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  • AWS quietly launches tool for migrating on-premises apps to the cloud

    Amazon is trying to simplify the process of moving legacy applications to the cloud with a new service that it quietly launched this week. The aptly-named Server Migration Service is designed to help IT teams set up the incremental replication of virtual machines from their on-premises infrastructure to Amazon's cloud.

    26 Oct. 16 07:22 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Azure brings SQL Server Analysis Services to the cloud

    SQL Server Analysis Services, one of the key features of Microsoft's relational database enterprise offering, is going to the cloud. The company announced Tuesday that it's launching the public beta of Azure Analysis Services, which gives users access to semantic data modeling tools in the cloud.

    26 Oct. 16 02:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • The enterprise wish-list for the hybrid cloud

    A group of enterprises like General Electric, Pfizer, Cap and Citigroup have come together with a wish list of how they would like public IaaS providers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google to make their clouds more interoperable.

    25 Oct. 16 08:01 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Clueless CIO cloud confusion continues

    Top CIOs are still puzzled about what the cloud is. What rock have they been hiding under for the last decade?

    20 Oct. 16 22:00 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • 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
  • What’s behind Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s aggressive cloud expansions

    In the first week of October, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform all announced plans to build out new regions for their IaaS cloud operations. The new regions add to an already impressive roster of data centers around the globe for each vendor. What’s behind this arms race to build new regions for the big clouds?

    19 Oct. 16 00:20 Written by Brandon Butler
  • VMware embraces containers with latest vSphere, Virtual SAN updates

    For years there’s been talk about what the adoption of public cloud and the advent of application containers would mean for VMware. The company is taking these innovations head on, announcing support for them in the latest updates of the company’s core management products announced this week at its VMWorld Europe conference.

    18 Oct. 16 22:48 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

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