (an...

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Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation MICROSOFT JOINS CLOUD FOUNDRY FOUNDATION

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Jun 15, 2017

Cloud Foundry is an open source cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for software application developers to use for building, deploying and running applications — being cloud, it also has direct application ‘scale’ functions.
Microsoft thinks that the move to embrace Cloud Fou...

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AWS GovCloud (US) Heads East – New Region in the Works for 2018 AWS GOVCLOUD (US) HEADS EAST – NEW REGION IN THE WORKS FOR 2018

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Jun 13, 2017

AWS GovCloud (US) gives AWS customers a place to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the AWS Cloud. The first AWS GovCloud (US) Region was launched in 2011 and is located on the west coast of the US.
I’m happy to announce that we are working on a second Region that we expect ...

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TensorFlow in the Cloud: Accelerating Resources with Elastic GPUs TENSORFLOW IN THE CLOUD: ACCELERATING RESOURCES WITH ELASTIC GPUS

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Jun 06, 2017

Combined with GPUs, TensorFlow poses a powerful instrument for deep learning. However, it may still be difficult to switch between CPUs and GPUs—both in a local environment and in the cloud. One of the sessions at TensorBeat 2017 explored the ways to address the associated challenges and to ma...

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Check Out 10 New AWS Cloud Services of 2017 CHECK OUT 10 NEW AWS CLOUD SERVICES OF 2017

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Jun 05, 2017

Amazon has given a new lease on life to the Cloud Services through DevOps, especially since the launch of the AWS services. Right from data scooping, to bringing on the revolution of facial recognition, Amazon has done it all. If you go thinking about the past, you would realize how simple life was ...

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CFOs have discovered the big stick of cloud computing CFOS HAVE DISCOVERED THE BIG STICK OF CLOUD COMPUTING

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Jun 06, 2017

That’s logical if you think about it. CFOs are charged with keeping the company financially healthy. They are not happy about most IT expenses, and they have a deep-seated belief that IT is spending more money than it needs to. So, the concept of cloud computing seems to be a hammer that the C...

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Quantum StorNext adds Q-Cloud as AWS archiving tier QUANTUM STORNEXT ADDS Q-CLOUD AS AWS ARCHIVING TIER

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Jan 28, 2017

Every cloud storage option has its pros and cons. Depending on your specific needs, the size of your environment, and your budget, it’s essential to weigh all cloud and on-prem options. Download this comprehensive guide in which experts analyze and evaluate each cloud storage option available ...

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Mining for digital hybrid-cloud gold — Veeam and NetApp on theCUBE MINING FOR DIGITAL HYBRID-CLOUD GOLD — VEEAM AND NETAPP ON THECUBE

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Jun 08, 2017

In the digital age, data is gold. With global data growth projected to reach 180 zettabytes by 2025, we are on the threshold of a digital gold rush of epic proportions. The challenge is how do you extract the most value out of your digital assets when data is disbursed across on-premises and public-...

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Netskope Investors Double Down on a Cloud Security Platform for the Enterprise NETSKOPE INVESTORS DOUBLE DOWN ON A CLOUD SECURITY PLATFORM FOR THE ENTERPRISE

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Jun 07, 2017

When we started Netskope five years ago, the cloud access security broker (CASB) market was just getting started. Talking to CIOs and CISOs about their cloud adoption in those early days, it felt like we were speaking a different language.

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XenMobile Makes Transitioning to the Cloud a No-Brainer for Enterprise Mobility XENMOBILE MAKES TRANSITIONING TO THE CLOUD A NO-BRAINER FOR ENTERPRISE MOBILITY

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Jun 06, 2017

If you’re at HPE Discover in Las Vegas this week, stop by the Citrix booth #105 to find out why this is the year of the cloud for XenMobile enterprise mobility management solutions. With new pricing and service programs to support cloud transitions, we’re seeing tremendous interest for t...

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5 lessons: How DevOps, cloud reinvented IT Ops at Hiscox 5 LESSONS: HOW DEVOPS, CLOUD REINVENTED IT OPS AT HISCOX

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Jun 05, 2017

The cloud managed with the help of IT automation software, boosts productivity and frees IT staff for strategic challenges. DevOps and the rapid rollout of new services, meanwhile, allow IT to quickly roll out new applications as customer and business needs change.

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How do you recover when your cloud is the disaster? HOW DO YOU RECOVER WHEN YOUR CLOUD IS THE DISASTER?

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Apr 27, 2017

Part of the allure of cloud services is not having to worry about disaster recovery (DR). Yet, during the S3 outage, having an independent DR plan would have come in handy for Apple, Snapchat, and other companies reportedly affected.

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How to maintain security compliance in the cloud HOW TO MAINTAIN SECURITY COMPLIANCE IN THE CLOUD

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Apr 28, 2017

Compliance is one of the main reasons why many organizations hesitate to fully engage in a cloud-first strategy. However, a clear understanding of how compliance can be achieved in the cloud enables companies to capitalize on the business agility and growth that the public cloud provides.

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Cloud Storage: AWS vs Azure vs Google vs SoftLayer CLOUD STORAGE: AWS VS AZURE VS GOOGLE VS SOFTLAYER

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Apr 18, 2016

In taking a strategic approach to choosing their cloud infrastructure, enterprise are opting for a mix of public and private clouds to ensure that they are using the most appropriate clouds for their workloads and applications. AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and IBM SoftLayer are among...

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Accelerate Code Development with Cloud Application Templates ACCELERATE CODE DEVELOPMENT WITH CLOUD APPLICATION TEMPLATES

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Aug 25, 2016

RightScale Cloud Application Templates (CATs) help you orchestrate, operate, manage, and provision complex application stacks in the cloud regardless of the cloud infrastructure providers you use. CAT files deliver an end-to-end solution for organizations to develop approved applications and add the...

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MOBILE, CLOUD AND BIG DATA ARE BRIGHT TRENDS FOR OPEN SOURCE MOBILE, CLOUD AND BIG DATA ARE BRIGHT TRENDS FOR OPEN SOURCE

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Jul 25, 2012

The wheels of open source are strongly moving forward, just as suggested it would be in my post ‘ Storm over Open Source looks Unabated’. When glancing inside the sphere of open source technology, you will find many good reasons for it to be the choice for next generation IT architecture...

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In case of emergency, call from the cloud IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL FROM THE CLOUD

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Apr 21, 2017

A business that has incorporated Voxbone’s emergency access services to its customer offering is Dialpad. This “desk phone killer” company was featured in a press release that explains how its BYOD (bring your own device) customers stay compliant while cutting the cords of traditio...

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Come together! Ovum looks at trends in UC COME TOGETHER! OVUM LOOKS AT TRENDS IN UC

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Apr 13, 2017

Ovum sees employees in 2017 using a variety of software-based tools, not only within organizations but also within teams, as individuals adopt their own preferred options. Another big trend is the rise of mobile communications within the workplace, which will continue to displace traditional devices...

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RightScale Product Updates: Azure Resource Manager Support for All Accounts, New Audit Entries in Cloud Management and More RIGHTSCALE PRODUCT UPDATES: AZURE RESOURCE MANAGER SUPPORT FOR ALL ACCOUNTS, NEW AUDIT ENTRIES IN CLOUD MANAGEMENT AND MORE

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Jan 12, 2017

Our January product updates include Azure Resource Manager support for all accounts, new audit actions available in Cloud Management, and a new server href option that simplifies the API call and/or Cloud Workflow code for managing your resources.

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Cloud Computing Trends: 2017 State of the Cloud Survey CLOUD COMPUTING TRENDS: 2017 STATE OF THE CLOUD SURVEY

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Feb 15, 2017

In January 2017, RightScale conducted its sixth annual State of the Cloud Survey of the latest cloud computing trends, with a focus on infrastructure-as-a-service. In 2017, we see several new themes emerging: a narrowing race among public cloud providers, decrease in private cloud adoption, a renewe...

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RightScale Product Updates: Cloud Cost Management, Self-Service Plugins, Azure Resource Manager Enhancements, and More RIGHTSCALE PRODUCT UPDATES: CLOUD COST MANAGEMENT, SELF-SERVICE PLUGINS, AZURE RESOURCE MANAGER ENHANCEMENTS, AND MORE

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May 11, 2017

Our May product updates include RightScale Optima, the first cloud cost management solution designed as a collaborative platform that integrates cost-saving recommendations and automated action with extensive cost reporting to help you reduce cloud costs.

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Game On: Cloud Contact Center Is No Longer a Fantasy GAME ON: CLOUD CONTACT CENTER IS NO LONGER A FANTASY

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Aug 16, 2016

Your contact center is a mission-critical business function. So if you move it to a cloud contact center, you’ll need the support of a global data center footprint, providing redundancy and failover for your cloud-based applications and distributed agents. Another big deal is data privacy and ...

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Can Launching a Cloud Contact Center Really Be That Easy? CAN LAUNCHING A CLOUD CONTACT CENTER REALLY BE THAT EASY?

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Apr 12, 2017

To my delight, this conversation quickly turned into a heart to heart when the topic turned to his experience with the administration and deployment of the product. He told me that he selected interns straight out of college—without a technology background to architect, administrator, and depl...

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5 Lessons I Learned in My Journey to the Cloud 5 LESSONS I LEARNED IN MY JOURNEY TO THE CLOUD

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Mar 03, 2017

Throughout my workday I use chat and video to communicate with colleagues around the world. We use PureCloud to easily share files, our desktops, and ideas as naturally as if we were in the same room. When I am not working, I pop onto another type of cloud to check my various social media for the la...

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Red Flags That You’re Not Dealing with a Cloud 2.0 Solution RED FLAGS THAT YOU’RE NOT DEALING WITH A CLOUD 2.0 SOLUTION

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Apr 26, 2017

Cloud software as a service (SaaS) are not just buzzwords anymore; they’re ways for organizations to become agile and efficient to meet their changing business needs. This is the age of the cloud. And as technology becomes more diverse and complex, we spend too much time managing it, instead o...

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SUCCESS IN THE CLOUD SUCCESS IN THE CLOUD

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Dec 12, 2016

Executives are constantly asking, “Is my cloud infrastructure secure?” Given business complexities and the distributed nature of cloud computing, that’s not an easy question to answer. With people constantly spinning up cloud infrastructure across your organization (and forgetting ...

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MICROSOFT AZURE CLOUD USAGE IS GROWING – DON’T FORGET ABOUT SECURITY MICROSOFT AZURE CLOUD USAGE IS GROWING – DON’T FORGET ABOUT SECURITY

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Feb 02, 2017

During their Q2 earnings call this past January, Microsoft shared that the amount of Azure compute usage has more than doubled in the past year, helping drive continued growth in their Intelligent Cloud business.

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Boost Your Business with Great Offers from Green Cloud and Veeam BOOST YOUR BUSINESS WITH GREAT OFFERS FROM GREEN CLOUD AND VEEAM

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Feb 23, 2017

Through June 30, 2017, Veeam is running an incredible promotion for the nearly quarter-million end-users of their Cloud Connect services. Eligible customers will receive up to $1,000 in FREE Cloud Connect services. And to sweeten the deal, Green Cloud is offering special rates of $0.05 per GB to our...

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Green Cloud and Veeam’s Business-Boosting Offer Continues! GREEN CLOUD AND VEEAM’S BUSINESS-BOOSTING OFFER CONTINUES!

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Apr 05, 2017

Back in February, Veeam launched a promotion for the nearly quarter-million end-users of their Cloud Connect services, offering eligible customers up to $1,000 in FREE Cloud Connect services. On top of that, Green Cloud gave eligible partners special promotional rates of $0.05 per GB for signing up ...

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How Heavy is the Backblaze Cloud HOW HEAVY IS THE BACKBLAZE CLOUD

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Sep 26, 2016

The question “How heavy is the Backblaze Cloud?” came up in a marketing meeting one Monday afternoon. “One million pounds,” someone guessed, “A hundred thousand pounds,” someone else said trying to sound sure. The truth is we had no idea. “Well, how much doe...

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The Economics of Hybrid Cloud Storage THE ECONOMICS OF HYBRID CLOUD STORAGE

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Feb 28, 2017

Hybrid Cloud has jumped into the IT vernacular over the last few years. Hybrid Cloud solutions intelligently divide processing and data storage between on-premise and off-premise resources to maximize efficiency.

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What’s New With B2 Cloud Storage WHAT’S NEW WITH B2 CLOUD STORAGE

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Apr 07, 2017

Backblaze B2 continues to grow in popularity as developers, IT personnel and more realize the benefits of affordable cloud storage.

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5 Roadblocks to Successful Cloud Adoption 5 ROADBLOCKS TO SUCCESSFUL CLOUD ADOPTION

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Feb 02, 2017

Though cloud service providers invest heavily in developing and administering secure offerings, they are required by law to comply with government subpoenas and data requests. With government demands for data on the rise, it’s important for organizations to realize that their cloud provider ma...

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Future Proof Your Cloud Strategy While Preparing for GDPR FUTURE PROOF YOUR CLOUD STRATEGY WHILE PREPARING FOR GDPR

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Mar 30, 2017

Vaultive helps organizations prepare their cloud environment for GDPR compliance by applying unified security and governance to all their SaaS applications, allowing them to maintain complete continuous control over their data.  Features like advanced encryption, context-aware policy controls, ...

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Cloud Security Tips
How does the cloud affect cyber security? CLOUD SECURITY TIPS HOW DOES THE CLOUD AFFECT CYBER SECURITY?

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Jan 21, 2016

The cloud is growing without a doubt. International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that more than 65% of enterprise IT organizations will be involved in hybrid cloud technologies this year. More and more companies are utilizing various aspects of cloud computing to assist in their IT infrastructure...

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Business Continuity When Using Cloud Services
Linode DDoS Attack BUSINESS CONTINUITY WHEN USING CLOUD SERVICES LINODE DDOS ATTACK

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Feb 02, 2016

2015 ended with a bang and 2016 appears to be starting distressed …at least as far as Linode is concerned. Linode, a cloud service provider, has been under a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack since Christmas week

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How To Migrate To A Multi-Cloud Deployment HOW TO MIGRATE TO A MULTI-CLOUD DEPLOYMENT

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Mar 15, 2017

Migrating to the cloud is a significant challenge for most organizations especially when the migration involves multiple datacenters, mobile users and remote locations. Ensuring secure access to cloud assets with legacy networks often leads to two choices — backhauling cloud traffic to a centr...

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The Carrier Cloud Needs A New Fabric, Not A Patched Cloth THE CARRIER CLOUD NEEDS A NEW FABRIC, NOT A PATCHED CLOTH

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Apr 25, 2017

SD-WANs are driven by the explosive growth of Internet traffic and the changes in traffic flows. There is less demand for MPLS-to-the-datacenter and more demand for accelerating and securing traffic to internet destinations, such as cloud infrastructure and public cloud applications.

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How To Stop WannaCrypt Infections With The Cato Cloud HOW TO STOP WANNACRYPT INFECTIONS WITH THE CATO CLOUD

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May 15, 2017

The Cato Cloud should be configured to inspect WAN traffic, preventing WannaCrypt from spreading across the company in the event of an infection (Figure 5). This is done by blocking unnecessary SMB traffic between branches. In the case of an attack, users  should be limited to the local a site ...

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HackerNews Finds Cato Cloud To Be A “Huge Benefit” For IT Professionals HACKERNEWS FINDS CATO CLOUD TO BE A “HUGE BENEFIT” FOR IT PROFESSIONALS

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May 16, 2017

Connectivity involved connecting to resources on-premises and in cloud datacenters. Normally, users to connect directly to resources in the cloud. With hybrid clouds, users end up having to connect and reconnect every time they want to access resources in a different cloud. Kumar looked at how Cato ...

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EVOLVING YOUR SECURITY OPERATIONS STRATEGY TO FIT THE CLOUD EVOLVING YOUR SECURITY OPERATIONS STRATEGY TO FIT THE CLOUD

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Mar 06, 2017

ou’ve decided to move to the cloud. It’s faster, more scalable, and more agile. However, you’re worried about security. The foundational infrastructure delivered by cloud providers is secure, but protecting the applications, workloads, and data you run on top of it is your responsi...

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CLOUDBLEED CAUSES CLOUDFLARE LEAK CLOUDBLEED CAUSES CLOUDFLARE LEAK

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Mar 02, 2017

The bad HTML parsers were initially introduced in September 2016 to a few sites that used CloudFlare’s services so only a relatively small amount of sites were affected. However, by February the number increased significantly when CloudFlare issued an update making the parsers much more widely...

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CLOUD SECURITY AS A VALUE ADDED SERVICE CLOUD SECURITY AS A VALUE ADDED SERVICE

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Mar 16, 2017

Several Microsoft VARs and SIs are making the change to Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider program.  According to Microsoft, companies that integrate their own Intellectual Property into their services outperform those that do not.

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CUSTOM CLOUD SECURITY: HELPING A DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY, THE GARRIGAN LYMAN GROUP, PROTECT ITSELF AND ITS CLIENTS CUSTOM CLOUD SECURITY: HELPING A DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY, THE GARRIGAN LYMAN GROUP, PROTECT ITSELF AND ITS CLIENTS

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Mar 20, 2017

If you work in the cloud, you must have a cloud security system to protect yourself—and your customers.

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SHIFTING BATTLEFRONTS IN CLOUD SECURITY SHIFTING BATTLEFRONTS IN CLOUD SECURITY

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Apr 24, 2017

In assessing risks to their organizations' data and their cloud-based environment, security teams must also be prepared to stay ahead of the latest IT security trends.

