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  • Here's how Google is overhauling its cloud storage offerings

    There are big changes afoot for Google Cloud Platform's storage offerings. On Thursday, the company announced a complete overhaul of the storage options available to customers, complete with new storage tiers and reduced pricing.

    20 Oct. 16 19:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Which is cheaper: Public or private clouds?

    It’s a debate that’s raged on for years: Which is cheaper, public or private clouds? A new report from 451 Research finds that two of the most critical factors that influence the cost of a public versus a private cloud deployment are an organization’s ability to efficiently manage infrastructure and utilization of hardware resources.

    20 Oct. 16 04:06 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Azure roundup: FPGAs, new VMs and fresh Europe regions

    Microsoft's big Ignite conference for IT pros wrapped up at the end of September, and that means the company dumped a ton of new cloud capabilities to attract people to Azure. Here's the run-down on all the major news you need to know about.

    14 Oct. 16 04:10 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • AWS September roundup: EC2 changes, new France region, and more

    The days may be getting shorter up in the northern hemisphere, but that hasn't slowed the pace of updates to AWS. Amazon has kept on updating its cloud platform with a handful of quality-of-life changes, plus some major tweaks to how it handles Reserved Instances. Here's the rundown.

    07 Oct. 16 12:25 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Salesforce takes another swing at Microsoft with chatbot building tools

    Companies have another set of tools at their disposal to build chatbots. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced a new LiveMessage service that's aimed at connecting his company's Service Cloud with messaging services like Facebook Messenger and SMS. e

    07 Oct. 16 09:18 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • AT&T hitches its Internet of Things network to Amazon’s cloud

    AT&T announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services that will allow the 29 million connected devices on the mobile provider’s network to more easily connect and store data in AWS’s IaaS cloud platform.

    07 Oct. 16 04:20 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Google to bring its cloud platform to Australia

    Google will next year launch a Sydney Google Cloud Region as part of a significant program of geographical expansion. In addition to Sydney, Google will launch regions in Mumbai, Singapore, Northern Virginia, São Paulo, London, Finland and Frankfurt.

    30 Sept. 16 08:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Google will shore up one of its biggest cloud weaknesses next year

    Google announced a major change to its cloud platform infrastructure on Thursday that will help shore up one of the company's biggest weaknesses relative to competitors like Microsoft and Amazon. The company will be launching 8 new regions around the world next year.

    30 Sept. 16 04:28 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Werner Vogels on the rise and rise of AWS in Australia

    The customers around the table are gushing in their praise for Amazon CTO Werner Vogels. One puts his arm round the Dutchman’s broad shoulders to pose for a selfie: “If that’s ok? I’ve got to get one.”

    29 Sept. 16 08:00 Written by George Nott
  • 10 tips for a successful cloud plan

    How do you get started using the cloud? To have a successful cloud deployment, it’s helpful to have a plan. The following 10 tips are key for a successful cloud rollout.

    28 Sept. 16 18:59 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Video: What’s it like to be a cloud startup

    In a market dominated by vendors like Amazon, Microsoft and Google is there room for startups? Cloud Chronicles visited ClearSky Data in downtown Boston to find out.

    28 Sept. 16 03:38 Written by Brandon Butler
  • As Adobe, Microsoft Azure ink cloud partnership, Amazon looms

    To kick off his company’s Ignite conference in Atlanta this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Adobe will run three of its most popular software as a service apps on the Microsoft Azure IaaS cloud. The move is a power play by Microsoft, but it should be taken with a grain of salt: Adobe uses Azure competitor Amazon Web Services heavily, too.

    27 Sept. 16 06:51 Written by Brandon Butler