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  • IT firms' cloud appetite strong as gear sales surge 25 percent

    In another sign of the movement of more and more data into cloud services, global first-quarter sales of cloud-related hardware rose 25.1 percent year on year, to nearly US$6.3 billion, according to an IDC survey.

  • Microsoft restores Azure Sydney services

    "Customers in Australia East may have experienced service interruptions and services are now fully restored," a Microsoft spokesperson said. "Visit the Microsoft Azure Service Health Dashboard for more information.”

  • Config error at Boston-area hosting company takes down Reddit, others

    A Boston-area hosting provider briefly knocked several large services and websites dependent on Amazon and AWS offline on Tuesday night, thanks to a configuration error.

  • Chicago taxes cloud and streaming services

    The City of Chicago has implemented sweeping new tax regulations that target the use of streaming and cloud computing services, the law firm ReedSmith says.

  • iiNet to deliver cloud services to SA government agencies

    iiNet subsidiary Internode has been awarded a contract to deliver cloud services to the South Australian departments of premier and cabinet, planning, transport and infrastructure (DPTI) and communities and social inclusion (DCSI).

  • Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools

    Workloads moved to the cloud must be managed properly, so Microsoft has released new tools to help system administrators bridge their in-house data centers with Azure services.

  • Bauer Media chooses Dropbox for collaboration

    Australian media group Bauer Media has used Dropbox for Business to share documents and designs, reducing the need for network drives, email and paper printouts.

  • Oracle seeks to simplify e-store creation, management with new Commerce Cloud

    Continuing its effort to catch up in the cloud, Oracle has unveiled a new software-as-a-service product aimed at e-commerce providers.

  • Juniper scales down the Internet core

    Juniper Networks this week extended its core router lineup with a compact, fixed-configuration model capable of 3Tbps.

  • Red Hat makes its case to be THE container company

    Looking to establish itself as the leader in the nascent container technology market, Red Hat has enabled one of its flagship products to support containers fully and released a new container management platform, too.

  • Researchers to use Google cloud to aid in genome analysis

    Researchers at MIT and Harvard are partnering with Google to use its cloud platform to take genomic data and use it to find cures to diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

  • Google brings Broad Institute's genome analysis kit to the cloud

    Google has partnered with Broad Institute to offer the biomedical research organization's DNA analysis software as a service on the tech company's Cloud Platform.

  • CareerBuilder sets its sights on enterprises with new recruitment platform

    CareerBuilder has long been known primarily for its namesake jobs-listing site, but on Wednesday the company launched a new recruitment platform that's aimed squarely at enterprise HR departments.

  • IBM, Box partner on cloud analytics technologies

    IBM and online storage firm Box have formed a wide-ranging cloud technologies partnership that will allow Box users to apply Watson Analytics know-how to their content while IBM customers can use Box's content collaboration platform.

  • Can Oracle catch up in the Cloud?

    Oracle has finally arrived in full form at the Cloud party, and it's clearly hoping to make up for lost time.

  • Arista has a controller now too

    Arista Networks this week unveiled what essentially is a centralized controller for its data center and cloud switches.

  • Oracle completes its stack of Cloud services (+11 photos)

    Oracle has launched a number of new Cloud services that the company claims will provide enterprises with all the tools they need to run their operations in the cloud.

  • IBM books CopLink into the cloud

    Potentially giving smaller law enforcement agencies a hand in fighting crime, IBM has migrated its CopLink search service to the cloud, minimizing the amount of work needed to hook into the North American crime-fighting database.

  • NSW regional councils extend VMware deal

    Forty regional NSW councils, led by Queanbeyan City Council, have extended their contracts with VMware as part of a multi-council deal.

  • 1000 Pepper robots sell out in a minute on launch day

    In another sign that Japan loves cute robots, SoftBank's Pepper is proving to be a hit with its consumer launch.