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Why your cloud services should be designed to fail WHY YOUR CLOUD SERVICES SHOULD BE DESIGNED TO FAIL

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Mar 01, 2017

This week’s AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) outage has served as a stark reminder that all cloud services can and do fail.

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Connecting to the cloud – your options explained CONNECTING TO THE CLOUD – YOUR OPTIONS EXPLAINED

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Mar 23, 2017

In this, the latest in our series of blogs looking at connectivity, we outline the options for connecting your office directly into the public cloud.

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Connectivity Security – the Key to Protecting Your Data in the Cloud CONNECTIVITY SECURITY – THE KEY TO PROTECTING YOUR DATA IN THE CLOUD

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Mar 30, 2017

The cloud transforms the way we work, from providing access to critical services on the move to enabling businesses to better communicate and grow.

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Evernote moves to Google’s cloud, cites machine learning as key factor EVERNOTE MOVES TO GOOGLE’S CLOUD, CITES MACHINE LEARNING AS KEY FACTOR

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Note-taking app provider Evernote has announced it is moving to Google Cloud Platform and is ditching its own servers and networks.

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Six of the best: CloudTech’s favourite stories from the web SIX OF THE BEST: CLOUDTECH’S FAVOURITE STORIES FROM THE WEB

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January is always a strange time of year at CloudTech HQ; the Consumer Electronics Show signifies the last vestiges of the holiday break, with the industry firmly awoken from its hibernal slumber to press ahead with 2014 deliverables.

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Cisco CISCO'S BACKTRACK ON CONNECT CLOUD - TAKING PRIVACY FOR GRANTED?

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Cisco has been forced to apologise for what Home Networking Vice President Brett Wingo described as “confusion and inconvenience” following the rolling out of their Connect Cloud system.

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Can your business stay secure in the cloud? CAN YOUR BUSINESS STAY SECURE IN THE CLOUD?

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“Is cloud computing secure?” A question that has been asked since the dawn of “the cloud” and the answer has been debated many times over. Cloud security has been a long, never-ending discussion and more often than not evidence shows businesses rarely regret taking the plunge...

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SaaS Start-up Metrics from an Investor’s Point of View: SaaS Math SAAS START-UP METRICS FROM AN INVESTOR’S POINT OF VIEW: SAAS MATH

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Mark MacLeod, General Partner, Real Ventures is a frequent advisor and contributor to the efforts of the Canadian-based Medical and Related Sciences (MaRS) .

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Four actions every CIO should take to capitalize on cloud FOUR ACTIONS EVERY CIO SHOULD TAKE TO CAPITALIZE ON CLOUD

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No doubt, cloud computing brings with it the promise of choice:choice in how you source and deliver services to drive out cost, in how you ramp up delivery time, and in how you achieve higher quality.

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Microsoft releases how-to guide for hybrid cloud implementation MICROSOFT RELEASES HOW-TO GUIDE FOR HYBRID CLOUD IMPLEMENTATION

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Microsoft has released a series of instruction guides for setting up hybrid cloud environments, including putting together a SharePoint intranet farm and a web-based line of business application in a hybrid cloud.

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How Amazon WorkSpaces will influence the future of IaaS HOW AMAZON WORKSPACES WILL INFLUENCE THE FUTURE OF IAAS

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As the cloud industry matures, AWS (among other major companies) is quickly becoming part of what many pundits are pointing to when they reference infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). With its scale and wide spread use, one could argue that AWS is the definitional IaaS platform.

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Can Virtustream succeed as a niche public cloud? CAN VIRTUSTREAM SUCCEED AS A NICHE PUBLIC CLOUD?

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Virtustream – not VMware – is the lead public cloud infrastructure provider for the new Dell Technologies, but is its narrow focus enough to sway IT pros?

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Cloud computing employment trends shift from generalists to specialists CLOUD COMPUTING EMPLOYMENT TRENDS SHIFT FROM GENERALISTS TO SPECIALISTS

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Cloud computing has created a plethora of new jobs in the IT industry and shows no signs of slowing down. But what are companies looking for in a potential cloud employee? Job hunters face the difficult choice of zeroing in on a certain cloud service or vendor, or becoming a jack of all trades.
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Another week, another sign of VMware adapting to a multicloud world ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER SIGN OF VMWARE ADAPTING TO A MULTICLOUD WORLD

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VMware made waves last week by partnering with Amazon, but another big-name public cloud integration that flew under the radar this week also highlights where the company is headed as enterprises move to a multicloud strategy.

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Three IT nightmares that haunted cloud admins in 2016 THREE IT NIGHTMARES THAT HAUNTED CLOUD ADMINS IN 2016

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Cloud doesn’t treat enterprise IT teams all the time; in fact, it occasionally throws out a few tricks. While there are many benefits to cloud, sometimes a cloud deployment can go terribly awry, prompting real-life IT nightmares — ranging from spooky security breaches to pesky platform a...

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Google GOOGLE'S STACKDRIVER TAPS INTO GROWING MULTICLOUD TREND

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A clear trend has emerged around public cloud adoption in the enterprise: organizations increasingly employ a mix of different cloud services, rather than go all in with one.

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Google cloud consulting service a two-way street GOOGLE CLOUD CONSULTING SERVICE A TWO-WAY STREET

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Google received plenty of attention when it reshuffled its various cloud services under one business-friendly umbrella, but tucked within that news was a move that also could pay big dividends down the road.

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Plan to kill Cisco public cloud highlights the investment needed to compete PLAN TO KILL CISCO PUBLIC CLOUD HIGHLIGHTS THE INVESTMENT NEEDED TO COMPETE

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The graveyard of public clouds is littered with traditional IT vendors, and it’s about to get a bit more crowded.

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With vCloud Air sale, VMware clears cloud computing path WITH VCLOUD AIR SALE, VMWARE CLEARS CLOUD COMPUTING PATH

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With the sale of its long languishing vCloud Air offering this week, VMware found a way to step away from the product that has had an uncertain future for quite some time.

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Awareness of shared-responsibility model is critical to cloud success AWARENESS OF SHARED-RESPONSIBILITY MODEL IS CRITICAL TO CLOUD SUCCESS

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When companies move to the cloud, it’s paramount that they know where the provider’s security role ends and where the customer’s begins.

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It’s all systems go for the Digital Marketplace on G-Cloud, government confirms IT’S ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE DIGITAL MARKETPLACE ON G-CLOUD, GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS

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A blog post on the gov.uk website has outlined a hazy date of the end of September when G-Cloud migrates from the CloudStore to the new shiny Digital Marketplace.

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Is hosted private cloud the future of cloud infrastructure? IS HOSTED PRIVATE CLOUD THE FUTURE OF CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE?

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Every business is different, and their infrastructure is sure to follow suit. However, just as there are standards within best practices for cloud, so too are there consistencies where cloud platforms are concerned.

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G-Cloud 5 is here: What’s improved, and what still needs to be done? G-CLOUD 5 IS HERE: WHAT’S IMPROVED, AND WHAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE?

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Earlier this morning the UK government confirmed the fifth iteration of the G-Cloud cloud store was open, with 1132 suppliers making the cut and 1518 in total.

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The best cloud companies and CEOs to work for in 2013 THE BEST CLOUD COMPANIES AND CEOS TO WORK FOR IN 2013

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Hiring great people and creating a culture of achievement that is fun, focused and able to get challenging tasks done is not an easy task.

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Microsoft unveils Azure App Service, digs into cloud first mantra again MICROSOFT UNVEILS AZURE APP SERVICE, DIGS INTO CLOUD FIRST MANTRA AGAIN

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With everything Microsoft releases, it’s a “mobile first, cloud first” mantra which accompanies it. This is no different; the tech giant has announced the launch of the Azure App Service, a cloud service which enables developers to built web and mobile apps for any platform and any...

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Incident response on the AWS cloud and the case for outsourcing INCIDENT RESPONSE ON THE AWS CLOUD AND THE CASE FOR OUTSOURCING

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It is 4pm on a Friday before a holiday, right before your team leaves for a long weekend. An engineer on your team suddenly cannot connect to certain instances in your AWS environment. The error is affecting the largest projects and biggest customers — across hundreds of instances — incl...

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Enterprise cloud strategies and taming the digital dragon ENTERPRISE CLOUD STRATEGIES AND TAMING THE DIGITAL DRAGON

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In their 2014 CIO Agenda report Gartner describes how ‘Taming the Digital Dragon’ (12 page PDF) is key to digital transformation strategies, with the hybrid cloud platform model as the enabling technology blueprint and business model.

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Zenny’s Cloud Links: 2012 Predictions, Open Source, Cloud Policy ZENNY’S CLOUD LINKS: 2012 PREDICTIONS, OPEN SOURCE, CLOUD POLICY

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Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on Cloud Computing, service orientated infrastructure, DevOps, Big Data, and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week.

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Moving your law firm’s data to the cloud: Easily said, easily done MOVING YOUR LAW FIRM’S DATA TO THE CLOUD: EASILY SAID, EASILY DONE

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In a profession notorious for being slow to change, cloud-based solutions for many of the traditionally office-based systems like calendaring, matter tracking, remote access to email, document storage, and backup are gaining traction with law firms, especially small and mid-sized law firms.

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MITEL Cloud Anyware – Cloud BCP MITEL CLOUD ANYWARE – CLOUD BCP

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Working with VMware they’ve virtualized the core technologies of telephony, meaning that rather than having dusty old phone switches you could now run your telephony as an estate of Virtual Machines, presenting the opportunity to leverage VM tools to enhance their deployment, as well as meanin...

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Cloud migration: From monolith to microservices CLOUD MIGRATION: FROM MONOLITH TO MICROSERVICES

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A cloud migration project can be a relatively simple exercise, where applications are migrated ‘as is’, to gain benefits such as elastic capacity and utility pricing, but without making any changes to the application architecture, software development methods or business processes it is ...

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Strange Cloud Adoption STRANGE CLOUD ADOPTION

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Cloud computing adoption is following a different path from what has been observed in the past. The adoption pattern, that is the organizations taking up this approach are doing so in a different order than the past and for different reasons.

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Cloud Security Part 1: Why So Many Cloud Servers are Vulnerable CLOUD SECURITY PART 1: WHY SO MANY CLOUD SERVERS ARE VULNERABLE

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Security is the number one concern for cloud adoption. Deployment of cloud applications is daunting when you consider the risks of having your applications, infrastructure, IP and private information in the cloud.

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People, process, technology for Cloud service providers PEOPLE, PROCESS, TECHNOLOGY FOR CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDERS

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There’s been a lot written in cloud circles about the preparations enterprises need to make to prepare for the move to cloud - but what about service providers? A lot of service providers are coming from a managed hosting, managed services or even a telco background and are now building a clou...

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‘Security by design’ and adding compliance to automation ‘SECURITY BY DESIGN’ AND ADDING COMPLIANCE TO AUTOMATION

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Security is “job zero” for every company. If you are putting your customers or users at risk,  you will not be in business for long. And that begins with taking a more proactive approach to infrastructure security — one that does not rely on the typical protective or reactive ...

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VMware grabs Wanova for their end-user portfolio VMWARE GRABS WANOVA FOR THEIR END-USER PORTFOLIO

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Virtualisation experts VMware have acquired turnkey desktop cloud providers Wanova to further bolster their end-user portfolio.

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Back to school: Disaster recovery lessons BACK TO SCHOOL: DISASTER RECOVERY LESSONS

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The past week and a half have brought us the trifecta of business continuity / disaster recovery (BC/DR) stories: Hurricane Irene, the San Diego blackout, and the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I’ll try not to belabor the point – stuff happens, and business need to be prepared – and ins...

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HDS buys BlueArc, any surprises here? HDS BUYS BLUEARC, ANY SURPRISES HERE?

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Technically here in the northern hemisphere it is still summer, so there is another summer wedding to announce.

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Cloud Technology Partners Launches Managed Cloud Controls for AWS CLOUD TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS LAUNCHES MANAGED CLOUD CONTROLS FOR AWS

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Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), the premier cloud services and software company for enterprises moving to cloud, today announced the launch of Managed Cloud Controls for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Managed Cloud Controls represents a suite of next-generation managed services that enables enterprises...

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OpenDrives Extends Data Protection Capabilities into the Cloud with Microsoft Azure Integration OPENDRIVES EXTENDS DATA PROTECTION CAPABILITIES INTO THE CLOUD WITH MICROSOFT AZURE INTEGRATION

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OpenDrives today announced that it has developed a "cloud connector," enabling its Media and Entertainment clients to backup critical data files from on premises OpenDrives storage systems to Microsoft Azure, the global-scale, trusted cloud platform. Industry-leading media production compa...

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Pluribus Networks Simplifies the Software-Defined Data Center PLURIBUS NETWORKS SIMPLIFIES THE SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATA CENTER

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Pluribus Networks today announced a major evolution to its Software-Defined Networking (SDN) strategy with the introduction of the Adaptive Cloud Fabric virtualized architecture. Built on the deployment-proven Netvisor network virtualization software, the Adaptive Cloud Fabric is a simple, dynamic a...

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Hedvig Offers Industry HEDVIG OFFERS INDUSTRY'S FIRST CHANNEL PROGRAM DESIGNED AROUND THE FLEXIBILITY OF SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE

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Hedvig, the company modernizing storage and accelerating enterprise adoption of private and hybrid clouds, today announced the expansion of its CloudScale Partner Program. The enhanced program provides its worldwide partner ecosystem with a flexible, customer-focused framework that makes it easier t...

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Numecent Announces The Release Of Cloudpaging For Enterprise 9.0 NUMECENT ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF CLOUDPAGING FOR ENTERPRISE 9.0

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Cloudpaging for Enterprise transforms native software delivery, deployment, and provisioning to and from the cloud, datacenter, and desktop. Key updates available in Cloudpaging for Enterprise 9.0 include:

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VMblog VMBLOG'S EXPERT INTERVIEWS: LINKERD CREATORS SHARE "SERVICE MESH" VISION AS PROJECT REACHES 1.0 MILESTONE

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Turing award winner and MIT professor Barbara Liskov famously championed the power of "abstraction" as a change agent in computer science and system design.  So when I heard about an emerging service-level abstraction that has the potential to be to microservices what TCP/IP was to cl...

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Quali CloudShell 8.0 Release Announces Support for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack Cloud Platforms QUALI CLOUDSHELL 8.0 RELEASE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR MICROSOFT AZURE AND OPENSTACK CLOUD PLATFORMS

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Quali, the leader in cloud sandbox software for cloud and DevOps automation, today announced the general availability of CloudShell 8.0 with second-generation shells which are easier to build and maintain, along with new support for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack based cloud platforms.

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Days Numbered for Legacy Cloud Management Platforms With Release of 4th Iteration of Orchestration-First Cloud Management Platform, Cloudify DAYS NUMBERED FOR LEGACY CLOUD MANAGEMENT PLATFORMS WITH RELEASE OF 4TH ITERATION OF ORCHESTRATION-FIRST CLOUD MANAGEMENT PLATFORM, CLOUDIFY

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The latest version of Cloudify open source multi-cloud management software-Cloudify 4-ships today, with new features that present a direct threat to legacy cloud management platforms (CMPs) used by enterprises since the earliest days of cloud. These legacy CMPs-such as RightScale and CloudForms-are ...

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When iPaaS Goes Awry – Don’t accelerate your point-to-point connections WHEN IPAAS GOES AWRY – DON’T ACCELERATE YOUR POINT-TO-POINT CONNECTIONS

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A recent report from Mckinsey revealed that when companies pursue digital transformation, the complexity of IT architecture increases.  This complexity doesn’t happen immediately.

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Deep Learning in Bright Cluster Manager Version 7.3 DEEP LEARNING IN BRIGHT CLUSTER MANAGER VERSION 7.3

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Enterprises have been busy for years collecting large amounts of data and analyzing it to obtain a competitive advantage by using machine learning – developing algorithms that can learn from and make predictions on data.

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Has OpenStack Finally Arrived? HAS OPENSTACK FINALLY ARRIVED?

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As the dust settles from October’s OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, Spain, it seems like a good time to take stock. How is OpenStack doing? Is it still the darling of DevOps devotees everywhere, or is it fading into obscurity like so many hot technologies that came before it?

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How to manage HPC resources effectively HOW TO MANAGE HPC RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY

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The term HPC escapes a one-size-fits-all, cut and dried definition. According to Kyle Maxey writing in an article titled What is High Performance Computing and How Can Engineers Use It?, here's what it means: "In the end, HPC is all about the aggregation of computing resources to solve comp...

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More Highlights From Our 2016 User Survey MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2016 USER SURVEY

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In my last post, I showed you some of the results of Bright’s latest user survey. In particular we looked at the size of deployed clusters, workload manager preference, and the the high percentage of clusters running GPUs.

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Cloud Expo Europe 2016 CLOUD EXPO EUROPE 2016

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Germany is the largest technology market in Europe, according to Germany Trade & Invest, and accounts for 24.5% of all technology purchases in the region. By comparison the UK accounts for 17.3% and France accounts for 15.6%.

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SC16 is in the rear view mirror – but the energy and innovation we saw at the conference and expo will “drive” the year to come SC16 IS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR – BUT THE ENERGY AND INNOVATION WE SAW AT THE CONFERENCE AND EXPO WILL “DRIVE” THE YEAR TO COME

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Our Bright Computing team has a lot to be thankful for this year – and it all came together at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah a couple of weeks ago.

