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Azure Stack and Comparisons with Eucalyptus
Ben Kepes,
News
Microsoft's Azure Stack is another cloud provider move to validate the hybrid cloud.But will it succeed?
By Ben Kepes , 10/13/2017
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While AWS and VMware Draw Closer, Amazon Still Looks to Dominate
Ben Kepes,
News
AWS and VMware now are partners but it might be only a matter of time before AWS moves to take its own path.
By Ben Kepes , 10/9/2017
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Google Starts to Build Momentum in Public Cloud
Ben Kepes,
Commentary
A new attitude at Google and the leadership of Diane Greene are starting to redefine Google's position in the cloud.
By Ben Kepes , 10/3/2017
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Moving the Cloud Closer to the Business
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
We will soon reach the point where connectivity to cloud resources is going to become a serious issue in terms of real-time computing functions. So, how do we bring the cloud closer to us?
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 10/2/2017
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Vlocity and its Role in Helping Salesforce’s $20B target
Ben Kepes,
News
Backed by Salesforce and Accenture and focused on vertical industry markets, Vlocity has established itself as a important cloud player.
By Ben Kepes , 9/25/2017
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Plante Moran Takes Agile Approach During Microsoft Cloud Migration
InformationWeek Staff,
CommentaryVideo
Amy Moore, rapid application development team leader for Plante Moran visited the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to take us through their process for moving their nearly 10-year-old legacy intranet over to the Microsoft suite of cloud products.
By InformationWeek Staff , 9/18/2017
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Cloud Computing Spurs Hybrid Architecture Adoption
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
News
Enterprises turn to the hybrid cloud for disaster recovery, data archiving and other applications.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 9/14/2017
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'We Really Don't Know Clouds At All'
James M. Connolly, Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief
Commentary
Just how quickly are enterprises moving workloads to the cloud? InformationWeek is searching for the answer.
By James M. Connolly Executive Managing Editor, InformationWeekEditor in Chief, 9/12/2017
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Rackspace, OpenStack and the Multiplicity of Clouds
Ben Kepes,
News
While some wish to view OpenStack as a failure, the open source initiative serves a purpose and is a fit for a growing number of organizations.
By Ben Kepes , 9/8/2017
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How the Cloud Can Help Cure Cancer
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
The experience of Angelina Jolie highlights how cloud computing can help address cancer by cutting the cost of genomic sequencing and enabling data sharing.
By Marty Puranik, founder, president and CEO of Atlantic.Net , 8/21/2017
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Cloud Vendor Lock-In a Risk Worth Taking
Steve Zurier, Freelance Writer
News
New Forrester research finds that prices for AWS and Azure are still competitive, but customers should be wary of lock-in on SasS products such as Salesforce and Oracle.
By Steve Zurier Freelance Writer, 8/21/2017
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Digital Transformation: 5 Strategies for Success
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
News
The CFA Institute has embarked on a digital transformation project that takes a human-centered approach to modernizing IT and migrating to the cloud.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 8/21/2017
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Serverless Architecture Could Cure DevOps Pain
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
IT organizations struggling to transition to DevOps should take heart. Serverless architecture can provide many of the same benefits without the steep learning curve.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 8/17/2017
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How to Ensure a Successful OpenStack Deployment
Guest Commentary, Guest Commentary
Commentary
There are three keys to embarking on a successful OpenStack initiative.
By Dave Costakos and Julio Villarreal Pelegrino, Red Hat , 8/17/2017
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9 Cloud Certifications Worth Your Time and Money
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
For IT professionals who want to advance their careers with new skills, certifications in cloud technology and management are a good bet.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 8/14/2017
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Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/4/2017
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NIST, IEEE Pair Up to Drive Cloud Interoperability
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Two major standards bodies have grabbed the bull by the horns in an attempt to make workloads and services mobile across clouds.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/1/2017
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Cloud Technology Partners: Combat the Cloud Resistance
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
It might seem unlikely, but the sweeping change brought about by a cloud implementation sometimes breeds its own resistance.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/27/2017
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Accenture: Seek Business Value in Digital Transformation
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Mike Sutcliff says Accenture Digital helps companies transition from legacy to digital operations to resist disruption, find new customers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/25/2017
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Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/24/2017
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