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Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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VMware survey shows digital workspace users gaining enterprise agility through greater mobile workforce activity, added business initiative.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/17/2017
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Enel Moves Onto Amazon To Implement New Utility Strategy
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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The giant Italian utility, Enel, is moving to the cloud to support it's Open Power strategy around the world, adding green power sources.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/13/2017
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Software-Defined Storage & Containers: Solution For Shared Service Providers
Sebastien Han, Principal Software Engineer, Storage Architect, Red Hat
Shared service providers, including telephone companies, hosting services, and related businesses, stand to benefit from the combination of containerized microservices and software-defined storage.
By Sebastien Han Principal Software Engineer, Storage Architect, Red Hat, 1/12/2017
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Global Survey: Innovation, Movement Of Data Get More Restrictions
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Foundation finds more countries passing restrictions on use of intellectual property within their borders, export of data out.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/10/2017
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Amazon: The Self-Fueling, Perpetual Motion Machine
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon's retail operation is now paired with what's known to be a highly successful cloud business: Are the two accelerating each other?
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/9/2017
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'Snowmobile' Shows AWS At Its Blue-Collar Best
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
The surprise appearance of a tractor-trailer rig on stage at AWS ReInvent in Las Vegas illustrated a new way to move a petabyte of data into AWS data centers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/5/2017
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Will Cloud Service Prices Go Up in 2017?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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Competition and price cutting might be good for cloud customers, but the glory days of low prices might not make it into 2017.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/28/2016
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At AWS, 'Enterprise Strategy' Consists Of Helping Migrations
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/21/2016
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Leveraging Open Source Reference Architectures Allows You To Give And Take From Broader Expertise
Brent Compton, Director of Storage and Big Data Ecosystem, Red Hat
Many standard storage server manufacturers have participated in the development of reference architectures, providing great insight into how to best deploy their servers for each of your company’s use cases.
By Brent Compton Director of Storage and Big Data Ecosystem, Red Hat, 12/14/2016
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Brooks Brothers In Style As It Moves To Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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With operations depending on SAP HANA, Brooks Brothers management wanted a minimum of downtime in its move to AWS cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/13/2016
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Amazon CTO Vogels: 'We're in the pain management business'
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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At AWS ReInvent, Werner Vogels looks back on how Amazon Web Services got to where it is, and where it's going next.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/12/2016
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Trainline Tosses Exadata, Takes Oracle Into The Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Trainline migrates to the cloud, takes Oracle database applications with it for performance faster than Exadata's.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/6/2016
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How Cloud Is Changing IT Investment Planning
Mark Tonsetic, IT Practice Leader, CEB
Commentary
IT roadmaps are shifting as technologies like cloud, containers, and software-defined infrastructure change where and how enterprise resources are consumed and managed.
By Mark Tonsetic IT Practice Leader, CEB, 12/6/2016
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AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon Web Services is filling the gaps in its software development/deployment process in a bid to attract enterprise developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/6/2016
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Building MySQL DBaaS on OpenStack And Ceph Clouds
Brent Compton, Director of Storage and Big Data Ecosystem, Red Hat
A cloud-based database-as-a-service offering can relieve the overwhelming burden of supporting today’s scale of computing with yesterday’s architectures.
By Brent Compton Director of Storage and Big Data Ecosystem, Red Hat, 12/5/2016
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RightScale Compares Pricing on AWS, Google and Microsoft
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Cloud management front-end firm RightScale works with Google, Microsoft, and Amazon and compares their discounted pricing.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/28/2016
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Storage Survey: Cloud Storage Use Up, But Integration Still Sought
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A supplier of an object storage system asked 409 IT managers how hybrid cloud storage use was progressing. The answer: with some difficulties.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/25/2016
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2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
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IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 11/17/2016
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RightScale: Cloud Customers Overspend On Services
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
In a new study of its cloud computing customers over a three-month period, RightScale found that many are passing up savings, and that overprovisioning resources is still widespread.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/17/2016
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Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft in offering more of these services through the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 11/16/2016
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