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University selects our cluster manager software UNIVERSITY SELECTS OUR CLUSTER MANAGER SOFTWARE

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As recently announced on the HPCWire blog, the University of North Dakota has selected the Bright Computing cluster manager software for use on its HPC clusters.

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Technical Training Videos on OpenStack and Big Data to Help You Learn in a Bright Way TECHNICAL TRAINING VIDEOS ON OPENSTACK AND BIG DATA TO HELP YOU LEARN IN A BRIGHT WAY

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If you are a system administrator, an engineer, or a developer working with cluster and cloud infrastructure in general, these videos are designed for you.

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Cloud Trends for 2017 and Beyond CLOUD TRENDS FOR 2017 AND BEYOND

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That time of year isn’t it? Everyone becomes a fortune teller and starts writing about things that will happen in the year ahead. Last year I wrote about IoT, and we did see a lot of development in that area – including (sadly) the security watchpoint I mentioned in the article.

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Serverless Computing – What is it? SERVERLESS COMPUTING – WHAT IS IT?

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Serverless is a concept in Cloud Computing that has been growing in popularity over the last 12 months. It is very powerful and has a lot of potential. In this post, I hope to help explain what Serverless is, how it can be used and some examples of how it is being used in the industry.

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Cloudreach & Blackstone – Staying at the Top CLOUDREACH & BLACKSTONE – STAYING AT THE TOP

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“Getting to the top is hard, but it’s harder to stay there”. You’ll find a lot of different quotes to this effect (and presumed authors too) if you search the internet. Although I’m not a big fan of using tired, cheesy, pseudo-inspirational statements, I believe this on...

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Cloudreach – 5 and a half years on CLOUDREACH – 5 AND A HALF YEARS ON

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I felt inspired to write this today following the public announcement that Cloudreach has taken an epic next step on its journey to disrupt the world of tech and will now grow with the assistance of Blackstone.

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Unknown unknowns are a reality – does this stop you? Blackstone and Beyond. UNKNOWN UNKNOWNS ARE A REALITY – DOES THIS STOP YOU? BLACKSTONE AND BEYOND.

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Donald Rumsfeld may not be everyone’s cup of tea, however he did come up with one of the most famous statements in politics during a press briefing in 2002. This statement focused on ‘unknown unknowns’. Some people called him crazy at the time but it is in fact a very clever way of...

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Cloud MSP Magic Quadrant – Life in the top right CLOUD MSP MAGIC QUADRANT – LIFE IN THE TOP RIGHT

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Top Right. There it was, right before my eyes. Proudness, excitement and relief. All felt at the same time when I first opened the Hyperscale MSP Magic Quadrant preview sent by Gartner. At Cloudreach it was our first experience entering such a process and we had no idea where we stood until the resu...

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What the AWS Outage Teaches Us About the Shared Responsibility Model WHAT THE AWS OUTAGE TEACHES US ABOUT THE SHARED RESPONSIBILITY MODEL

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It was essentially a fat finger on the command line.  Everyone in IT has done it at one point in their career.  I once deleted the contents of an entire disk with an accidental recursive flag, which coincidentally happens to be when I moved from engineering to sales.  And whilst autom...

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ChatOps for the Next-Gen MSP CHATOPS FOR THE NEXT-GEN MSP

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In this digital age, ChatOps is certainly gaining traction, becoming the manifestation of conversation-driven collaboration. Technology teams around the world continue to use and create new ways of working together, controlling resources, streamlining processes, and innovating in their respective wo...

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Cloud and Agile: why do they work so well together? CLOUD AND AGILE: WHY DO THEY WORK SO WELL TOGETHER?

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I came from a traditional infrastructure IT background, and when I heard ‘Agile’ being banded around by my colleagues and peers, I half saw it as an excuse to not plan, or as a big buzz word just because the powers that be had heard about it at a conference that year.

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Lack of Product Owners: the problem with Directionless Agile LACK OF PRODUCT OWNERS: THE PROBLEM WITH DIRECTIONLESS AGILE

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I’m back again and this time and in contrast to my positive “falling in love” confession about Agile I also want to balance the argument and write about a reoccurring problem I have seen in large enterprises during their Agile Cloud Adoption programmes.

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AWS KMS Envelope Encryption AWS KMS ENVELOPE ENCRYPTION

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Today the Cloudreach blog covers a topic that is hot, hot, hot given the continuing security breaches, challenges and discussions around the globe. Specifically, we’re going to talk about encryption in AWS and how to make AWS Key Management Service (KMS) secure for your needs.

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Why cloud MSPs are software companies WHY CLOUD MSPS ARE SOFTWARE COMPANIES

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When your infrastructure is code, the art of developing great software applications and building great infrastructure systems start to look similar.

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The blame game: Does cloud storage result in data loss? THE BLAME GAME: DOES CLOUD STORAGE RESULT IN DATA LOSS?

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I recently came across a piece by Carl Brooks over at IT Tech News Daily that caught my eye, title was Cloud Storage Often Results in Data Loss. The piece has an effective title (good for search engine: SEO optimization) as it stood out from many others I saw on that particular day.

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Rethinking Cloud ROI from a Customer’s Perspective RETHINKING CLOUD ROI FROM A CUSTOMER’S PERSPECTIVE

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Seeing the proliferation of cloud ROI, TCO and cost calculators brings to mind my economics professors who strove with a passion to reduce complex consumer decisions into simple, very powerful formulas.

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Managing hybrid clouds: What team do IT leaders need? MANAGING HYBRID CLOUDS: WHAT TEAM DO IT LEADERS NEED?

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As most enterprise IT leaders know, transitioning IT staff to a cloud-based service delivery model is often more challenging than transitioning the infrastructure itself.

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5 cloud server security tips for 2013 5 CLOUD SERVER SECURITY TIPS FOR 2013

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Big surprise – a firewall management service provider telling you to lockdown the firewall, but putting aside the brand of our soap box, the firewall is the front-line defence for all security.

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Preparing for Your Cloud Migration PREPARING FOR YOUR CLOUD MIGRATION

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The good news is that you'll probably have an expert, or a Microsoft partner like us at Shaping Cloud, guiding you through the migration. Your IT consultant will handle most of the complicated bits and pieces, but there are still some key things that you can do to prepare for the move.

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d Hat snipes at VMware, calls cloud vision “fundamentally flawed” D HAT SNIPES AT VMWARE, CALLS CLOUD VISION “FUNDAMENTALLY FLAWED”

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Open cloud provider Red Hat has hit out at end user computing giant VMware in a blog post, describing its recently outlined hybrid cloud vision as “appealing” but “fundamentally flawed in implementation.”

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Docker security: How to monitor and patch containers in the cloud DOCKER SECURITY: HOW TO MONITOR AND PATCH CONTAINERS IN THE CLOUD

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Nearly a quarter of enterprises are already using Docker and an additional 35% plan to use it. Even sceptical IT executives are calling it the future.

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OpenStack Summit Barcelona with a Ceph flavour OPENSTACK SUMMIT BARCELONA WITH A CEPH FLAVOUR

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A few months have passed since the must-attend cloud computing event — OpenStack Summit Barcelona — rocked the Spanish autumn and brought together a truly international crowd ready to enjoy the grueling schedule and benefit from all activities the organizers had lined up.

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Teaming up with Dell to bring HPC to the masses TEAMING UP WITH DELL TO BRING HPC TO THE MASSES

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We were very excited at SC16 to announce that Bright Cluster Manager provides infrastructure management technology for Dell’s Blueprints program. The program includes a group of end-to-end solutions optimized and validated to meet Dell customers’ biggest challenges: big data, high perfor...

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Five Predictions for HPC Clusters in 2017 FIVE PREDICTIONS FOR HPC CLUSTERS IN 2017

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As the year draws to a close, we have been thinking about what the HPC industry is likely to face in 2017.

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Setting up GPU Hypervisors on OpenStack SETTING UP GPU HYPERVISORS ON OPENSTACK

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At Bright, we have our own private cloud based on Bright OpenStack. We use it to run R&D, dev, and QA workloads for our engineering teams.

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Government GOVERNMENT'S COMPUTING NEEDS MET THROUGH PRIVATE CLOUD SOLUTIONS

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According to a recent post from GovTechWorks, 64 percent of federal IT managers prefer to keep most of their agency's cloud-based applications in a private cloud, due to compliance requirements with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

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A Look Back at CeBIT and Huawei’s HPC Roundtable A LOOK BACK AT CEBIT AND HUAWEI’S HPC ROUNDTABLE

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I had the pleasure of attending CeBIT in Hannover Germany last week, which, year on year, becomes increasingly business-to-business focused. With more than 200,000 visitors from around the world, this is a monster of a show.

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Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting – A Week Well Spent DELL EMC HPC COMMUNITY MEETING – A WEEK WELL SPENT

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The tag line for the Community Meeting was how to transform the future of HPC, with Dell focusing on the convergence of HPC, big data, and cloud. Dell’s strategy points are threefold: Advancing HPC, democratizing HPC, and optimizing HPC. Jay Boisseau, the HPC Technology Strategist at Dell EMC,...

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What Cloud And Mobile Means To Your Accounting Business WHAT CLOUD AND MOBILE MEANS TO YOUR ACCOUNTING BUSINESS

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Technological advancements have greatly impacted the accounting industry, to help create a more efficient and accurate modern technology assisted accounting practice. From the Sumerian clay tablets, the basic adding machines of the 19th century to the modern day calculators and cloud hosted accounti...

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5 Ways To Save Time On Accounting Tasks 5 WAYS TO SAVE TIME ON ACCOUNTING TASKS

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Undertaking accounting processes and tasks is not just an overwhelming experience but is also very time consuming as well. Accountants and CPAs are often at a lack of time and working smarter and not harder is very beneficial for such professionals. Here are a few pointers which intend to help accou...

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10 Reasons To Host QuickBooks On The Cloud 10 REASONS TO HOST QUICKBOOKS ON THE CLOUD

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QuickBooks is a widely popular accounting software which is used by accounting firms and individually practicing CPAs worldwide. It provides an easy and quick way to handle sales, expenses, transaction tracking/monitoring, and many more accounting practices. It is specifically targeted at small and ...

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5 Tax Saving Tips Every Business Should Know 5 TAX SAVING TIPS EVERY BUSINESS SHOULD KNOW

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It is no easy task to start and maintain a profitable business! But even with a successful business, taxes can make them look like peanuts. In this article, we shall discuss in brief a few pointers to help accountants and businesses alike, to keep the dreaded taxes from burning out a significant amo...

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Traditional Accounting vs Cloud Accounting: What Should You Choose? TRADITIONAL ACCOUNTING VS CLOUD ACCOUNTING: WHAT SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

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More and more businesses are adopting cloud-based services everyday, all thanks to the numerous benefits of efficacy and cost effectiveness associated with the cloud technology. That’s not all, the entire world is now in some way or another using cloud services, from connected appliances to in...

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How CPAs can Become Trusted Advisors To Their Clients HOW CPAS CAN BECOME TRUSTED ADVISORS TO THEIR CLIENTS

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The traditional role of accountants and CPAs has been through a great many changes in the last decade itself. With disruptive trends like cloud-based accounting, the growing popularity of accounting software, IoT, artificial intelligence, and process automation, CPAs all over the world were becoming...

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Data Security Vulnerabilities Of Free Cloud Storage Services DATA SECURITY VULNERABILITIES OF FREE CLOUD STORAGE SERVICES

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Most businesses don’t even consider data security as a major operational element until an actual data breach has occurred. Businesses which deal with large volumes of confidential data every day should always take a proactive and defensive approach to the data security.

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Cloud Technology Trends To Look Out For In 2017 CLOUD TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2017

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In the last few years, cloud computing has drastically changed the way businesses of all sorts and sizes operate. A recent market analysis from Cisco discloses that the entire global Cloud IP traffic is set to quadruple within the next 5 years and is also predicted to show a CAGR growth of 30% till ...

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Microsoft Ignite 2015: A Focus On Neudesic’s Big Data Hybrid-Cloud Architecture MICROSOFT IGNITE 2015: A FOCUS ON NEUDESIC’S BIG DATA HYBRID-CLOUD ARCHITECTURE

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During this 60 minute session, Lance leveraged Neudesic’s cutting-edge, hybrid-cloud architecture to showcase how a hybrid Big Data compute scenario can greatly reduce storage and processing costs, while keeping Personal Identifiable Information (PII) on premises.

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Cloudforce Keynote Asks: How Are Enterprise Organizations Bridging the Social Divide? CLOUDFORCE KEYNOTE ASKS: HOW ARE ENTERPRISE ORGANIZATIONS BRIDGING THE SOCIAL DIVIDE?

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Earlier this morning, I had the great pleasure of sitting in on the Cloudforce keynote from salesforce.com visionary and CEO Marc Benioff. I’ve attended a number of conferences, large and small, and have to admit this was one of the more well-thought-out and put-together keynotes I’ve se...

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Partner Spotlight: CarrierSales, Cloud Contact Center Specialists Who Place a Premium on Relationships PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: CARRIERSALES, CLOUD CONTACT CENTER SPECIALISTS WHO PLACE A PREMIUM ON RELATIONSHIPS

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As my second installment of our Partner Spotlight series, we recently had the opportunity meet with Ray Hicken at CarrierSales to find out how they are finding such great success into today’s competitive market and delve into the importance of offering a cloud-based contact center (CCaaS) solu...

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Congratulations to AWS for Maintaining the Lead in Gartner MQ CONGRATULATIONS TO AWS FOR MAINTAINING THE LEAD IN GARTNER MQ

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Our partner, Amazon Web Services (AWS), was – once again - named the definitive leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services. In fact, an article on The Next Web even called AWS “the king of cloud Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers.”

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Welcome to Serenova! WELCOME TO SERENOVA!

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This past year has been all about positive transformation for our company, our team, and our customers. Today, we took the next step in that journey. I’m thrilled to announce that as of this morning, LiveOps Cloud is now officially Serenova!

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Welcome to the Contact Center, AWS! WELCOME TO THE CONTACT CENTER, AWS!

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The Serenova team and I just got back from Enterprise Connect and it was once again an amazing show. Our friends at UBM did a phenomenal job of capturing and capitalizing on both the momentum and ongoing digital transformation of the Communications, Collaboration, and Contact Center spaces.

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Report from the Field: Cloud Contact Center takes Center Stage at Enterprise Connect REPORT FROM THE FIELD: CLOUD CONTACT CENTER TAKES CENTER STAGE AT ENTERPRISE CONNECT

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Enterprise Connect is an exciting time for those of us in the enterprise communications space. It’s a meeting of more than 5,500 minds who are heavily focused on all things enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications.

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Why vendor lock-in remains a big roadblock to cloud success WHY VENDOR LOCK-IN REMAINS A BIG ROADBLOCK TO CLOUD SUCCESS

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Despite the clear advantages of cloud, enterprises can be skittish about getting “trapped” in a public cloud vendor. But unfortunately, this may prevent them from achieving success in the cloud, a new survey finds.

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Key definitions of Cloud Computing types KEY DEFINITIONS OF CLOUD COMPUTING TYPES

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The key benefits of the cloud computing model include self-service, cost-savings, economies of scale and flexibility.

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Two Kinds of Cloud Infrastructure TWO KINDS OF CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

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I’m just getting around to writing about a terrific post by Rodrigo Flores over at GigaOm about SLAs and cloud infrastructure. Flores neatly articulates something that we have based nScaled on – the importance of the enterprise service agreement and SLAs in cloud, and the factors that ma...

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Grocery vs. Restaurant = OpenStack vs. Amazon GROCERY VS. RESTAURANT = OPENSTACK VS. AMAZON

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As OpenStack emerges as an important force in cloud computing infrastructure, I often see the comparison of OpenStack, the open source project, to Amazon’s Amazon Web Services (AWS). I’ve made that comparison myself.

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Zenny’s Weekly Cloud Links #25 – VMworld, Telstra, Cloud Security, Hybrid Cloud ZENNY’S WEEKLY CLOUD LINKS #25 – VMWORLD, TELSTRA, CLOUD SECURITY, HYBRID CLOUD

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Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on Cloud Computing, service orientated infrastructure, DevOps, and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of August 29th that are worth taking a look at. Enjoy!

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Why your cloud needs more than great customer service WHY YOUR CLOUD NEEDS MORE THAN GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE

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When start-ups and enterprises first evaluate cloud providers, they often choose an out of the box solution that fits their immediate needs. Their hosting provider promises great customer service, but they have essentially the same stack as thousands of other customers and still need a large SysOps ...

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10 tips for keeping your information safe in the cloud 10 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SAFE IN THE CLOUD

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Using the cloud to store your data via virtual datacentres is great! You can have lots of space for a cheap price, which you can access virtually anywhere.

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What can MSPs gain from linear growth and recurring revenue? WHAT CAN MSPS GAIN FROM LINEAR GROWTH AND RECURRING REVENUE?

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We’ve reached it, the critical stage between cloud growth and cloud maturity. And there’s no need to deny that with cloud maturity come great opportunities.

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Why enterprises need containers and Docker WHY ENTERPRISES NEED CONTAINERS AND DOCKER

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At DockerCon 2015 last week, it was very clear that Docker is poised to transform enterprise IT.

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Want to Move to the Cloud? Talk to your CFO WANT TO MOVE TO THE CLOUD? TALK TO YOUR CFO

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So, you have decided that moving to the cloud is the right choice for your business.

