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Companies, start your (hybrid) clouds: Azure Stack's first beta is coming

Microsoft is releasing the first technical preview of its Azure Stack private cloud platform, which will allow customers to bring capabilities from the Azure public cloud into their own data centers.

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AWS security and compliance tools embrace enterprise clouds

Two new Amazon cloud products proactively deal with security issues before they become security and compliance problems.

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Jenkins-Docker pairing gathers momentum

CloudBees pairs Jenkins and Docker with CloudBees Jenkins Platform Private SaaS Edition.

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Intel's big plan to seed the private cloud market

Intel’s made big bucks from supplying silicon for public cloud vendors, now it wants more private clouds so it can sell more chips.

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The era of OpenStack Interoperability will change the cloud as we know it

Support for the new federated identity feature brings us one step closer to the realization of a global network of clouds.

Cisco and IBM acquisitions show pressure is on to make OpenStack easier to use

The companies are aiming to speed up rollouts and cut management costs for private clouds.

IBM muscles up on OpenStack with Blue Box buy

IBM will fold Blue Box's private cloud capabilitiues into its own cloud services.

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How to automate SFTP file transfers in Microsoft Windows

Find out how to script and automate SFTP file transfers in Windows.

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How to turn a Mac OS X, Linux, or Windows machine into an SFTP server

Quickly turn your desktop machine into an SFTP server.

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Using a private cloud to keep the coffee on at Dunkin Donuts

National DCP's CIO details how the IT systems of four of the doughnut chain's suppliers were integrated into a private cloud, a task that took more than a few jolts of caffeine.

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The second wave of cloud computing

After initial forays into the cloud many companies are re-evaluating the cloud deployments and moving previously deployed cloud applications back in house, to different cloud providers or to private clouds. The questions is "why?" ...

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Space agency turns to private cloud for rocket science

The European Space Agency (ESA) wants to focus less on IT and more on rocket science so it's launching a private cloud to store sensitive data, create a common infrastructure and help scientists work together more easily.

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Backing up a Windows Hyper-V Cluster

Microsoft was nice enough to provide Hyper-V backup capability for individual Hyper-V hosts that worked great and was free with the OS. Once you move to a Hyper-V cluster however, the free ride is over.

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Microsoft targets cloud infrastructure with Windows Nano Server

In a leaked presentation about Windows Server 2016, the focus appears to be on building cloud infrastructure with a "zero footprint" install called Nano Server.

Deutsche Bank signs 10-year private cloud deal with HP

German lender moves to OpenStack platform in deal worth 'billions' of dollars.

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California firefighters battle blazes with data from the cloud

Crews on the ground use mobile devices to access digital images and data streams as they plan their strategies for responding to California wildfires.

HP courts enterprise workloads with new Helion private clouds

HP has seven new cloud services tailored for specific enterprise workloads such as ERP and CRM

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Building a private cloud, of sorts, with OwnCloud

You can decide which items you want shared with others, which devices you can access that data on and what apps you want to access that data. Linux know-how is a big plus.

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