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  • UpCloud bets on storage performance, US datacenter to dent market

    It may be a minnow in a market of whales, but Finnish cloud service company UpCloud is hoping that improving its storage performance and adding datacenter capacity in Chicago will make customers take a look.

  • Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

    Some fairly large Internet services are pressing into production Facebook's open-source PHP runtime engine after being impressed with the performance metrics for the alternative to the ubiquitous open-source PHP package used across the Web.

  • Microsoft Azure thrown out of gear during a performance update

    A service interruption on Azure storage services late Tuesday was caused by Microsoft's attempts to roll out a performance update that had been earlier tested for several weeks.

  • Wozniak still aims to simplify: Now, all of enterprise storage

    The latest bid to simplify data storage comes from a team that includes Steve Wozniak, a guy who knows a thing or two about making technology easier.

  • Extreme extends SDN products, partners

    Extreme Networks this week announced new products and technology partners for its Software Defined Architecture data center product line.

  • Microsoft schedules OneDrive rollout for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers

    Microsoft on Monday promised that Office 365 ProPlus subscribers would have access to OneDrive for Business, the company's enterprise-grade cloud storage service, by the end of January 2015.

  • SkyKick promises simpler migration to Office 365

    As Office 365 continues to gain customers, migration tools to help them move into the cloud are becoming more popular. SkyKick already has a comprehensive service that consultants and resellers can use to manage all the steps of a migration, from estimating licence costs and choosing from the many different Office 365 plans to tracking down PST files on user PCs and moving data from file shares and old email systems into the cloud.

  • Adobe can now send customized messages to beacon apps

    Stores, sports venues and other users of Apple's iBeacons will have to walk a fine line between helping users and angering them with new in-app messaging from Adobe Systems' Marketing Cloud.

  • Hellmann Australia dumps SAN

    Logistics company, Hellmann Australia, has moved from a conventional blade server and SAN setup to converged infrastructure in order to switch from big bang upgrades to incremental storage and compute capacity increases.

  • re:Cap of AWS re:Invent: 10 cool new Amazon Cloud features

    At Amazon Web Services' third annual re:Invent cloud computing conference the market's leading infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) public provider revealed a variety of new cloud service features. Here's a recap of AWS's announcements from re:Invent 2014.

  • Amazon embraces Docker with new customer tool

    The Docker container virtualization technology has proved to be such a hit with its users that Amazon Web Services has created a new management tool for handling large scale Docker deployments, though observers worry it could lock customers more tightly into the Amazon ecosystem.

  • Amazon launches Lambda, an event-driven compute service

    Continuing to roll out new compute services at an impressive clip, Amazon Web Services has introduced a way for programmers to trigger operations in their AWS deployments without running a full virtual machine, potentially reducing maintenance work and cost.

  • How Amazon's cloud solved the "perfect storm" in networking

    LAS VEGAS - Amazon Web Services operates at huge scale - in Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant the research firm estimated AWS's capacity at five times larger than the company's next 14 competitors combined.

  • Amazon gingerly embraces the hybrid cloud

    For the past two years AWS's re:Invent conferences have primarily been about Amazon's public cloud. In 2014, no doubt the focus is still on public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). But Amazon is starting to embrace hybrid clouds now too, at least in its own way.

  • Amazon promises a mightier MySQL with Aurora release

    With Wednesday's preview release of a new database service called Aurora, Amazon Web Services claims to have supercharged the open source MySQL with the high performance, reliability, and scalability characteristics typically associated with commercial database systems--at the fraction of the cost for these products.

  • AWS Re:Invent: 'The Cloud is the new normal'

    The Cloud is no longer relegated to handling ancillary jobs, but is quickly become the base for mission critical - or even all - enterprise IT operations, the head of Amazon Web Services said.

  • HP and Nokia join forces to build Cloud-based networks for operators

    Nokia Networks and Hewlett-Packard are collaborating on a platform that aims to let operators to roll out new services faster by moving to a Cloud-based infrastructure.

  • Alcatel-Lucent virtualises WANs and routers

    Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks SDN venture has broadened its product line to tackle enterprise WANs, an increasingly vital market for the technology.

  • Managing BYOD expenses: How to get it right

    Bring your own device (BYOD) has become an accepted practice in business. Gartner predicts that by 2017, half of all employers will require workers to supply their own devices for work. Yet there are mixed reports about whether BYOD actually saves businesses money.

  • Opinion: Is 'lift and shift' really cloud computing?

    Many organisations claim that they have migrated to the cloud. When you ask them how, they tell you they forklifted the VMs as-is into a private or public cloud platform.