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3 ways application development is thankful for MSPs 3 WAYS APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT IS THANKFUL FOR MSPS

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In honour of the upcoming holiday, we wanted to spend a little time exploring how application development and product management can leverage managed services as well as (or better) other parts of the organization more traditionally associated with such outsourcing partnership.

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GreenPages’ Journey to the Cloud – The Vision Is Complete GREENPAGES’ JOURNEY TO THE CLOUD – THE VISION IS COMPLETE

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Imagine taking the entire core infrastructure of a $100 Million company, loading it into a couple of trucks, and driving it 60 miles down the road to a colocation facility.  Add to that the challenge of making sure a 24x7x365 Managed Services organization stays running, even while some of their...

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DevOps automation: Financial implication and benefits with AWS DEVOPS AUTOMATION: FINANCIAL IMPLICATION AND BENEFITS WITH AWS

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It is no surprise that cloud computing brings with it monetary advantages, which are realised when an organisation trades fixed capital expenditure (CAPEX) for variable operational expenditure (OPEX) on a pay-as-you-go usage model (learn more about Capex vs. Opex).

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40-Love: New Cloud Computing Index Sparks Wall Street Interest 40-LOVE: NEW CLOUD COMPUTING INDEX SPARKS WALL STREET INTEREST

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A new ISE Cloud Computing Index (SKYY) lumps 40 of the top pure play, non-pure play and hybrid cloud companies into a grand experiment that strives to double the index's monthly return using leverage.

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The true rate of cloud adoption in healthcare THE TRUE RATE OF CLOUD ADOPTION IN HEALTHCARE

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Although healthcare was once considered an industry that would not adopt cloud computing due to systemic security, legal, and privacy issues, that no longer seems to be the case.

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America’s defence department moves towards cloud computing AMERICA’S DEFENCE DEPARTMENT MOVES TOWARDS CLOUD COMPUTING

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We are all aware of the United States military, and that it is the largest in the world. It has a budget of over £340 billion and employs in excess of 3 million people. 1.5 million of those people are in active duty, or regular military personnel.

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New approach challenges accepted tech market outlook NEW APPROACH CHALLENGES ACCEPTED TECH MARKET OUTLOOK

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It’s time to strip away the hype surrounding analytics, big data and cloud computing by asking how these technologies contribute  to excellent customer experiences and greater customer engagement.

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3 Things The Cloud is NOT 3 THINGS THE CLOUD IS NOT

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Ask 10 people what Cloud computing is and you’ll probably get 8 different answers and 2 blank stares.

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The real story behind enterprise cloud penetration within the verticals THE REAL STORY BEHIND ENTERPRISE CLOUD PENETRATION WITHIN THE VERTICALS

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Last year Gartner released numbers that pointed to the growth of cloud computing from 2011 to 2016, specifically, the growth of cloud computing by vertical industry.

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Is your cloud wasting money? How to rein things in IS YOUR CLOUD WASTING MONEY? HOW TO REIN THINGS IN

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Cloud costs are notoriously difficult to contain. With 50+ AWS services, complex usage pricing, and bills that list “EC2 costs” as a single line item, it is often hard to know who spent what — and then tie those numbers to project budgets and ROIs.

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Cloud Security Part 2: The SECRET Sauce CLOUD SECURITY PART 2: THE SECRET SAUCE

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The key to effective cloud security is like a two-sided coin – one side is security (of course) while the other is management. Most overlook the latter, only to realize how critical management is when it’s too late and they’ve given up on the first, security

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Opinion: Why there is no such thing as managed IaaS OPINION: WHY THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MANAGED IAAS

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The age of managed infrastructure is coming to an end. Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) have spent the last decade developing platforms that eliminate the manual, time-consuming maintenance of hardware, network, and storage, and enabling infrastructure to be controlled via software, i....

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Does cloud and big data threaten your job? DOES CLOUD AND BIG DATA THREATEN YOUR JOB?

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I have a really long commute to and from work.  And I when I say long, I mean an hour and a half or more long. Needless to say, I have a lot of time to listen to the news.

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The new AWS region is set to further cloud adoption in the UK THE NEW AWS REGION IS SET TO FURTHER CLOUD ADOPTION IN THE UK

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With the steady rise of AWS adoption in the UK, it should come as no surprise that AWS will be adding a new UK region by the end of 2016.

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IT leaders prepare for the arrival of the federated cloud IT LEADERS PREPARE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE FEDERATED CLOUD

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And the federated cloud will be coming to a city near you, allowing your team to take advantage of a globally scattered array of datacentre infrastructure that will power the next generation of gaming apps, social media, e-commerce and online publishing applications.

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Understanding the fundamentals of cloud security for healthcare UNDERSTANDING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CLOUD SECURITY FOR HEALTHCARE

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Continuing our discussion from my last blog in July, perhaps it’s helpful to drive deeper into security approaches and technology for use within clouds that serve the healthcare vertical.  We’ll start by focusing on the fundamentals of cloud security for healthcare.

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10 myths of cloud computing debunked 10 MYTHS OF CLOUD COMPUTING DEBUNKED

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There is a lot of hype surrounding the cloud and its delivery of software, storage and infrastructure over the Internet, but many businesses still view the technology as being too disruptive to implement.

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5 Cloud Predictions for 2012 – Private Clouds, PaaS, & Hypervisor Uptick 5 CLOUD PREDICTIONS FOR 2012 – PRIVATE CLOUDS, PAAS, & HYPERVISOR UPTICK

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As we say goodbye to 2011, it’s been an incredible year of technology as the cloud continues to mature.

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Analysing cloud computing and the healthcare industry ANALYSING CLOUD COMPUTING AND THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Cloud computing has touched many industries and is increasingly being adopted in many ways, from easily accessible data storage to business application solutions and reduction in hardware investment.

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How can cloud hosting affect banking? HOW CAN CLOUD HOSTING AFFECT BANKING?

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Accenture, the IT consultancy reported this year that “cloud computing will increasingly provide banks with new lower cost operating models thanks to virtualisation, greater automation, and the ability to push more activities offshore.”

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Struggling with Your 2012 Budget and the Cloud? You’re Not Alone STRUGGLING WITH YOUR 2012 BUDGET AND THE CLOUD? YOU’RE NOT ALONE

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As 2012 looms on the horizon, IT executives are struggling with the budgetary process and are trying to find some breathing space in all of the bad news.

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4 non-obvious costs of cloud downtime 4 NON-OBVIOUS COSTS OF CLOUD DOWNTIME

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“The cause of today’s outage came from within our data centres. What was noteworthy about today’s outage was the coincidental failure of two parallel systems at nearly the same time…We are investing aggressively in our systems to avoid this situation in the future.”

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Cloud Security: Let’s Keep the Data Between Us CLOUD SECURITY: LET’S KEEP THE DATA BETWEEN US

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In 2011 Dave Kennedy, a renowned IT Security "Ninja" reported that there were 480 security breaches of digital assets. The worst hit, as usual, appears to be the Healthcare sector with a total of 160 breaches.

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Integrating customer service and the cloud INTEGRATING CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THE CLOUD

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The cloud is commonly envisaged as a utilitarian service, enabling those companies using it, to experience ease of access to data in various accounts, homogenisation of such accounts, the external management of servers, negating the need for expensive hardware, and so on.

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VMworld and The Toughest Cloud Management Question VMWORLD AND THE TOUGHEST CLOUD MANAGEMENT QUESTION

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Last week at VMworld we asked a secret shopper to visit all the major cloud management vendors (BMC, CA, HP, IBM, and CA Nimsoft) and ask the Toughest Cloud Management Question.

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Will People Fully Embrace Cloud Gaming? WILL PEOPLE FULLY EMBRACE CLOUD GAMING?

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In recent years the world of gaming has seen a shift in the way in which games are played and therefore the way they need to be developed.

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Further evidence of growth in cloud gaming FURTHER EVIDENCE OF GROWTH IN CLOUD GAMING

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AMD, a chip designer, is now pushing a lot of money into Ciinow, a cloud based game streaming firm. Ciinow has stated that it will use its AMD Radeon graphics cards due to the fact that AMD is pumping a lot of cash into the firm.

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Is cloud computing ready for the Olympics? IS CLOUD COMPUTING READY FOR THE OLYMPICS?

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With the Olympic Games just around the corner, one wonders whether, in a time where cloud computing is coming on leaps and bounds and gaining popularity by the day, it will be ready to service the Olympics.

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Every 6 seconds a new virtual machine “cloud” is born EVERY 6 SECONDS A NEW VIRTUAL MACHINE “CLOUD” IS BORN

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A virtual machine of course is the kernel of cloud computing, a device enabling SMEs to deploy virtual resources in the cloud using a utility pricing model from Virtual Internet.

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What You Gonna Do when the Cloud Gets Slow on You? WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE CLOUD GETS SLOW ON YOU?

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I hate to be breaker of bad news, but the reality is that cloud computing is more than an abstract concept.

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Charity uses cloud computing to protect from visitor surges CHARITY USES CLOUD COMPUTING TO PROTECT FROM VISITOR SURGES

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Action for Children, one of Britain’s foremost charities has used a cloud hosting provider to create a hybrid cloud with which to support its website as well as applications, especially during peak surges in visitor numbers.

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Can the cloud assist the banking industry? CAN THE CLOUD ASSIST THE BANKING INDUSTRY?

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The banking industry has faced a vast number of challenges recently and continues to do so, particularly with increasing regulations, unhappy customers, strengthening competition and decreasing levels of profitability.

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Looking into the EU Cloud Computing initiative LOOKING INTO THE EU CLOUD COMPUTING INITIATIVE

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The European Commission produced a communication entitled “Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe,” which announced a new cloud computing strategy for the European Union. The EC released a statement saying that the Cloud computing strategy will, if it works, facilitate the...

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Does mobility and the cloud equal total compatibility? DOES MOBILITY AND THE CLOUD EQUAL TOTAL COMPATIBILITY?

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Over the last fifteen or so years, we have seen computing make the transition from the fixed and immovable desktops and servers, through to chunky underpowered laptops, through to less chunky but more powerful laptops using Wi-Fi connectivity, through to smartphones, 3G, tablets.

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Is Australia about to go through a cloud boom? IS AUSTRALIA ABOUT TO GO THROUGH A CLOUD BOOM?

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Recent evidence suggests that cloud competition in Australia is about to intensify. Australia’s high-tech population and its concern about cloud-hosting outside of the country should prove very tempting for cloud companies to set up domestically.

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Is cloud computing meeting its expectations? IS CLOUD COMPUTING MEETING ITS EXPECTATIONS?

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One issue relative to cloud computing that keeps critics well fed is the degree to which expectations and realities of the technology all too often don’t sync. Add to the mix a large degree of expected hype around buzzy marketing concepts, and what companies expect going into switching to clou...

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What Elephant in the Room? 5 Excuses to Avoid the Cloud WHAT ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM? 5 EXCUSES TO AVOID THE CLOUD

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“Cloud is not for us.” “We virtualize almost everything so it’s like we already use Cloud.” “Cloud is too expensive.” Etc……So what’s your excuse? Cloud isn’t going away.

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Survey Reveals Cloud Adoption Should Quadruple SURVEY REVEALS CLOUD ADOPTION SHOULD QUADRUPLE

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Cloud adoption amongst enterprises is now expected to significantly grow throughout the rest of 2012, however it has also been revealed that some serious obstacles must be overcome. This is according to a customer survey carried out by Cisco Systems.

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Samsung unveils cloud gaming service SAMSUNG UNVEILS CLOUD GAMING SERVICE

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Samsung have revealed that they will be offering a cloud-based gaming service which they will build into their flagship 7000 series HDTVs.

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Cloud computing to lift off in China CLOUD COMPUTING TO LIFT OFF IN CHINA

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It has been reported that cloud computing is quickly emerging as one of China’s fastest growing industries. The annual rate of growth has been calculated at 40%.

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Contractors would do well to use the cloud CONTRACTORS WOULD DO WELL TO USE THE CLOUD

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Building contractors were told this week that cloud computing could make a huge difference to the construction industry, especially when it comes to project management.

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Analysing the differences between cloud orchestration and cloud automation ANALYSING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CLOUD ORCHESTRATION AND CLOUD AUTOMATION

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What is the difference between cloud orchestration and cloud automation? An exploration of these two terms is more than a vocabulary exercise; it highlights a key challenge for teams looking to improve IT processes.

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Cloud Computing: essential to SMEs? CLOUD COMPUTING: ESSENTIAL TO SMES?

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It has been reported this week that 65% of US small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) say that cloud computing is absolutely essential to their organisation and future growth plans.

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How Intel’s acquisition of Altera could transform IoT and the data centre HOW INTEL’S ACQUISITION OF ALTERA COULD TRANSFORM IOT AND THE DATA CENTRE

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After a relatively quiet transaction that began on June 1 2015, in December Intel officially acquired the Altera Corporation and reformed it as an internal department dubbed “Intel Programmable Solutions Group.”

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5 reasons why small businesses choose the cloud 5 REASONS WHY SMALL BUSINESSES CHOOSE THE CLOUD

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It has recently been shown that 80% of private businesses involved in foreign trade are small or medium sized businesses and many of these are growing or looking to expand and develop.

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Nasa making use of cloud computing NASA MAKING USE OF CLOUD COMPUTING

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Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have announced that they will be looking to make use of cloud computing platforms in order to power the administration’s next generation of projects.

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Who controls the cloud market – providers or consumers? WHO CONTROLS THE CLOUD MARKET – PROVIDERS OR CONSUMERS?

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We first went from reserving cloud capacity to securing capacity on-demand, and then we even started to bid for unused capacity in the spot market – all in an effort to decrease cost in the cloud.

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Fingertip Cloud Glossary: Test yourself! FINGERTIP CLOUD GLOSSARY: TEST YOURSELF!

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We live in a world of acronyms including SEO, CRM and SaaS. And in recent months (maybe years!) you have become becoming accustomed to phrases such as 'cloudbursting' and the 'elastic' nature of 'cloud computing'.

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Cloud Identity and Security Best Practices CLOUD IDENTITY AND SECURITY BEST PRACTICES

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Here is our Linkedin social community for this, and the practice will shortly be underpinned by a new Kantara Initiative working group of the same name that I’m currently launching.

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Obamacare goes live: Healthcare cloud computing in action OBAMACARE GOES LIVE: HEALTHCARE CLOUD COMPUTING IN ACTION

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Today marks the opening of the online enrollment of government-approved health exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

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Why IT remains unprepared for cloud management WHY IT REMAINS UNPREPARED FOR CLOUD MANAGEMENT

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The vast majority of enterprises plan to migrate more workloads to the cloud in 2016. But IT teams may not be prepared to maintain cloud resources, a new survey by Logicworks finds.

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Perception Differences between Adopters and Non-Adopters of Cloud PERCEPTION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ADOPTERS AND NON-ADOPTERS OF CLOUD

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What makes some enterprises adopt cloud computing while others, despite being well informed, decline the opportunity? IaaS providers tout lower cloud computing cost, boast easy scalability, and assure security; but these marketing messages have enticed only 10% of U.S. firms to adopt cloud deploymen...

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Are cloud contracts driving away business? ARE CLOUD CONTRACTS DRIVING AWAY BUSINESS?

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Cloud computing providers are increasingly falling for bad habits – they are offering customers “standard form” contracts whereby they set the provider lays out the terms, very much like insurance companies do with their policies.

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Can CenturyLink take on cloud’s big three? CAN CENTURYLINK TAKE ON CLOUD’S BIG THREE?

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The much publicised race to the bottom in cloud pricing started with Google, Microsoft and Amazon all slashing their prices for virtual machines, storage and bandwidth.

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Service Assurance Via the Cloud, Part 1: Don’t Be a Joker SERVICE ASSURANCE VIA THE CLOUD, PART 1: DON’T BE A JOKER

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I understand Floyd’s aggravation with those tired arguments warning innocents against the so-called “cloud computing model.”

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Open Washing in a “Cloud Washed” World OPEN WASHING IN A “CLOUD WASHED” WORLD

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Hidden in an era of “cloud washing”, products, new companies, and marketing campaigns must contain the word “cloud”, is something I’ll call “open washing.”

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The Cloud 300 – Who is Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2012? THE CLOUD 300 – WHO IS GAINING MIND SHARE IN 1Q 2012?

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Ok, so it’s a few more than 300. What can I tell you? The segment is growing by leaps and bounds. The question remains, who is gaining mind share in the 1st quarter of 2012?

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Service Assurance Via the Cloud, Part 3: Addressing the Physical SERVICE ASSURANCE VIA THE CLOUD, PART 3: ADDRESSING THE PHYSICAL

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As Kent Erickson said in his recent post, What You Going Do when the Cloud Gets Slow on You, moving to the cloud doesn’t give you freedom to tune out the physical infrastructure behind the magic.

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Intacct’s CEO Robert Reid on growing a successful cloud business INTACCT’S CEO ROBERT REID ON GROWING A SUCCESSFUL CLOUD BUSINESS

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Selling software to accountants, auditors and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) takes accuracy, precision and software quality to an entirely new dimension.

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Amazon cloud “in league of its own” – and why it may never change AMAZON CLOUD “IN LEAGUE OF ITS OWN” – AND WHY IT MAY NEVER CHANGE

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Two separate pieces of research released this week have found its way to CloudTech HQ, and both have come to the same conclusion: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is miles ahead of the competition in terms of providing infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) services.

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How cloud integration is defining the future of CRM HOW CLOUD INTEGRATION IS DEFINING THE FUTURE OF CRM

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The future of customer relationships depends more on context than transactions.

