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  • Can virtualization drive Chromebook deployments in the enterprise?

    Virtualization is helping make Google Chrome OS a potential alternative for enterprises that have traditionally been Windows shops.

  • Atlassian explores Docker's potential

    Software vendor Atlassian is experimenting with potential use cases for Docker, an open source project that provides Linux-based lightweight containerization as an alternative to fully fledged virtual machines.

  • Virtualization helps I-MED Network reduce data centre footprint

    A virtualization offering has helped medical diagnostics imaging firm I-MED Network reduce three data centres down to two in June this year, leading to cost and energy savings.

  • Rackspace bows out of IaaS market

    Rackspace is discontinuing its pure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering in favor of a new category of cloud services named "managed cloud" in which the company will support customers building and managing their cloud services.

  • HP trims its cloud offer for lighter use

    Hoping to lure more enterprises to its cloud, Hewlett-Packard is offering a trimmed-down basic infrastructure service for lighter workloads.

  • Microsoft continues global CRM expansion in battle against Salesforce.com

    Microsoft has expanded the availability of its cloud CRM software into 17 additional countries in a move sure to step up its rivalry with Salesforce.com.

  • Amazon's four tips to make sure your cloud is secure

    Amazon Web Services has a program named Trusted Advisor that provides customers with advice on the best way to use the company's IaaS cloud services. Today, the company made four checks that Trusted Advisor performs free for all users.

  • Microsoft ordered to turn over customer data stored in the cloud

    Microsoft has been ordered to comply with a U.S. government demand for a customer's emails stored on a company server in Dublin, Ireland.

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    Woolworths sees future in hybrid cloud

    Woolworths is using converged infrastructure as the foundation of a transition to private cloud, but the the ultimate destination will be a hybrid setup that leverages multiple public clouds, the supermarket chain’s infrastructure chief, Matt Chamley, today told the Sydney leg of EMC Forum 2014.

  • Oracle buys TOA Technologies in strike against Salesforce.com

    Oracle is fleshing out its family of cloud applications and taking a competitive step against the likes of Salesforce.com with the acquisition of TOA Technologies, maker of software for companies centered around field services. Terms were not disclosed.

  • 25G driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

    The impending arrival of 25G will help drive the Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market to approach $25 billion in 2018, according to Dell'Oro Group.

  • Microsoft, IBM make Cloud gains against Amazon

    Microsoft and IBM are gaining momentum in the cloud infrastructure services market, putting pressure on Amazon and outpacing rival Google, according to a new study.

  • Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

    A network testbed being constructed just south of San Francisco will help carriers and vendors develop standards for better cloud services, the CloudEthernet Forum says.

  • California sees IT shifting to IBM-built cloud

    California is moving its IT services to a cloud, on-demand, subscription-based service that state officials believe may meet as much as 80% of its computing needs.

  • IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with Cloud enticements

    IBM is offering a potentially powerful incentive in its attempts to entice organizations to move supercomputing jobs to the cloud: a high-speed network communications link called InfiniBand.

  • Sprint to resell Google Apps for Business cloud service

    Sprint announced a partnership with Google to offer the Google Apps for Business cloud service, adding that customers of the service won't be required to use Sprint's wireless network or Android devices.

  • Dropbox for Business grows more security, IT admin muscles

    Dropbox will continue beefing up the business version of its cloud storage and file sharing service, adding security features to shared links, full-text search capabilities and new tools for enterprise developers.

  • Microsoft brings two open source tools to Azure

    Following through on promises from new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft continues to add support for non-Microsoft technologies, allowing them to run well on the company's Azure cloud hosting platform.

  • Should EMC sell off its 80 per cent stake in VMware?

    Breaking up is hard to do, but could a split be in store soon for EMC and VMware?

  • Big Switch aims to control the cloud with SDN product

    Big Switch Networks this week is unveiling an SDN controller designed to bring Google-like hyperscale networking to enterprises.