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  • 13 ways the cloud has changed (since last you looked)

    New services and pricing models make cloud computing more powerful, complex, and cheaper than it was a few short years ago

  • 5 questions to consider as you shift more business critical applications to the cloud

    Whether you’re looking to move to the cloud, considering the diversification of your cloud portfolio or simply looking to compare performance and value across clouds, consider these five key questions before making any decisions:

  • Why Google hasn't taken off in the Cloud yet

    Google Cloud Platform is in the unique position of being considered one of the big three IaaS vendors, but at the same time almost always seen as being the third-best option behind AWS and Microsoft. As the new head of Google’s cloud, VMware co-founder Diange Greene is now charged with doing what she did at VMware: Take a ground breaking niche technology and turning it into the must-have enterprise product. But it will not be easy.

  • Lies vendors tell about Service Level Agreements and how to negotiate for something better

    SLAs are not created equal, and worse, some SLAs are downright deceptive

  • What’s going on at Citrix?

    News of a major restructuring at Citrix – which will include spinning off its GoTo Meeting product family – is welcomed by those who closely track the company, but the cutting of 1,000 jobs over the next half year could be a painful experience for the company.

  • How to use application-defined automation tools to successfully deploy cloud apps

    Application-defined automation provides an end-to-end deployment/provisioning process in which the application defines and configures the infrastructure

  • HP just dropped out of the public cloud – now what?

    While Hewlett-Packard’s announcement that it will shutter its HP Helion Public Cloud early next year didn’t surprise those who watch the market closely, the move does raise questions about what’s next for HP and other cloud vendors.

  • The cloud changes IT culture, demands new tech skills

    At The Weather Company, all 400 IT staffers had a job or skills change because of cloud computing -- every single one of them.

  • 5 Office 365 admin settings you must get right

    Ensure a solid foundation for your Office 365 deployment with these essential setup tips

  • Google Container Engine: Ready to rock 'n' roll

    Google Container Engine is out of beta. The search-engine-cum-advertising-broker is also all about that containerization. But is Google's use of open-source projects such as Docker and Kubernetes *entirely* unselfish?

  • Ashley Madison -- Can it possibly get any worse? (tl;dr: YES)

    The Ashley Madison hack continues to make headlines. Naturally, that's because the news keeps getting worse. Worse for website owners Avid Media Group. And worse for the REAL victims, more importantly -- the people named in the hacked data dump...

  • Good cloud ops needs good cloud metrics

    The ability to monitor the cloud is the secret to operational success for both IT and the business

  • How much cash does one vendor need? Mirantis pulls in another $100M in funding

    Someone in Mirantis' global headquarters obviously likes counting bags of cash. The company has scooped up yet another $100m investment.

  • Lazy logging in the cloud will cost you big

    Too many organizations log all cloud activities because they can. Here's what you should do instead

  • Google cloud ''loses'' data (sky falling; film at 11)

    Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

  • Hackers call Time on Ashley Madison -- with huge data dump

    Ashley Madison hackers released the site's user data, as threatened. Or, at least, that's what they say they've done. But it's likely that much of the data is forged or bogus in some way...

  • Watch the revolution in action — the EMC exodus continues

    That old saying about rats leaving a sinking ship might be a little bit of an exaggeration, but EMC's recent defections point to systemic changes in the industry.

  • Windows 10 will push you to pay more for Office

    Microsoft's hybrid-cloud model for apps will lead to higher prices in return for greater flexibility

  • Finding consistency within Microsoft's ever-increasing product range

    As the technology industry finds its way in a new world, mobile, cloud, big data and open approaches create challenges for traditional vendors. Microsoft is a good example of the opportunities, and the challenges, in the space.

  • The Cloud gets mobile apps moving

    Immediately after Hurricane Sandy tore through New York City in October 2012, city officials needed a quick way to show the damage that had been done to streets and infrastructure.