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Why you can’t let disaster recovery slide off your IT budget in 2017 WHY YOU CAN’T LET DISASTER RECOVERY SLIDE OFF YOUR IT BUDGET IN 2017

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As we welcome in the New Year, we are already seeing multiple blogs prognosticating 2017 trends, setting priorities and suggesting resolutions.

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The key lessons of the Healthcare.gov fiasco THE KEY LESSONS OF THE HEALTHCARE.GOV FIASCO

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ne of the advantages ZapThink brings to the discussion of Enterprise IT is our global perspective. As we travel the world, we hear the opinions of many people across many countries and industries.

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Analysis: What does the role of the CIO look like in 2016? ANALYSIS: WHAT DOES THE ROLE OF THE CIO LOOK LIKE IN 2016?

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It is a question which carries more resonance as technology matures: what is the major role of the CIO today?

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A roundup of cloud computing and enterprise software predictions for 2014 A ROUNDUP OF CLOUD COMPUTING AND ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

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Alan Kay’s saying that the best way to predict the future is to create it resonates through the best cloud

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Five ways to monitor and control AWS cloud costs FIVE WAYS TO MONITOR AND CONTROL AWS CLOUD COSTS

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Many IT teams find that their AWS cloud costs grow less efficient as “clutter” builds up in their accounts. The good news is that both AWS and a small army of third party providers have developed tools to help engineers discover the cause(s) of these inefficiencies.

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Gartner’s IaaS Quadrant highlights how Microsoft is winning race for second place GARTNER’S IAAS QUADRANT HIGHLIGHTS HOW MICROSOFT IS WINNING RACE FOR SECOND PLACE

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There’s been an awful lot of research in the infrastructure as a service space over the past several weeks. Well bow down now, because Gartner has released its Magic Quadrant and there’s plenty to digest.

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Oracle’s recent acquisitions fill gaps in the Oracle Marketing Cloud ORACLE’S RECENT ACQUISITIONS FILL GAPS IN THE ORACLE MARKETING CLOUD

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Between October 2013 and February 2014 Oracle made three acquisitions that enhance the Oracle Marketing Cloud proposition.

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The top five in-demand cloud skills for 2016 THE TOP FIVE IN-DEMAND CLOUD SKILLS FOR 2016

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Now acting as the technological cornerstone for businesses across the globe, the growth of cloud computing continues at a phenomenal rate – and as a result, the employer demand for cloud professionals has exploded.

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Top Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 3Q 2011 TOP CLOUD COMPUTING ENABLERS GAINING MIND SHARE IN 3Q 2011

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Are you wondering who is gaining mind share in the 3rd quarter of 2011?  Well wonder no more.

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It’s money that matters in the cloud…well, at least ROI IT’S MONEY THAT MATTERS IN THE CLOUD…WELL, AT LEAST ROI

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With all the talk of fiscal cliffs, financial binds and “next year’s budget,” I started thinking about cloud security in more tangible ways.

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How cloud accelerates machine learning – and is redefining the enterprise in 2016 HOW CLOUD ACCELERATES MACHINE LEARNING – AND IS REDEFINING THE ENTERPRISE IN 2016

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The good news for businesses is that all the data they have been saving for years can now be turned into a competitive advantage and lead to strategic goals being accomplished.

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Is Encryption the Solution to Cloud Security and Privacy? IS ENCRYPTION THE SOLUTION TO CLOUD SECURITY AND PRIVACY?

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Wikipedia defines "cloud computing" as "the logical computational resources (data, software) accessible via a computer network (through WAN or Internet etc.), rather than from a local computer

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Why hybrid cloud is the way forward for IT leaders - and how to get there WHY HYBRID CLOUD IS THE WAY FORWARD FOR IT LEADERS - AND HOW TO GET THERE

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Updated As cloud continues to be mainstream, the question amongst progressive IT departments when rolling out new applications is shifting from “why cloud?” to “which cloud?”

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Amazon Web Services turns eight: Highlights...and the future AMAZON WEB SERVICES TURNS EIGHT: HIGHLIGHTS...AND THE FUTURE

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Amidst the World Wide Web turning 25, a company in Seattle was having a little celebration of its own.

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Cisco argues global cloud traffic to hit 14 ZB by 2020 in latest study CISCO ARGUES GLOBAL CLOUD TRAFFIC TO HIT 14 ZB BY 2020 IN LATEST STUDY

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It’s that time of year again: Cisco has released its latest cloud index survey, and the numbers keep getting bigger.

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Databarracks survey shows slow uptake of DRaaS – but that will change DATABARRACKS SURVEY SHOWS SLOW UPTAKE OF DRAAS – BUT THAT WILL CHANGE

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The latest survey from cloud provider Databarracks has found that small businesses are lagging behind when it comes to disaster recovery planning and cloud exit strategies.

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The growth of cloud block storage: Building blocks in the cloud THE GROWTH OF CLOUD BLOCK STORAGE: BUILDING BLOCKS IN THE CLOUD

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Cloud block storage is a new way of thinking about how you store files and organise content.

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Need terabytes of cloud storage? No problem... NEED TERABYTES OF CLOUD STORAGE? NO PROBLEM...

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The term “big data” may be a bit of a misnomer. For some companies, big data is actually huge data.

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Why cloud computing is slowly winning the trust war WHY CLOUD COMPUTING IS SLOWLY WINNING THE TRUST WAR

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Further evidence can be seen from how skeptical many of these CIOs initially were, and how successful pilots led to their gradual trust.

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A roundup of latest cloud computing online courses A ROUNDUP OF LATEST CLOUD COMPUTING ONLINE COURSES

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Amazon Web Services, Coursera, Google, MIT Courseware and Microsoft are accelerating the depth and variety of cloud computing courses, courseware and learning materials they are freely making available online.

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IBM couches NoSQL strategy with Cloudant acquisition IBM COUCHES NOSQL STRATEGY WITH CLOUDANT ACQUISITION

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IBM has taken another step to ramp up its cloud presence with the acquisition of Cloudant, a five-year-old company that offers a managed NoSQL cloud database.

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Docker raises $95m in series D funding: Analyst describes “huge gamble” ahead DOCKER RAISES $95M IN SERIES D FUNDING: ANALYST DESCRIBES “HUGE GAMBLE” AHEAD

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Open container platform Docker has announced $95m (£64.3m) in series D funding, in a move to “address the needs of the millions of ecosystem users and thousands of enterprises that have standardised on Docker’s technology.”

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Why mistrust from the iCloud leak isn’t necessarily a bad thing WHY MISTRUST FROM THE ICLOUD LEAK ISN’T NECESSARILY A BAD THING

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In a society that celebrates the public broadcast of an individual’s life through multiple mediums, the return to a more modest ideal may be the only way forward.

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Supporting CIO strategies and priorities from the cloud - Part 2 SUPPORTING CIO STRATEGIES AND PRIORITIES FROM THE CLOUD - PART 2

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However, to briefly recap: in support of a recent Gartner study that basically states that the function of the modern CIO is in flux and that his or her future focus must incorporate digital assets (aka cloud-based data and applications) to remain relevant, I have taken their listed priorities and i...

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The case for block-level cloud storage THE CASE FOR BLOCK-LEVEL CLOUD STORAGE

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Before block storage in the cloud, when businesses needed to provision large amounts of storage – for server data, for example – they’d need to requisition and pay for huge server instances, even if the capacity and compute power far exceeded their needs.

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Oracle and Salesforce partnership offers less than meets the eye ORACLE AND SALESFORCE PARTNERSHIP OFFERS LESS THAN MEETS THE EYE

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On June 25, 2013, Oracle and Salesforce.com sent out press releases about how they had agreed to a strategic partnership to integrate their Salesforce.com and Oracle clouds.

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Microsoft secures major court win with ramifications for global cloud data storage MICROSOFT SECURES MAJOR COURT WIN WITH RAMIFICATIONS FOR GLOBAL CLOUD DATA STORAGE

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A federal court has ruled that the US government cannot force Microsoft to hand over data stored in other countries, overturning an original decision from a magistrate judge in 2014 and giving a shot in the arm for cloud security and data sovereignty.

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Cisco argues worldwide cloud traffic will reach 8.6 zettabytes by 2019 CISCO ARGUES WORLDWIDE CLOUD TRAFFIC WILL REACH 8.6 ZETTABYTES BY 2019

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Global cloud traffic will more than quadruple between now and the end of 2019 from 2.1 to 8.6 zettabytes (ZB), according to research from Cisco.

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Pros and cons of consolidating data into one cloud PROS AND CONS OF CONSOLIDATING DATA INTO ONE CLOUD

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The cloud business has grown and matured over the past years to levels that were unimaginable at its inception. Modern cloud providers have data centers spread across the world, or at least in key regions.

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Adidas Group launches on Dropbox Enterprise for “seamless collaboration” ADIDAS GROUP LAUNCHES ON DROPBOX ENTERPRISE FOR “SEAMLESS COLLABORATION”

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Cloud storage firm Dropbox has announced a new customer win in the form of sports brand The Adidas Group.

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AWS launches Frankfurt data centres, expands in European market AWS LAUNCHES FRANKFURT DATA CENTRES, EXPANDS IN EUROPEAN MARKET

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened up a new series of European data centres in the German city of Frankfurt.

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Gartner analyst muses on why so many are upset with their private cloud GARTNER ANALYST MUSES ON WHY SO MANY ARE UPSET WITH THEIR PRIVATE CLOUD

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According to survey figures released by Gartner, 95% of attendees at the analyst house’s Datacentre Conference in Las Vegas are unhappy with their private cloud deployments.

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For the enterprise cloud, the future is hybrid FOR THE ENTERPRISE CLOUD, THE FUTURE IS HYBRID

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Attention CIOs – the hybrid cloud is enterprise ready. In fact, according to a GigaOM article, the hybrid cloud has been enterprise ready for the past couple of years, and that in 2011, the majority of participants in a cloud-use survey anticipated moving to the hybrid cloud in the future.

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IBM rebrands as a cloud company, moves $1bn of investments into hybrid play IBM REBRANDS AS A CLOUD COMPANY, MOVES $1BN OF INVESTMENTS INTO HYBRID PLAY

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It’s official. IBM is now a cloud company. Big Blue has announced it is to push $1bn (£597.6m) of its resources and investments into cloud, including a developer-friendly platform as a service (PaaS) offering called BlueMix.

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Forrester says on-premise will “revive” in 2014 despite SaaS surge FORRESTER SAYS ON-PREMISE WILL “REVIVE” IN 2014 DESPITE SAAS SURGE

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IT growth in 2014 will exceed 2013, but it will be another year until we see “strong” growth in the global tech market, according to the latest report from Forrester Research.

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Open cloud: Creating new opportunities for enterprise storage OPEN CLOUD: CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENTERPRISE STORAGE

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An open cloud must have freely accessible, open application programming interfaces (APIs), the freedom to move data between providers at will and no on-site hardware requirement, according to Alex Williams writing at TechCrunch.

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FAA moves to the cloud through CSC, Microsoft and Amazon in potential $1bn contract FAA MOVES TO THE CLOUD THROUGH CSC, MICROSOFT AND AMAZON IN POTENTIAL $1BN CONTRACT

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CSC has announced a contract win with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) worth $108 million (£70.4m) alongside Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other business partners.

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CIOs still concerned over public cloud, Google usage dwindling in new report CIOS STILL CONCERNED OVER PUBLIC CLOUD, GOOGLE USAGE DWINDLING IN NEW REPORT

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CIOs surveyed by investment firm Piper Jaffray in its latest study have reported dissatisfaction with public cloud solutions, and are departing Google as their choice of public cloud provider.

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Cloud ERP is the next big thing in the cloud CLOUD ERP IS THE NEXT BIG THING IN THE CLOUD

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The Cloud ERP (enterprise resource planning) landscape is expanding, and competition is heating up. Back in July 2012, Web-based business software provider NetSuite’s Q2 revenue and earnings numbers were the first indicators of a growing trend in the Cloud ERP space.

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US judge orders Microsoft to give up overseas cloud data US JUDGE ORDERS MICROSOFT TO GIVE UP OVERSEAS CLOUD DATA

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A US judge has ruled that US-based providers must hand over customer emails even if they are stored in a location overseas.

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After Google and Amazon slash their cloud prices, Microsoft follows suit AFTER GOOGLE AND AMAZON SLASH THEIR CLOUD PRICES, MICROSOFT FOLLOWS SUIT

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Microsoft has announced price cuts on its compute facility by up to 35% and its storage by up to 65%, days after Google and Amazon Web Services did likewise.

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Cloud servers: Leading the pack in Linux VPS CLOUD SERVERS: LEADING THE PACK IN LINUX VPS

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Although Microsoft Windows still dominates the desktop operating system popularity, Linux has become a dominant force in cloud servers and virtual private servers (VPS).

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IBM unveils developer friendly open source cloud projects IBM UNVEILS DEVELOPER FRIENDLY OPEN SOURCE CLOUD PROJECTS

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IBM is ramping up its commitment to open source technologies by releasing a new platform which enables developers to build cloud applications.

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Revealed: The best cloud computing companies and CEOs to work for in 2016 REVEALED: THE BEST CLOUD COMPUTING COMPANIES AND CEOS TO WORK FOR IN 2016

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Employees would most recommend Zerto, FusionOps, Google, OutSystems, AppDirect, Sumo Logic, Cloudera, HyTrust, Tableau Software and Domo to their friends looking for a cloud computing company to work for in 2016.

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Is Adobe embracing the cloud a sign of the times? IS ADOBE EMBRACING THE CLOUD A SIGN OF THE TIMES?

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Recent headlines are full of companies moving towards SaaS (software as a service) models.

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Cloud Tech News

Microsoft launches Cloud OS Network, boosts hybrid options CLOUD TECH NEWS MICROSOFT LAUNCHES CLOUD OS NETWORK, BOOSTS HYBRID OPTIONS

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Microsoft has announced the Cloud OS Network, a global group of over 25 cloud service providers who will deliver services on the Microsoft cloud platform.

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The hottest cloud-based marketing startups of 2015 THE HOTTEST CLOUD-BASED MARKETING STARTUPS OF 2015

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These and other insights are from a quick analysis completed using Mattermark Pro, in response to reader requests for more research on marketing startups.

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What are the top five cloud features every exec should know? WHAT ARE THE TOP FIVE CLOUD FEATURES EVERY EXEC SHOULD KNOW?

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You don’t have to be an IT expert to grasp that the cloud translates to cost savings and operational efficiencies.

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The best cloud computing companies and CEOs to work for in 2014 THE BEST CLOUD COMPUTING COMPANIES AND CEOS TO WORK FOR IN 2014

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2014 continues to be a year marked by the accelerating hiring cycles across nearly all cloud computing companies.

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4chan user reportedly hacks iCloud with nude celeb pics – as Google strengthens security 4CHAN USER REPORTEDLY HACKS ICLOUD WITH NUDE CELEB PICS – AS GOOGLE STRENGTHENS SECURITY

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An anonymous hacker on the 4chan site has published a series of naked photos of more than 100 celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, after reportedly hacking into the users’ iCloud accounts.

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Microsoft announces UK data centres open as MoD moves to the cloud MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES UK DATA CENTRES OPEN AS MOD MOVES TO THE CLOUD

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Microsoft has announced its UK data centres are open for business for both Azure and Office 365, with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust among the first customers.

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Enterprise Cloud Applications Ongoing Impact on IT ENTERPRISE CLOUD APPLICATIONS ONGOING IMPACT ON IT

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The transition to managed cloud services is having a trickle-down effect on various stakeholders in the business technology landscape.

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How do Amazon, Google and Microsoft shape up in developer cloud usage? HOW DO AMAZON, GOOGLE AND MICROSOFT SHAPE UP IN DEVELOPER CLOUD USAGE?

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) leads the way in terms of developers using cloud compute and storage services, with AWS on an equal footing with Microsoft as the product of choice for devs’ relational database management system (RDBMS) services.

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97% of SMBs say security positively impacted by cloud adoption 97% OF SMBS SAY SECURITY POSITIVELY IMPACTED BY CLOUD ADOPTION

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Over 95% of respondents in a comScore survey of French SMBs said cloud adoption had a positive impact on security, as well as noticing unexpected benefits, such as up-to-date systems and antivirus protection.

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Can the enterprise afford to pass up PaaS? CAN THE ENTERPRISE AFFORD TO PASS UP PAAS?

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With Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) firmly built into how enterprise IT operates, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) seems a distant third for how big businesses are accessing cloud.

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Oracle announces sponsorship of OpenStack Foundation ORACLE ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF OPENSTACK FOUNDATION

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Tech giant Oracle has announced corporate sponsorship of the OpenStack Foundation, clearing the path for integration between the open source software and its various clouds.

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Microsoft secures ISO 27017 security certification around cloud-specific threats MICROSOFT SECURES ISO 27017 SECURITY CERTIFICATION AROUND CLOUD-SPECIFIC THREATS

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Microsoft has announced it has obtained ISO 27017 compliance, a new cloud-based security certification published at the end of last year.

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The catalyst opportunity for standardized ‘Cloud Sourcing’ THE CATALYST OPPORTUNITY FOR STANDARDIZED ‘CLOUD SOURCING’

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Faced with a need to find huge cost reductions the Province of Ontario is in the same place as many governments throughout the world – They’ve shouldered the debt to see us through the financial meltdown and now need to be smart about how they digest what they’ve taken on.

