• February 14, 2017 14 Feb'17

    New Google cloud database service brings scale, data consistency

    Google's Cloud Spanner may be years from broad adoption, but could represent a big step toward maintaining consistency across the globe with massive data sets in the public cloud.

  • February 10, 2017 10 Feb'17

    Azure program defends customer IP against patent trolls

    Microsoft defends customers' intellectual property against cloud patent trolls under a new program, as open source takes on greater relevance in Azure.

  • February 06, 2017 06 Feb'17

    For enterprises, multicloud strategy remains a siloed approach

    Enterprises need a multicloud strategy to juggle AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform, but the long-held promise of portability remains more dream than reality.

  • January 26, 2017 26 Jan'17

    HPE-Cloud Cruiser deal shows IT need for cloud cost management tools

    HPE scooped up cloud cost management vendor Cloud Cruiser this week, a move that might cause some users to question whether the tool will continue to offer multicloud support.

  • January 25, 2017 25 Jan'17

    Azure licensing reduces pay-as-you-go options

    Changes to Azure licensing options that streamline pay-as-you-go options underscore Microsoft's subscription-based business model and its commitment to channel partners.

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    IT shops see cloud computing adoption as a way to disrupt competitors

    The fast pace of cloud adoption in 2016 sets the stage for an even more aggressive migration in 2017. Will it help IT shops become disruptors instead of being disrupted?

  • January 12, 2017 12 Jan'17

    Google key management keeps pace with AWS, Azure

    A new Google Cloud Key Management Service attempts to keep pace with AWS and Azure with an important feature for highly regulated industries and enterprises that operate on its cloud.

  • December 29, 2016 29 Dec'16

    Google focuses GCP on machine learning and data analytics

    Google bet big in 2016 on machine learning and data analytics as differentiators for its cloud platform to make a stronger case to enterprise customers.

  • December 23, 2016 23 Dec'16

    Azure features expanded in 2016 as Microsoft solidified its platform

    The range of Azure features continued to advance in 2016, while Microsoft solidified the underlying platform and customers continued to await the delayed debut of Azure Stack.

  • December 21, 2016 21 Dec'16

    Cloud data center expansion becomes an arms race among heavy hitters

    Major providers spent billions on cloud data center expansion in 2016 to extend their global reach, as well as address proximity and data residency concerns.

  • December 16, 2016 16 Dec'16

    Plan to kill Cisco public cloud highlights the investment needed to compete

    The graveyard of public clouds is littered with traditional IT vendors, and it's about to get a bit more crowded. Cisco has confirmed a report by The Register that it will shut down its Cisco ...

  • December 02, 2016 02 Dec'16

    Multicloud computing bliss not yet a reality for all IT shops

    Experts predict multicloud computing will be a top enterprise trend in 2017, but some cloud users question whether the touted benefits are worth the jump over significant IT management hurdles.

  • November 28, 2016 28 Nov'16

    Q&A: Google hardware challenges in the cloud

    Bart Sano, Google vice president of platforms, talks about Google hardware choices in the context of enterprise demands, migration challenges and the next wave of cloud computing.

  • November 23, 2016 23 Nov'16

    Dyn deal: Native Oracle DNS signals cloud intentions

    Oracle DNS capabilities will likely soon be native following the acquisition of prominent provider Dyn, which will be critical in a market where most workloads are internet-facing.

  • November 15, 2016 15 Nov'16

    Google cloud consulting service a two-way street

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