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  • Citrix aims to cut virtual desktop costs with next-gen XenServer

    The latest version of Citrix Systems' XenServer cuts the cost of virtualizing high-end PCs by increasing the number of desktops that can run on each server.

  • Verizon gets 'black eye' in long cloud shutdown

    The Verizon Cloud platform is up and running again after a 40-hour shutdown over the weekend for a planned upgrade.

  • Uptime simplifies system and server monitoring

    Server and systems management tools have long been too expensive and too complex to actually use without spending thousands of dollars on consultants. Uptime Software has been trying to change that with a product that can be installed and useful within an hour. We tested the latest version (7.3.1) on a small network of Windows physical and virtual machines.

  • Citrix buys Sanbolic to virtualize storage for VDI, app delivery

    Citrix Systems has acquired storage virtualization vendor Sanbolic in a move that could make it easier for Citrix users to use applications and virtual desktops spread across data centers and clouds.

  • Orange looks to take over struggling French cloud

    Pitching "NSA-free" cloud services in Europe isn't enough to become successful. In a bid to give French cloud provider Cloudwatt a boost, Orange is in negotiations to take over the whole company.

  • Which cloud providers had the best uptime last year?

    Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform recorded impressive statistics for how reliable their public IaaS clouds were in 2014, with both providers approaching what some consider the Holy Grail of availability: five nines.

  • Advanced OneDrive feature to miss first version of Windows 10

    Microsoft on Thursday confirmed that it would not restore an advanced OneDrive feature to Windows 10 until after the new operating system officially releases later this year.

  • How to prepare for Verizon's 2-day cloud shutdown

    With some of Verizon's enterprise customers about to lose their cloud service for up to two days, now is the time for them to prepare for the extended downtime.

  • Microsoft adds key management to Azure cloud

    Microsoft continues to bulk up its Azure cloud platform, adding a secure key vault for protecting cloud workloads as well as a new set of larger virtual machines and an easier way to deploy Docker-based workloads.

  • Microsoft adds boards feature to Delve to ease content organization

    Microsoft has added a feature to its Delve content discovery tool that lets users gather material related to a certain task or idea and place it in a central location.

  • Verizon warns enterprise cloud users of 48-hour shutdown

    Verizon is warning users of its new cloud service to brace for a two-day outage late this week.

  • NOAA is beefing up its forecasting computers to 5 petaflops

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will increase its computing power by ten-fold this year to a total of 5 petaflops worth of computing power, creating one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, the agency announced this week.

  • Re-examining Cisco's Intercloud strategy

    About a year ago a group of executives at a Cisco offsite meeting huddled to discuss a very serious issue: What was the company going to do about the cloud?

  • Rackspace DNS recovers after DDoS brings system down

    Managed cloud service provider Rackspace has recovered from a DDoS attack that crippled the company's DNS servers for 11 hours earlier this week.

  • SDN in 2014: A year of non-stop action

    The past year was a frantic one in the SDN industry as many players made strategic and tactical moves to either get out ahead of the curve on software-defined networking, or try to offset its momentum.

  • Three ways enterprise software is changing

    Once upon a time, life in the enterprise IT shop was fairly simple, at least conceptually speaking.

  • Buckle up IT: The enterprise needs you for cloud adoption

    For years, people in marketing or HR have been sneaking their apps and data onto the cloud, totally bypassing IT's approval or help.

  • Microsoft helps boost Android, iOS app performance with offline access

    Microsoft wants to help Android, iOS and Windows apps run offline as well as online, offering a way to improve app responsiveness and functionality when network coverage is bad or non-existent.

  • Hybrid cloud adoption set for a big boost in 2015

    Spurred in large part by enterprise interest in the hybrid cloud, the overall cloud market is likely to see great growth in the coming year.

  • Amazon Web Services updates console to simplify management

    As enterprises have increased the number of systems they run on Amazon Web Service's cloud, keeping track of it all has become more difficult. But the company is now trying to rectify that with the help of better tagging.