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Microsoft unveils new offering to combat patent trolls in the cloud MICROSOFT UNVEILS NEW OFFERING TO COMBAT PATENT TROLLS IN THE CLOUD

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Microsoft has announced the launch of the Azure IP Advantage program to help protect intellectual property from ‘patent trolls’ in the cloud.

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5 Simple Rules for Creating a Cloud Strategy 5 SIMPLE RULES FOR CREATING A CLOUD STRATEGY

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Over the last 18 months, the media, technologists, analysts, CIOs and CEOs have all been talking about the cloud.

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Did the US just give a big stimulus towards local European cloud activities? DID THE US JUST GIVE A BIG STIMULUS TOWARDS LOCAL EUROPEAN CLOUD ACTIVITIES?

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Unless you have been under a rock for the last week it was impossible not to notice the uproar regarding the Guardian’s story on alleged information collection , allegedly called PRISM that -again allegedly- involved several major cloud service providers.

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Hybrid clouds: From reluctant acceptance to strategic imperative HYBRID CLOUDS: FROM RELUCTANT ACCEPTANCE TO STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE

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It's been well over a year that Forrester's James Staten (@staten7) has been gently orating from the rooftops that "you are already hybrid."

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Is fabric computing the future of cloud? IS FABRIC COMPUTING THE FUTURE OF CLOUD?

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Depending on which dictionary you choose, you can find anywhere between two and seven meanings for "fabric." Etymology-wise, it comes from the French fabrique and the Latin fabricare, and the Dutch Fabriek actually means factory.

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Cloud Backup Or Sync? CLOUD BACKUP OR SYNC?

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Whether your data is stored in the cloud, on your desktop or on your server, you should be backing it up at least daily.

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When is a stack not a stack? When it’s Unified in the cloud WHEN IS A STACK NOT A STACK? WHEN IT’S UNIFIED IN THE CLOUD

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While trawling the blogs, feeds and news I came across an analyst’s article about best security practices in which he kept referring to “the stack.”

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Five ways Brexit is accelerating AWS and public cloud adoption FIVE WAYS BREXIT IS ACCELERATING AWS AND PUBLIC CLOUD ADOPTION

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Deutsche Bank estimates AWS derives about 15% of its total revenue mix or has attained a $1.5B revenue run rate in Europe, while AWS is now approximately 6x the size of Microsoft Azure globally according to Deutsche Bank.

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A marketing revolution: Social Media and the Cloud A MARKETING REVOLUTION: SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE CLOUD

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Cloud services have played a key part in marketing for a lot longer than you might think; with services like Gmail and Hotmail being cloud-based even established practices like direct email marketing are reliant on cloud offerings.

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The latest analytics, big data and BI forecast and market estimates, Q316 THE LATEST ANALYTICS, BIG DATA AND BI FORECAST AND MARKET ESTIMATES, Q316

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Making enterprises more customer-centric, sharpening focus on key initiatives that lead to entering new markets and creating new business models, and improving operational performance are three dominant factors driving analytics, Big Data, and business intelligence (BI) investments today.

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55% of enterprises predict cloud computing will enable new business models in three years 55% OF ENTERPRISES PREDICT CLOUD COMPUTING WILL ENABLE NEW BUSINESS MODELS IN THREE YEARS

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In late 2014, Oxford Economics and SAP collaborated on a survey of 200 senior business and IT executives globally regarding the adoption and use of cloud technology:

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Are conference calls the new coffeehouses of idea enlightenment? ARE CONFERENCE CALLS THE NEW COFFEEHOUSES OF IDEA ENLIGHTENMENT?

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Edison is believed to have said "genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration", and nine out of ten times "implementation trumps innovation" when it comes to achieving commercial success, but is it just me, or has the well of new ideas around cloud computing run a bit dry recent...

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Cloud computing dominates Deloitte’s 2015 global venture capital confidence survey CLOUD COMPUTING DOMINATES DELOITTE’S 2015 GLOBAL VENTURE CAPITAL CONFIDENCE SURVEY

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These and other insights are from Deloitte’s 2015 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey.  You can download a copy here (PDF, no opt-in, 70 pp.).  Deloitte has also produced and made available infographics of the key findings here (PDF, no opt-in, 4 pp.).

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10 ways big data is revolutionising supply chain management 10 WAYS BIG DATA IS REVOLUTIONISING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Big data is providing supplier networks with greater data accuracy, clarity, and insights, leading to more contextual intelligence shared across supply chains.

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Using a cloud service to collect information on European cloud infrastructure services USING A CLOUD SERVICE TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON EUROPEAN CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

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The public cloud infrastructure as a service market is developing quickly, also in Europe. Over the past months we saw the number of international IaaS providers setting up shop in Europe increase, while also several European based providers launched new or upgraded offerings.

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Where are the highest paying cloud computing jobs? WHERE ARE THE HIGHEST PAYING CLOUD COMPUTING JOBS?

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Using analytics to better understand the cloud computing job market is fascinating.

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A roundup of cloud computing forecasts and market estimates for Q315 A ROUNDUP OF CLOUD COMPUTING FORECASTS AND MARKET ESTIMATES FOR Q315

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These and other insights are from recent cloud computing forecasts and market estimates published by research and advisory consultancies including International Data Corporation (IDC), Forrester, Gartner, Ovum, Wikibon and others.

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Of these 10 most hated jobs, how many did you have? OF THESE 10 MOST HATED JOBS, HOW MANY DID YOU HAVE?

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But also at the micro level we can do our share in re-imagining our job roles. Cloud computing - with its “as a service” delivery mechanism – may add some degrees of freedom to what can be imagined.

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Why analytics and data storage will lead cloud adoption in 2017 WHY ANALYTICS AND DATA STORAGE WILL LEAD CLOUD ADOPTION IN 2017

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These and many other insights are from IDG’s Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, 2016. You can find the 2016 Cloud Computing Executive Summary here and a presentation of the results here.

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2015 big data market update: Enterprise use cases and moving from traditional databases 2015 BIG DATA MARKET UPDATE: ENTERPRISE USE CASES AND MOVING FROM TRADITIONAL DATABASES

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These and other insights are from the recently published report Big Data and Advanced Analytics Survey 2015, Volume I by Evans Data Corporation.

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40% of SaaS companies use AWS to deliver their apps, according to Pacific Quest 40% OF SAAS COMPANIES USE AWS TO DELIVER THEIR APPS, ACCORDING TO PACIFIC QUEST

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These and many other insights are from the 2015 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey published by David Skok of Matrix Partners in collaboration with Pacific Crest Securities. You can download a free copy of Part I of the study here (PDF, opt-in, 72 pp).

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Is cloud ROI “of the people, by the people, for the people”? IS CLOUD ROI “OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE”?

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Companies are shifting resources to the cloud for a variety of reasons: efficiency, cost, analytics, customer service, etc. While these are worthy goals, there’s a more fundamental objective that companies leveraging the cloud should strive for: unlocking the collective brainpower of your work...

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10 ways machine learning is revolutionising the manufacturing industry 10 WAYS MACHINE LEARNING IS REVOLUTIONISING THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Every manufacturer has the potential to integrate machine learning into their operations and become more competitive by gaining predictive insights into production.

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Analysing the analysis: Gartner’s 2015 CRM market share report ANALYSING THE ANALYSIS: GARTNER’S 2015 CRM MARKET SHARE REPORT

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These and many other insights into the current state of the global CRM market are from Gartner’s Market Share Analysis: Customer Relationship Management Software, Worldwide, 2015 (PDF, client access) published earlier this month.

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Why six million developers are creating big data and advanced analytics apps today WHY SIX MILLION DEVELOPERS ARE CREATING BIG DATA AND ADVANCED ANALYTICS APPS TODAY

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These and many other fascinating insights are from the Evans Data Corporation Global Developer Population and Demographic Study 2016 (PDF, client access) published earlier this week.

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A roundup of cloud computing forecasts and market estimates for 2015 A ROUNDUP OF CLOUD COMPUTING FORECASTS AND MARKET ESTIMATES FOR 2015

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Global SaaS software revenues are forecasted to reach $106B in 2016, increasing 21% over projected 2015 spending levels. A Goldman Sachs study published earlier this year projects that spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms will grow at a 30% CAGR from 2013 through 2018 compared wi...

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We’re in the cloud! Wait… how much does this cost? WE’RE IN THE CLOUD! WAIT… HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?

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So you’ve moved to the cloud, and now you’re reaping the many benefits of your choice. Resources are available on-demand and at any time. Disaster-recovery is built in.

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What’s Wrong With Managing Cloud Costs on a Spreadsheet? WHAT’S WRONG WITH MANAGING CLOUD COSTS ON A SPREADSHEET?

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While talking to customers, especially the ones that just have started their cloud journey, it’s very common to see spreadsheets used as the main tool to manage their cloud consumption and usage.

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Tag – You’re It! How to Create a Smart Tagging Strategy TAG – YOU’RE IT! HOW TO CREATE A SMART TAGGING STRATEGY

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Tags can be a great way to tie cloud resources to those consuming them – departments, projects, regions, users or whatever other organizational unit makes sense for your business.

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3 Metrics For Better Cloud Financial Management 3 METRICS FOR BETTER CLOUD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

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In today’s world of self-service cloud resource provisioning, and the promise of greater flexibility, managing the finances and usage of those resources has become a growing concern.

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Multi-Cloud Management Challenges MULTI-CLOUD MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES

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One of the appeals in using and provisioning cloud-based services is the ability to turn-on short-lived and limited-use environments or services. This leads to “cloud sprawl”, IT waste, stalled projects and questions arising around the value and returns to the business.

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Optimizing online gaming performance with multiple-cloud and hybrid-cloud strategies -- Part two OPTIMIZING ONLINE GAMING PERFORMANCE WITH MULTIPLE-CLOUD AND HYBRID-CLOUD STRATEGIES -- PART TWO

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Game performance is affected by many factors, further complicating infrastructure decisions. Building on the free benchmarking of clouds that Cedexis provides, (along with a paid service  we also provide called OpenMix) allows gaming companies and other enterprises to begin to assess where and ...

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Machines aren’t taking over – smartphones are MACHINES AREN’T TAKING OVER – SMARTPHONES ARE

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The good news here is that while smartphones may be taking over –– they are making us more efficient humans. No, we can’t fly, yet with a smartphone you can do just about anything else.

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Our take on OpenStack OUR TAKE ON OPENSTACK'S LAUNCH OF INDEPENDENT FOUNDATION

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OpenStack announced its launch as an independent foundation dedicated to the care and feeding of its open source cloud operating system today, sloughing off its corporate skin and officially separating itself from one of its original founders (and some say, overly influential), Rackspace.

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Online gaming continues to explode -- and not because of a grenade ONLINE GAMING CONTINUES TO EXPLODE -- AND NOT BECAUSE OF A GRENADE

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Not surprisingly, there continues to be a growing library of online games. What may be surprising, however, is the rate of its growth — how quickly and how much.

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Five trends for content owners in 2013: OTT opening the floodgates FIVE TRENDS FOR CONTENT OWNERS IN 2013: OTT OPENING THE FLOODGATES

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The third trend on our list for content owners is the rise of over-the-top (OTT) pure plays (see posts one and two in this series to catch up if you are just joining).

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A dirty cloud making you feel guilty? Opt for green data instead. A DIRTY CLOUD MAKING YOU FEEL GUILTY? OPT FOR GREEN DATA INSTEAD.

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Spending on cloud infrastructure has doubled to $4 trillion since 2005 and with the rise of big data, energy efficiency and environmental issues are becoming significant factors that add to the purchasing equation.

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What’s your number – and I’m not referring to your "Bacon number" WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER – AND I’M NOT REFERRING TO YOUR "BACON NUMBER"

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It seems these days we are driven by numbers, numbers of all kinds and impacting us in any number of ways. Is your number the number of votes it will take to elect a new president come November (less than 40 days away)?

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Meet MuleSoft developers near you! MEET MULESOFT DEVELOPERS NEAR YOU!

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The MuleSoft community keeps growing! Every day, we observe developers from around the globe take initiatives to strengthen their local groups, share business insights and exchange ideas on how APIs contribute to the ongoing digital transformation.

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Microservices versus ESB MICROSERVICES VERSUS ESB

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“An ESB is basically the integration of the new and the old, providing a central place for the services, applications, and IT resources in general that you want to connect.”

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AQuA API with Zuora Connector AQUA API WITH ZUORA CONNECTOR

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Zuora has been offering three different types of API: REST API, SOAP API and AQuA API. It is believed that majority of Zuora customers use the SOAP API to integrate with Zuora because of the breadth of its API.

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Quiz: Is your organization ready for digital transformation? QUIZ: IS YOUR ORGANIZATION READY FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?

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We created this calculator to assess whether your company is ready to embark on the digital transformation journey. Take the quiz and find out where your organization is on the path to digital success!

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Training Talks: How to create a Mule domain project? TRAINING TALKS: HOW TO CREATE A MULE DOMAIN PROJECT?

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In this week’s Training Talks we’re going to talk about domains. But first, we have another fun fact from our next instructor, Ethan Port. Back in the 80’s (not that long ago), Ethan played the guitar and drums in a rock band that is still very popular today in Greece.

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Wishing you an “API Christmas” WISHING YOU AN “API CHRISTMAS”

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As recent Black Friday trends suggest, consumers are considering to buy more online than previously: 1 in 5 shoppers have decided to buy more online than they have before.

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Boosting Business Agility with Security by Design BOOSTING BUSINESS AGILITY WITH SECURITY BY DESIGN

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A convergence of digital forces – notably mobile, SaaS, cloud, big data, IoT and social – is creating massive disruption in the market and pushing businesses to move at much faster speeds.

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Training Talks: What to do when debugger stops working in Anypoint Studio TRAINING TALKS: WHAT TO DO WHEN DEBUGGER STOPS WORKING IN ANYPOINT STUDIO

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Studio’s Visual Debugger allows you to run your application in Debug mode, stopping execution to check the contents of a message at previously-specified building blocks.

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7 IT Resolutions for 2017 7 IT RESOLUTIONS FOR 2017

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2016 has finally come to an end, and that means an opportunity for your IT teams to start fresh and do great things for the business in 2017. But where’s the best place to start? Here are our top 7 r resolutions for your teams to consider in the upcoming year.

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Training Talks: How to request developer access to APIs TRAINING TALKS: HOW TO REQUEST DEVELOPER ACCESS TO APIS

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New year, new tips! But, before sharing this week’s Training Talks question, here’s a fun fact about one of our technical instructors, Poornima Sundararaman.

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Learn how to develop a MuleSoft connector LEARN HOW TO DEVELOP A MULESOFT CONNECTOR

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I would like to share my first experience with developing a connector. I decided to develop a Gitlab connector because it is a great system and I did not find a connector that would be developed for it.

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Using advanced file filters in File Inbound endpoint USING ADVANCED FILE FILTERS IN FILE INBOUND ENDPOINT

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Mule ESB allows you to connect to anything and anywhere using a wide range of connectors and endpoints. File connector is one of the commonly used connectors that allows you to read/write files with file systems.

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Modernize Your School’s IT Infrastructure with Help from the E-rate Program MODERNIZE YOUR SCHOOL’S IT INFRASTRUCTURE WITH HELP FROM THE E-RATE PROGRAM

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There’s a lot of good news for K-12 schools, charter schools and libraries looking to utilize E-rate funds in the coming years. The E-rate Modernization Order was announced 2 years ago by the FCC to revamp the education technology funding program and achieve these three primary goals:

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10 Best Practices for High Performance Classroom Networks 10 BEST PRACTICES FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE CLASSROOM NETWORKS

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With the ever increasing use of digital technology in the classroom, it’s critical for education leaders to have a plan to address the requirements of today and the future.

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Make 2017 the Year You Think Strategically About IT MAKE 2017 THE YEAR YOU THINK STRATEGICALLY ABOUT IT

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With a solid IT strategy as your roadmap and the year 2017 quickly approaching, your IT department can contribute significant business value, help your organization gain a competitive edge and collaborate with other business units to help move them forward.

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So Serious About Security For Customers We Built Our Own Data Center SO SERIOUS ABOUT SECURITY FOR CUSTOMERS WE BUILT OUR OWN DATA CENTER

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If your business is having a tough time transitioning to the cloud – or second-guessing its decision to do so – worry no more: mindSHIFT built its own data center to meet your unique security needs.

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Enterprise Cloud Backup Made Easy ENTERPRISE CLOUD BACKUP MADE EASY

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Thinking about moving some or all of your company backups to the cloud but aren’t sure where to begin? Cloud backup options have become faster and more affordable over the past two years. A little proactive research can help make the jump into the cloud easy.

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Hybrid Clouds: Why Most Businesses are Best-Suited for One HYBRID CLOUDS: WHY MOST BUSINESSES ARE BEST-SUITED FOR ONE

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If you create, use, store or retrieve data, you're almost certainly already using a hybrid cloud. If you're not, you should probably give it serious consideration.

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Security In Schools - Three Things To Consider SECURITY IN SCHOOLS - THREE THINGS TO CONSIDER

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IT in schools has changed at an unparalleled pace over the last decade, as have the needs of students, teachers and administrators. These changes require schools to think about and build stronger and smarter IT infrastructures that support learning, administration and the growing expectation of inte...

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Preventing an IT Crisis: 8 Things to Know Before Your IT Guy Quits PREVENTING AN IT CRISIS: 8 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR IT GUY QUITS

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After your laptop is live, you open your web browser to access your company webmail. Instead of the login screen you expect to see, you are greeted with a connection error. You hover over the network connection icon to see that you are not connected to the internet—your entire office internet ...

