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  • Can Oracle lead in the cloud? Only if customers follow

    If there was just one take-away from Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd at the company's OpenWorld show this week, it was that Oracle has now fully arrived at the cloud party and is ready to take a leading role. Whether that can happen, however, is entirely up to customers -- and their buy-in is far from guaranteed.

  • OpenStack tool helps new users find relevant cloud projects

    OpenStack Foundation, the backer of an open source project for software to build cloud services, has launched Project Navigator, a Web tool to make it easier for new users to choose from the over 25 cloud-related services and projects offered under its aegis.

  • Taser switches to Azure from AWS to power cloud services

    Taser, a law enforcement technology company that's probably best known for its electroshock weapons, announced Monday that it is switching from Amazon Web Services to Microsoft Azure to power its cloud services.

  • Oracle's Larry Ellison unveils new services, products in cloud push

    Oracle Executive Chairman Larry Ellison unveiled Sunday new cloud applications and services, including a training tool that integrates with the company's human resources application, and gave a glimpse of the company's security strategy.

  • Cisco SDN user says just pick what you need

    Don't bite off more Application Centric Infrastructure than you can chew

  • The sun will soon set on HP's Helion Public Cloud

    Earlier this year HP let slip that the public cloud may not be a place it wants to compete, and on Wednesday it followed through on that suggestion with an announcement that it will shutter its Helion Public Cloud for good.

  • Amazon’s case for running containers in its cloud

    Amazon Web Services is evolving its platform in an effort to convince customers that its cloud is the best spot to run application containers. Some are buying in.

  • Dell targets hyperscale wannabes with new line of bare-bones servers

    Dell released a new family of servers on Tuesday for companies that want some of the benefits of hyper-scale data centers without having to do the custom engineering work.

  • EMC and VMware create Virtustream-based cloud business unit

    EMC and VMware today announced a new cloud computing business unit that will operate under the Virtustream brand. The news comes on the heels of Dell announcing it would purchase EMC for $67 billion.

  • Akamai's CDN is coming to Azure thanks to expanded partnership

    Azure users have already had access to the homegrown content delivery network services Microsoft offers in both standard and premium versions, but thanks to a newly expanded partnership, they'll soon be able to tap CDN services from Akamai as well.

  • How higher ed IT is staying ahead of the cloud computing curve

    Signs that cloud computing is for real are piling up around Carnegie Mellon University’s Tom Dugas, but perhaps nothing else brings this home like the fact that the renowned Pittsburgh research school has posted a job opening for its first-ever cloud architect.

  • Oracle reworks OpenStack for a containerised world

    It's been just over a year since Oracle first released an OpenStack version tailored for its namesake Linux distribution, and on Tuesday it followed up with a key update reworked specifically for today's containerized world.

  • Fujitsu puts Sparc M10 servers in the cloud for big retailers

    Fujitsu has launched a managed cloud service for retailers based on the Oracle Commerce Platform and Fujitsu's M10 servers running Solaris

  • When storms hit, the Weather Company needs the cloud

    When major storms hit, the team at the Weather Channel wants to focus on the science behind the weather and getting information out to the people who need it most. That's why the Weather Company has gone all-in with the cloud.

  • VMware to buy mobile email manager Boxer

    VMware announced plans to purchase Boxer, a company that makes an email management application for mobile devices.

  • BT Group may give OpenStack the boot

    OpenStack has gained considerable popularity over the years for its open-source cloud platform, but this week it looks like one major user is seriously considering dropping the technology in favor of a proprietary alternative.

  • Walmart decries cloud lock-in, plans to open-source OneOps

    Walmart on Wednesday announced that it will open-source the cloud technology it has built up following its acquisition of startup OneOps roughly two years ago.

  • Amazon’s new BI tool may hurt more of its partners

    At re:Invent Amazon Web Services launched QuickSight, a business.

  • VMware brings Michigan to Europe to boost virtual networking

    VMware added new management features to its public cloud platform for resellers, and its NFV platform for carriers, at VMworld in Barcelona -- and unveiled a new networking techology preview, Project Michigan

  • Adobe teams with Dropbox as part of Document Cloud upgrades

    Adobe announced a slew of upgrades to its Document Cloud document management platform on Tuesday, including a new partnership with Dropbox to better integrate Acrobat and the cloud storage provider.