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Amazon Moves Into Germany
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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On the heels of a losing third quarter, AWS opens a new data center in Frankfurt, Germany -- and the global stakes are high.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/24/2014
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Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/24/2014
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Rackspace Bundles Collaboration, Productivity Apps
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Cloud Office gives users single sign-in to email, Microsoft Exchange, Lync instant messaging, and SharePoint.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/24/2014
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IBM, Microsoft Cloud Partnership Examined
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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IBM and Microsoft will put key software assets on each other's cloud services. Can they double appeal to enterprise developers, compete better with Amazon?
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/23/2014
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CenturyLink Plans Cloud Center For Developers
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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CenturyLink will open cloud development center in Bellevue, Wash., to attract enterprise application developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/23/2014
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Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/23/2014
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Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/22/2014
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Illumio Takes New Cloud, Data Center Security Approach
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Security startup Illumio has launched a granular scheme based on individual workloads, not firewalls or network monitoring.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/22/2014
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If Microsoft 'Loves Linux,' Why Not Red Hat?
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
Microsoft says it loves Linux. Enterprises love Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Is there a way to give this love triangle a happy ending?
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/21/2014
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Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In The Cloud
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified the company's cloud strategy, argued competitors such as Amazon and Google can't match Microsoft's hybrid-oriented approach and enterprise expertise.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/21/2014
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China Accused Of Attacking Apple iCloud
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Media freedom group GreatFire.org claims Apple's iCloud is being subject to a man-in-the-middle attack by China's censorship apparatus.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/20/2014
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OVH.com Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
OVH.com is the first cloud supplier to use IBM's Power8 processor for data analytics services.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/20/2014
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StackEngine Offers Linux, Windows Container Management
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Docker is doing what once seemed impossible: providing common ground for Linux and Microsoft developers, say startup leaders.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/17/2014
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VMware Taps CSC For Public OpenStack Partnership
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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VMware offers its Integrated OpenStack for private clouds; now it has a partner that's willing to offer it as a public cloud service.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/16/2014
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OpenStack Juno Offers Automated Hadoop Provisioning
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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OpenStack Foundation's Juno release features the automated provisioning of three different Hadoop clusters.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/16/2014
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Microsoft Brings Containers to Windows, Azure
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Partnership will enable developers to load and move Windows apps in Docker containers, just as they now do for Linux workloads.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/15/2014
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Cloud Cruiser Expands Cloud Usage Tracking
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Cloud Cruiser 4.0 adds greater capabilities to track and bill for usage in hybrid public clouds and private clouds.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/15/2014
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9 Tech Companies As Ben & Jerry's Flavors
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Get ready for Amazon Rainforest Crunch and IBM Big Blueberry Bonanza.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/15/2014
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Cloudera Intros Hadoop Monitoring, Self-Provisioning Tool
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
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Cloudera Director tool leads off lineup of announcements, including upgrades to Impala SQL query engine and stronger security.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 10/14/2014
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Deloitte Adds Boomi Integration To CloudMix
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Deloitte's CloudMix expands integration service to include Dell's Boomi, to connect Salesforce.com apps to enterprise software infrastructure.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/14/2014
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