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Becoming Cloud Minded BECOMING CLOUD MINDED

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For many information technology professionals, the days of repairing mundane hardware and software problems are gone. IT departments today find themselves at the board room table contributing to discussions on business strategy, security and operational efficiency.

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Irony of Things: Will The Real IoTs Please Stand Up IRONY OF THINGS: WILL THE REAL IOTS PLEASE STAND UP

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2016 was the year that most of the public was introduced to the Internet of Things, or simply IoT. You may have abruptly discovered it on October 21st, if you were suddenly unable to tweet, listen to music on Spotify, find that perfect vacation home on Airbnb, or pay your friend back for lunch using...

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6 insights after 6 months with MuleSoft engineering 6 INSIGHTS AFTER 6 MONTHS WITH MULESOFT ENGINEERING

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I work on the Cloudhub Engineering team, and we are responsible for running the engine for deploying, running, and managing Mule applications in the cloud.

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HowTo (DevOps) – Leveraging Maven For Build Automation HOWTO (DEVOPS) – LEVERAGING MAVEN FOR BUILD AUTOMATION

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This is second in series of how to DevOps articles, and is a follow-up to the MUnit blog – HowTo(DevOps) – Leveraging MUnit For Test Automation.

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Are Application Networks the Key to Survival for Large Organizations? ARE APPLICATION NETWORKS THE KEY TO SURVIVAL FOR LARGE ORGANIZATIONS?

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A new idea can be developed in the garage using powerful building blocks like unlimited cloud compute power, free dev tools, open APIs and open source components.

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What is datataloader.io and Why is it Used by Tens of Thousands of Users? WHAT IS DATATALOADER.IO AND WHY IS IT USED BY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF USERS?

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Cloud-based: dataloader.io is a 100% cloud-based solution, which means no download is required. Simply login with your Salesforce credentials and you’re ready to import/export data

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Five Developer Community Meetups Coming up in March 2017 FIVE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY MEETUPS COMING UP IN MARCH 2017

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Our Community Meetup groups are run by our Community for our Community: they welcome anyone who wants to explore MuleSoft’s tools – Mule ESB, CloudHub, and AnyPoint API platform for building SOA, SaaS integration and API solutions.

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Enterprise Darwinism and the Centre for Enablement ENTERPRISE DARWINISM AND THE CENTRE FOR ENABLEMENT

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The advent of cloud and mobile, as well as new digital competition, breaks down this traditional IT operating model. Today, new applications are being built with or without IT involvement, often creating problems when going solo.

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The Transformation of the Retail Business THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE RETAIL BUSINESS

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Working with MuleSoft retail customers as a strategic architect across EMEA, I am seeing that for major retailers, the rise of eCommerce has been both a massive opportunity and a threat.

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Live Demo: Applying DevOps to the API Lifecycle LIVE DEMO: APPLYING DEVOPS TO THE API LIFECYCLE

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A recent report, conducted by Utah State University and sponsored by Puppet Labs, revealed that DevOps practices can boost IT performance and ultimately improve a business’s bottom line.

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MuleSoft and Pivotal Announce Solution to Build Application Networks on Pivotal Cloud Foundry MULESOFT AND PIVOTAL ANNOUNCE SOLUTION TO BUILD APPLICATION NETWORKS ON PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY

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Today we are delighted to announce the availability of Anypoint Platform™ for Pivotal Cloud Foundry®, the world’s most powerful cloud–native platform. The solution is the outcome of ongoing collaboration between MuleSoft and Pivotal® to deliver application networks through ...

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The Eight Retail Trends You Need to Know From Retail Week Live THE EIGHT RETAIL TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM RETAIL WEEK LIVE

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“Retail matters”; that was the declaration last week by the Editor-in-Chief of RetailWeek at the start of their 2017 flagship conference in London. It might be biased for the leading-UK retail conference to declare their industry is important, but after two days of keynotes, breakout ses...

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Talking Clouds in the Windy City TALKING CLOUDS IN THE WINDY CITY

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There was the usual assortment of interesting breakout sessions and lots of interesting people to meet on the show floor, but also a terrific keynote by Dr. Matt Wood, GM, Product Strategy, Amazon Web Services.

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When It Comes to Cloud, Size Isn’t Everything. WHEN IT COMES TO CLOUD, SIZE ISN’T EVERYTHING.

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Cloud is the new normal.  Well that’s one conclusion if you listen to the keynote address from the AWS summit in Chicago or the recent MSFT earnings call.

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DevOps & AppDev Teams Unite! DEVOPS & APPDEV TEAMS UNITE!

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Attending Gartner’s IT Operations Strategies & Solutions Summit in DC –technically Maryland, as it’s being held at the Gaylord Resort overlooking the National Harbor – I learned that IT must align and work more closely with the business to truly gain competitive advantage...

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Cloud Services: to Consume or Conserve? CLOUD SERVICES: TO CONSUME OR CONSERVE?

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SaaS applications are the most commonly-consumed type of cloud services inside most organizations today.  Each year, we see new apps introduced to automate more business processes across all functions.

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Cloud Costs: You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure CLOUD COSTS: YOU CAN’T MANAGE WHAT YOU DON’T MEASURE

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As cloud adoption continues to escalate, cloud analytics become an important factor in creating a better return on investment.  In last week’s webinar, entitled ‘The Role of Cloud Analytics in Cloud Adoption,’ guest speaker Dave Bartoletti, Principal Analyst with Forrester Res...

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Seeing Pictures in the Cloud SEEING PICTURES IN THE CLOUD

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One of the great things about a show like the AWS Summit in Chicago is that we get a chance to learn what people are thinking about and doing in the cloud.

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Cloud’s Purpose: Cost or Agility? CLOUD’S PURPOSE: COST OR AGILITY?

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As organizations embrace cloud services at a faster pace than ever before, key business questions come to the fore.  There is no doubt that cloud gives users faster access and more importantly, faster time to market – in other words, competitive advantage.

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The Move from CapEx to OpEx in the Cloud THE MOVE FROM CAPEX TO OPEX IN THE CLOUD

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By all accounts, cloud is economically more efficient than traditional on premise services delivery.  But like most things in life, the devil is in the details and for something as complex as delivering diverse tech services – from IaaS to PaaS and SaaS – it’s absolutely an &l...

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Cloud Costs: Control is Key CLOUD COSTS: CONTROL IS KEY

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With the rapid adoption of public cloud, finding a way to control costs has now risen to a Top 3 challenge, as reported by Forrester Research.  In a recent podcast, Cloud Cruiser’s Vice President of Engineering, Greg Howard, explained that a major cause for this is “not having the c...

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Run Your Azure Cloud Like a Super Human RUN YOUR AZURE CLOUD LIKE A SUPER HUMAN

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Feeling Super Human? Like you could scale tall buildings in a single bound? Okay, maybe that’s taking it a little too far, but here at Cloud Cruiser, we’re pretty excited to launch our new Super Human hands-on lab for Azure Marketplace.

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Cloud Smart Series: Identifying Underutilized VMs CLOUD SMART SERIES: IDENTIFYING UNDERUTILIZED VMS

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It’s no secret that public cloud adoption is quickly becoming the norm instead of the exception for companies looking to reduce their IT costs.  It offers a nimble means for provisioning virtual machines (VMs) in short order while at the same time allowing them to be just as easily discar...

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2016, the Year of Internet of Things 2016, THE YEAR OF INTERNET OF THINGS

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Welcome to 2016 you lovely Cloudy Readers. Hope you managed to take a few days’ rest and eat some [relevant seasonal food]. Ready to get back into it? ‘Course you are. “Internet of Things” (IoT) looks like it will be to 2016 what “Big Data” was to 2015 in terms of...

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How to Get the Most out of your Amazon Web Services (AWS) Environment HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) ENVIRONMENT

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I’ve worked with Cloudreach for the past four years, and I’ve used AWS even longer, and in that time I’ve witnessed a serious shift in perceptions. The cloud was once this niche concept that large enterprises left startups to play with, but now even the biggest businesses have woke...

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Top 5 Tips for AWS Migration TOP 5 TIPS FOR AWS MIGRATION

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Success in AWS is not only having your application run, it’s also operating it optimally - delivering the right performance at the right cost. It requires some new skills and a different approach. Having worked with Cloudreach for 4 years and used AWS for some time before that, I have lead, co...

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Integrating Presto with HUE INTEGRATING PRESTO WITH HUE

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The world of Big data is suffering from a bloat of different tools. Many of them use the same core algorithm, such as Hadoop, but lack common user interfaces. HUE - shorthand for Hadoop User Experience, is a wonderful tool from the team at Cloudera for interacting with Hadoop. It provides a web-base...

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Can AWS’s New Region Revitalise Germany’s Economy? CAN AWS’S NEW REGION REVITALISE GERMANY’S ECONOMY?

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Supporting this statement, a recent report by the IDC states that removing barriers to cloud adoption could increase Europe’s GDP growth by nearly €1 trillion. Furthermore, a report commissioned by the EU shows yearly spending on public cloud services could increase from €35.2 to &eu...

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Mastered DevOps? What’s next? DevSecOps, that’s what! MASTERED DEVOPS? WHAT’S NEXT? DEVSECOPS, THAT’S WHAT!

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I think everyone is now familiar with the term DevOps. While it means different things to different people (perhaps due to marketing hype), I think the best one line summary I’ve read describes it as “giving a **** about your job”. A more polite version would include sentiment abou...

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The Dos and Don THE DOS AND DON'TS OF AWS RE:INVENT 2014

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As re:Invent kicks off today, over 13,000 registered attendees will attend the world’s hottest public cloud event. We’ve asked our team going to the event on some dos and don’ts. Heres some of their suggestions below, if you’d like to add anything feel free to comment - enjoy...

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Making it in the Premiership MAKING IT IN THE PREMIERSHIP

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There are some perhaps surprising similarities between top flight soccer teams and consulting organisations such as Cloudreach. Let's take a look.

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How Cloud is Fuelling Growth and Innovation in the Media Industry HOW CLOUD IS FUELLING GROWTH AND INNOVATION IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY

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You’d have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the challenges that have been facing the media industry for the past few years.

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DevSecOps - Lessons from Las Vegas DEVSECOPS - LESSONS FROM LAS VEGAS

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My last post came from Seattle airport, but this was written over a craft ale in a Las Vegas hotel following a spectacular re:Invent conference where AWS, once again, demonstrated their truly insane capability to innovate at a rapid pace.

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Cloudy Recruitment: How we Find the Best Talent CLOUDY RECRUITMENT: HOW WE FIND THE BEST TALENT

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Cloudreach was founded in 2009 with the aim of being different, helping companies to embrace the power of cloud computing as an inevitable evolution of best business practice.

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HIPAA compliance translated to hosting, colocation and cloud HIPAA COMPLIANCE TRANSLATED TO HOSTING, COLOCATION AND CLOUD

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Traditionally the healthcare industry was classified as conservative when it came to IT strategy and spending, however, with the ongoing government reforms the need for innovative healthcare IT solutions is on the rise.

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Know your audience or "TAG" you KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE OR "TAG" YOU'RE IT

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I’ve spent a good part of the last few years traveling to speak at trade shows, conferences and customer sites.

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Top five business infrastructure resolutions for 2013 TOP FIVE BUSINESS INFRASTRUCTURE RESOLUTIONS FOR 2013

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It’s never too early to start reflecting on New Year resolutions for 2013, including those that relate to business infrastructure services and planning.

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Is your IT Infrastructure ready for on-demand mobile access? IS YOUR IT INFRASTRUCTURE READY FOR ON-DEMAND MOBILE ACCESS?

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Anytime, anywhere access is becoming the standard. According to Forrester Research, nearly 60% of all corporate employees share, access and manage content outside the office – with their laptop, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android and more.

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When Good Clouds Go Bad WHEN GOOD CLOUDS GO BAD

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This isn’t meant to throw stones at AWS (Amazon Web Services); all technologies are at risk of suffering downtime be it at the data center, in your network, through your cloud provider or the physical equipment you utilize.

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Will Cloud SLAs keep pace with the demands of enterprise SaaS? WILL CLOUD SLAS KEEP PACE WITH THE DEMANDS OF ENTERPRISE SAAS?

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I recently spoke with an enterprise software company that had launched a “Cloud” initiative.

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Choosing the right provider can alleviate cloud security concerns CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROVIDER CAN ALLEVIATE CLOUD SECURITY CONCERNS

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Cloud hosting solutions and other cloud offerings provide organizations with a powerful, cost-effective way to improve operations. However, cloud computing is a relatively young technology that many businesses are still trying to figure out.

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When Good Clouds Go Bad WHEN GOOD CLOUDS GO BAD

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This isn’t meant to throw stones at AWS (Amazon Web Services); all technologies are at risk of suffering downtime be it at the data center, in your network, through your cloud provider or the physical equipment you utilize. AWS isn’t the first cloud provider to have a failure and I can p...

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Top Trends from the 2013 TAG Top 40 Technology Companies TOP TRENDS FROM THE 2013 TAG TOP 40 TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

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The hundreds of technology leaders in attendance at the event also represent something else – they reflect larger trends taking place in the world of business today. A quick glance at the full list of winners shows the increasing demand for cloud, mobile and social technologies.

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Six ways CDNs drive cloud adoption SIX WAYS CDNS DRIVE CLOUD ADOPTION

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Transitioning your IT Infrastructure to the cloud offers several benefits, including improved operational efficiency, reduced capital expenses and the ability to provision new servers quickly.

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Internap to present at Cloud Connect event INTERNAP TO PRESENT AT CLOUD CONNECT EVENT

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This week, the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley becomes the hub for all things cloud. The annual Cloud Connect event brings together technology experts and cloud computing leaders to discuss the evolution of the cloud.

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Cloud Development Best Practices – Common Anti-Patterns in Building Scalable Microservices with Cloud Foundry [Reblog] CLOUD DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES – COMMON ANTI-PATTERNS IN BUILDING SCALABLE MICROSERVICES WITH CLOUD FOUNDRY [REBLOG]

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Bala Keelapudi, a Predix Support Engineer at GE Digital, offers developer solutions to these questions and others to help you build scalable microservices with Cloud Foundry.

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Bringing Cloud Foundry to You… [Reblog] BRINGING CLOUD FOUNDRY TO YOU… [REBLOG]

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Are you interested in learning Cloud Foundry and located in Australia or China? Dell EMC invites you to Cloud Foundry Days events taking place on October 18 (Sydney), October 20 (Melbourne), and October 25 (Shanghai). Learn more and register after the jump!

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SwanseaCon: Cloud Foundry and the Cloud Native Journey SWANSEACON: CLOUD FOUNDRY AND THE CLOUD NATIVE JOURNEY

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After working with one of the provider Cloud Foundry (CF) platforms a number of years ago, I was immediately hooked and couldn’t resist finding out how this all worked under the hood.

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All About the Platform: Cloud Foundry Unconference ALL ABOUT THE PLATFORM: CLOUD FOUNDRY UNCONFERENCE

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With over 700 people gathering in Frankfurt at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for platform developers to meet face-to-face – those who work collaboratively across company lines to build the open source Cloud Foundry platform. I teamed up with Paula K...

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Register Now for Cloud Foundry Days 2016! REGISTER NOW FOR CLOUD FOUNDRY DAYS 2016!

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This fall, Cloud Foundry Foundation announced Cloud Foundry Days, a new series of single-day educational events sponsored by our members, scheduled across the APJ and China regions in Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and hosted by EMC, GE, TIBCO and Fujitsu. We are please...

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Allianz Delivers Apps Faster in Digital Transformation ALLIANZ DELIVERS APPS FASTER IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Even insurance giants face digital disruption. Although European financial services company Allianz has 85 million customers, 140,000 employees, and insures three-fourths of the top global companies, it keeps a close eye on venture-backed startups and tech companies—and the ways they are winni...

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Diego-release for Docker Containers at Scale on OpenPOWER DIEGO-RELEASE FOR DOCKER CONTAINERS AT SCALE ON OPENPOWER

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In our earlier blog posts, we have described how to build and deploy Concourse, BOSH and cf-release on OpenPOWER systems, an alternative processor architecture based on IBM POWER systems. In separate performance experiments, we have run up to 10,000 containers in a single IBM POWER system and run wo...

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Comic Relief’s Live Fundraising Scales with Cloud Foundry COMIC RELIEF’S LIVE FUNDRAISING SCALES WITH CLOUD FOUNDRY

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Over the past 30 years, UK-based Comic Relief has raised over £1 billion for good causes around the world. Through its two campaigns, Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, Comic Relief uses the money donated by the British public to make its vision a reality: a just world, free from poverty.

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What Lies Ahead for Cloud Foundry WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR CLOUD FOUNDRY

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Over the past few years, I’ve been lucky to witness the evolution of Cloud Foundry. From a commercial product owned by VMware and Pivotal to its rebirth as an open source foundation, Cloud Foundry is a great example of the evolution of the technology industry as a whole.

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Meet the New Container Networking Stack for Cloud Foundry MEET THE NEW CONTAINER NETWORKING STACK FOR CLOUD FOUNDRY

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A few months ago, we shared a vision for container networking for Cloud Foundry. Today, we are excited to introduce you to netman-release – the new, pluggable container networking stack for Cloud Foundry.

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Ford Transforms its Customer Experience with Cloud Foundry FORD TRANSFORMS ITS CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE WITH CLOUD FOUNDRY

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Ford Motor Company recognizes the future of the auto industry is much more than simply manufacturing vehicles. This recognition gives way to the need for digital transformation, and now the automotive giant has turned to Cloud Foundry to fuel this next chapter.

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How Birst Networked BI Eliminates Data Silos HOW BIRST NETWORKED BI ELIMINATES DATA SILOS

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Most data is spread out across many different, siloed sources: enterprise applications, the cloud, data warehouses, Big Data lakes, departmental databases and user spreadsheets. And it’s a problem to unify all the data and keep distributed users and teams aligned in real-time.

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No Country for Legacy BI NO COUNTRY FOR LEGACY BI

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If money talks, then CIOs’ spending habits have a lot to say about the state of Business Intelligence (BI). For the past decade, BI and analytics have been a top investment priority for businesses, but the technology has yet to meet business needs and live up to the promise of BI.

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Increase in Demand for Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) Mobile Apps INCREASE IN DEMAND FOR ENTERPRISE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (BI) MOBILE APPS

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The mobile computing industry has been a dynamic place for quite some time with a lot of new trends and innovations. With the mobile landscape constantly changing, we decided to take a look at some of the top trends in the industry.

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The Virtualization of BI and Making the Most of Cloud for Your Data THE VIRTUALIZATION OF BI AND MAKING THE MOST OF CLOUD FOR YOUR DATA

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Wherever you look, the importance of data is growing within businesses. Reports by the Economist Intelligence and CompTIA released this year have found that companies are looking to their data to provide more sources of revenue, while Glassdoor has found that the role of Data Scientist is the most i...

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Analysis: Birst Tackles the New Siloing ANALYSIS: BIRST TACKLES THE NEW SILOING

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Lest there be any confusion, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) player Birst Inc. says that it is the biggest name in Network BI. Officials used the company’s recent Analyst Day Virtual Event to make the case for Birst’s leadership in Networked BI — as well as to educate analysts about w...

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Advanced Analytics Ensure Carrier Success ADVANCED ANALYTICS ENSURE CARRIER SUCCESS

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The insurance business has always been driven by data; without the accurate assessment of risk, the industry wouldn`t even exist. Yet despite the importance of information, many insurers have limited ability to organize and analyze their own data.

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Making Decisions with Data – The Benefits of Creating Analytic Products MAKING DECISIONS WITH DATA – THE BENEFITS OF CREATING ANALYTIC PRODUCTS

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In previous articles, we have covered some of the practical steps that IT teams can take around deploying analytics and getting people to adopt these tools. However, one area that we have not touched on is how to do this when your users aren’t your employees.

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Are BI and Analytics Projects Still About Solving Hard Problems? ARE BI AND ANALYTICS PROJECTS STILL ABOUT SOLVING HARD PROBLEMS?

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Nothing exists in a vacuum. Any changes that take place will lead to consequences, whether the changes were planned or not. Business intelligence (BI) and analytics implementations are no exception to this rule.

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Making Decisions with Data – Connecting People and Data for Better Analytics Results MAKING DECISIONS WITH DATA – CONNECTING PEOPLE AND DATA FOR BETTER ANALYTICS RESULTS

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When thinking about making decisions, it’s important to differentiate between those that you make by yourself and those that you make with others. For many IT teams, building collaboration into how their businesses operate means deploying social tools such as chat or supporting real-time editi...

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IoT Companies Must Prioritize Cybersecurity IOT COMPANIES MUST PRIORITIZE CYBERSECURITY

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It is estimated that there will be more than 50 billion connected devices in the world by 2020, including everything from pacemakers and insulin pumps to self-driving cars and wheelchairs to smart coffee makers and fitness trackers.

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Why Diversity Matters WHY DIVERSITY MATTERS

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This week, the new President of the United States signed an executive order that indefinitely suspends admissions from Syrian refugees and limits the flow of other refugees from seven other countries into the United States by instituting what the President has called “extreme vetting” of...

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18F’s cloud.gov Announces FedRAMP Authorization 18F’S CLOUD.GOV ANNOUNCES FEDRAMP AUTHORIZATION

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The United States General Services Administration (GSA) today announced 18F’s cloud.gov has been FedRAMP Authorized. According to the 18F blog, “FedRAMP Authorized status marks completion of a comprehensive security and compliance assessment that enables federal agencies to start using c...

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Mercedes-Benz Embraces Rapid App Delivery with Cloud Foundry [Reblog] MERCEDES-BENZ EMBRACES RAPID APP DELIVERY WITH CLOUD FOUNDRY [REBLOG]

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In the race for the connected car of the future, Mercedes is continually evolving Mercedes me, an app and service which relies on microservices and continuous delivery enabled by Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

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Sundance Institute Taps Pivotal Cloud Foundry for New Digital Platform [Reblog] SUNDANCE INSTITUTE TAPS PIVOTAL CLOUD FOUNDRY FOR NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM [REBLOG]

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Sundance Institute has created a vibrant artist community around its film festivals and original work, and wanted to strengthen bonds via an engaging digital environment that complements what it does in the physical world.

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Cloud Foundry: Monitoring with Mozzle [Reblog] CLOUD FOUNDRY: MONITORING WITH MOZZLE [REBLOG]

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SAP cloud developer Ivan Borshukov is a BOSH and Cloud Foundry user, and he recently shared his unique perspective on monitoring. While he used bosh agent to collect data and monitor behavior on BOSH, he wanted a similar tool for Cloud Foundry to forward information on infrastructure metrics to a th...

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Cloud Foundry service broker for CoreOS etcd CLOUD FOUNDRY SERVICE BROKER FOR COREOS ETCD

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We have been big fans of CoreOS etcd since it first came out. A simple to use distributed key value store. Many of our own distributed systems built for customers have used etcd for coordination of components. Cloud Foundry itself has used Etcd for many years.

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Rails 5.1 applications can be a lot more secretive on Cloud Foundry and Heroku RAILS 5.1 APPLICATIONS CAN BE A LOT MORE SECRETIVE ON CLOUD FOUNDRY AND HEROKU

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Our applications need access to secrets – passwords, tokens, special URLs. Platforms like Cloud Foundry and Heroku have made environment variables easy to use, and so we use them. Albeit they are typically not as secretive as we might like.

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How is Using a Platform like Making a Pie? [Reblog] HOW IS USING A PLATFORM LIKE MAKING A PIE? [REBLOG]

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In a fascinating article on The New Stack, Cloud Foundry Foundation CTO Chip Childers draws an analogy between baking a pie and developing a cloud application.

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“Behind the Scenes” with Abby Kearns “BEHIND THE SCENES” WITH ABBY KEARNS

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Last month, Cloud Foundry Executive Director Abby Kearns traveled to London to participate in COED:CODE, a diverse meetup on systems and infrastructure programming, and Monki Gras, the developer conference on craft culture. She called COED:CODE a “unique and amazing” mix of diverse peopl...

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Curl a CF API Endpoint CURL A CF API ENDPOINT

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There may be times when an operator wants to test a Cloud Foundry API server for operations to list spaces, organizations, etc.

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Why Cyber Resilience in Today WHY CYBER RESILIENCE IN TODAY'S COMPLEX ENVIRONMENT REQUIRES AN INTEGRATED RANSOMWARE SOLUTION

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More than 50 new types of malware used in ransomware attacks were released in the first half of 2016 alone. The pace of ransomware attacks is escalating. Nearly 40% of companies have been hit with ransomware attacks this year, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that the cost per incid...

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It IT'S NOT JUST THE RANSOM YOU'RE LOSING: QUANTIFYING THE REAL COST OF MALWARE ATTACKS

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It takes just half a second to infect a computer with ransomware, but affected companies deal with the fallout for months. The FBI estimates that more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occur each day in the U.S. – representing a 300% increase over 2015 alone.

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Our Top 3 Takeaways from The Forrester Wave: Information Archiving Cloud Providers Report OUR TOP 3 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE FORRESTER WAVE: INFORMATION ARCHIVING CLOUD PROVIDERS REPORT

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The just-released The Forrester WaveTM: Information Archiving Cloud Providers, Q4 2016 provides a fascinating touchpoint on the rapid evolution of the State of Archiving. We hold Forrester Research in high regard as a global leader in research and advisory services.

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Cyber Resilience Planning: Life or Death for the Medium Enterprise CYBER RESILIENCE PLANNING: LIFE OR DEATH FOR THE MEDIUM ENTERPRISE

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Nowadays, no one is safe from being the target of a cyberattack, especially as more businesses move to the cloud: The U.S. SMB cloud computing and services market is expected to grow from $43 billion in 2015 to $55 billion in 2016.

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Mimecast Security Services Scoop Industry Awards MIMECAST SECURITY SERVICES SCOOP INDUSTRY AWARDS

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With Office 365 adoption growing rapidly, credit should go to Microsoft who won Vendor Innovation Award and also Cloud Services Vendor of the Year.

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Planning for Tomorrow’s Cyberattacks PLANNING FOR TOMORROW’S CYBERATTACKS

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The end of a year is often a time of reflection as organizations focus on what they might do differently in the year to come, how they might align themselves against their competitors, and up their game. As organizations think through their cybersecurity strategy for the coming year the challenge th...

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Breakaway: Gartner Names Mimecast a Leader in 2016 EIA Magic Quadrant BREAKAWAY: GARTNER NAMES MIMECAST A LEADER IN 2016 EIA MAGIC QUADRANT

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We’re honored and humbled by Gartner’s recognition of Mimecast Cloud Archiving in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving. With this year’s recognition, Mimecast has been named as a Leader for the second year in a row.

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Office 365™ Extends Lead in Cloud Adoption OFFICE 365™ EXTENDS LEAD IN CLOUD ADOPTION

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A recent survey confirms that Microsoft Office 365 continues to outpace Google’s G Suite in the race to the cloud. Overall it’s clear that more organizations are using cloud or hybrid deployment models over on-premises, but let’s dig into the survey results.

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My 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Security Program MY 5 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR SECURITY PROGRAM

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Don’t not do it because you don’t have the expertise or the capital budget to buy or manage the particular security control in question.  Now more than ever many security controls can be consumed as services as opposed to being purchased in the form of software or hardware appliance...

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Mimecast’s 42 Questions with J.Peter Bruzzese MIMECAST’S 42 QUESTIONS WITH J.PETER BRUZZESE

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A long time ago, a supercomputer named Deep Thought concluded that the answer to the ultimate question to the meaning of life, the universe, and everything was 42. Although it took Deep Thought 7 and a half million years to produce this answer, it concluded that finding the answer would have been mu...

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Mimecast Adds New Continuity Features to Monitor, Alert and Respond More Quickly to Mail Flow Disruptions MIMECAST ADDS NEW CONTINUITY FEATURES TO MONITOR, ALERT AND RESPOND MORE QUICKLY TO MAIL FLOW DISRUPTIONS

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In a recent global survey of 600 IT decision makers, Mimecast found that 88% view email as critical to their organization with 55% saying email is mission-critical. This isn’t surprising; email is often the first thing we check in the morning and the last thing we check before going to bed.

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Introducing Mimecast Internal Email Protect INTRODUCING MIMECAST INTERNAL EMAIL PROTECT

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Feb 13, 2017

These employees have had their accounts or systems taken over by an external attacker through credential harvesting, phishing or the installation of various forms of malware.

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The Mimecast Email Security Risk Assessment – Benchmarking Email Security Systems THE MIMECAST EMAIL SECURITY RISK ASSESSMENT – BENCHMARKING EMAIL SECURITY SYSTEMS

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The fact is, until now, there hasn’t been much data comparing or benchmarking the performance of email security systems.

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Internap to present at Cloud Connect event INTERNAP TO PRESENT AT CLOUD CONNECT EVENT

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This week, the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley becomes the hub for all things cloud. The annual Cloud Connect event brings together technology experts and cloud computing leaders to discuss the evolution of the cloud. The conference will cover mobile application deployment, big data ...

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The relationship between cloud and content delivery networks (CDNs) THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLOUD AND CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORKS (CDNS)

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Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) have helped organizations scale their applications and website content for years. However, the prevalence of cloud computing has sparked misunderstandings about the relationship between cloud and CDNs.

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Cloud and CDN: Friends or Foes? CLOUD AND CDN: FRIENDS OR FOES?

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Today’s online users expect high-quality, ‘anytime, anywhere’ access from a multitude of devices. This presents a challenge for content providers to deliver multiple types of large files, including streaming media, Video on Demand (VOD) and other large files to tablets and smartpho...

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Private cloud vs. virtualization PRIVATE CLOUD VS. VIRTUALIZATION

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With all the hype around cloud these days, figuring out where cloud fits and where it doesn’t can be challenging. Private cloud and virtualization often get confused with each other, but in fact, virtualization is usually a component of cloud, whether public or private. Let’s consider a ...

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Cloud trends: Bare-metal cloud maximizes security and performance CLOUD TRENDS: BARE-METAL CLOUD MAXIMIZES SECURITY AND PERFORMANCE

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As cloud solutions have evolved from physical servers and virtualized environments to SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and even IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), companies today must navigate through a sea of different cloud options. While cloud computing provides organiz...

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Hasta la vista, CAPEX: Bare metal servers offer high performance, lower costs HASTA LA VISTA, CAPEX: BARE METAL SERVERS OFFER HIGH PERFORMANCE, LOWER COSTS

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What in the world is a bare-metal server? Sounds like something out of Terminator II, right? Well, good news for all of us, it’s not a movie prop or character, but rather a real-world fit to a new age problem.

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Choose your own cloud adventure: PaaS or IaaS? CHOOSE YOUR OWN CLOUD ADVENTURE: PAAS OR IAAS?

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While many IT decision makers are familiar with how Software as a Service (SaaS) can benefit their organization, PaaS (Platform as a Service) has become equally as popular. Add IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) to the mix, and it often raises questions – how do you know which one is best for ...

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Shadow IT: Confessions of a rogue marketer SHADOW IT: CONFESSIONS OF A ROGUE MARKETER

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An Open Letter to IT Departments:
I have a confession to make: in the past*, I’ve procured cloud services without your approval. I’ve used the cloud for file sharing, storage, project management and collaboration services and, at any given moment, I had at least four active subscr...

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Choose your own cloud adventure: the SaaS alternate ending CHOOSE YOUR OWN CLOUD ADVENTURE: THE SAAS ALTERNATE ENDING

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In our previous post, we described IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service). Today we’ll discuss how Software as a Service (SaaS) fits into the stack and explore which type of infrastructure makes sense in different scenarios. Various combinations of these services c...

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Bare-metal cloud use cases: Let’s get physical BARE-METAL CLOUD USE CASES: LET’S GET PHYSICAL

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The cloud hasn’t always been the ideal choice for performing large, resource-intensive workloads. Scenarios that require high disk I/O and large amounts of compute resources are generally better suited for physical, dedicated servers. While the automation and self-service capabilities of the c...

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Is your cloud noisy and slow? IS YOUR CLOUD NOISY AND SLOW?

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Now that most IT organizations have transitioned some of their infrastructure to the cloud, the game has changed yet again. While you may have already moved your email applications, disaster recovery, ERP or CRM systems to the cloud, now your CEO wants to incorporate big data, business intelligence ...

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Getting existential on your IaaS GETTING EXISTENTIAL ON YOUR IAAS

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Getting existential on your IaaS
Posted on October 25, 2013 by Raj Dutt & filed under Cloud Computing




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Getting existential on your IaaSIt’s hard to believe that there are such widespread misconceptions about what constitutes a &ldqu...

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Next-generation AgileCLOUD is now available! NEXT-GENERATION AGILECLOUD IS NOW AVAILABLE!

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Our next generation AgileCLOUD goes into public beta today, and we’re really excited about the launch. Huge strides have been made in the areas of both scalability and performance.

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The performance gap between bare metal and virtual clouds THE PERFORMANCE GAP BETWEEN BARE METAL AND VIRTUAL CLOUDS

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Cloud Spectator, an international cloud analyst group, produces research reports that focus on infrastructure pricing and server performance to help businesses make informed purchase decisions. Their latest report includes test results comparing Internap’s bare-metal cloud with virtual offerin...

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Distil Networks expands service offerings with consolidated infrastructure from Internap DISTIL NETWORKS EXPANDS SERVICE OFFERINGS WITH CONSOLIDATED INFRASTRUCTURE FROM INTERNAP

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The number of malicious bots trolling the Internet is increasing every year, wreaking havoc on defenseless websites and slowing down online applications. To stop this madness, Distil Networks has developed technology to help enterprises block automated non-human visitors, providing protection from c...

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Survey reveals demand for high-performance cloud solutions SURVEY REVEALS DEMAND FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE CLOUD SOLUTIONS

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It’s no secret that public cloud solutions can’t always provide the level of performance required by real-time, data-intensive applications. A recent survey of Internet infrastructure decision makers highlighted the growing demand for high-performance, non-virtualized cloud solutions, su...

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Internap wins Stevie Award for big data solution at 2014 American Business AwardsSM INTERNAP WINS STEVIE AWARD FOR BIG DATA SOLUTION AT 2014 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDSSM

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Internap was honored to receive a bronze Stevie® Award in the New Product or Service of the Year – Software – Big Data Solution category at the 12th Annual American Business Awards on September 12, 2014. The award honors Internap and Aerospike for creating the industry’s first ...

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OpenStack cloud: A new dashboard on the Horizon OPENSTACK CLOUD: A NEW DASHBOARD ON THE HORIZON

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We’re excited to announce the immediate availa