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Case study: How LinkedIn uses containers to run its professional network

LinkedIn has grown over the past 13 years from a single Java app with a web server into a $26.2 billion acquisition target by Microsoft. In that time, LinkedIn’s infrastructure and engineering had to grow with the company. Here’s how...

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Why private clouds will suffer a long, slow death

While private cloud proponents have spent the last five years focusing on getting their IaaS offerings working, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have moved way beyond core computing services. And you don’t have to strain to hear the death...

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10 key considerations when building a private cloud

Private cloud can be a transformative, but it requires significant thought, dedication and perseverance

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Here's why Azure Stack will only run on certain hardware

Microsoft argues that limiting the hardware for Azure Stack will lead to better outcomes, but that might come at a price.


Four US firms rule the world's cloud infrastructure

There are plenty of companies vying for a piece of the worldwide cloud infrastructure market, but the top four -- all in the U.S. -- currently dominate by such a wide margin as to effectively leave their competitors in the dust.

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Businesses struggle to hire workers with cloud skills

As enterprises continue to focus on implementing a cloud infrastructure, many still face roadblocks when it comes to hiring candidates with the right skills.


OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what?

The latest bi-annual survey data of OpenStack users shows the continued march of the open source cloud software into mainstream of enterprises, but also reveals the project’s continued challenges related to ease of deployment and...

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Google goes 'all-in' on enterprise cloud

A group of Google executives this week reinforced the company's commitment to the enterprise cloud — one of its fastest growing businesses — and said it has made more than 300 improvements to the Google Cloud Platform during the past...

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Google's new Stackdriver service can manage applications across multiple clouds

Google is aiming to help companies manage their applications running across public and private clouds with a new product and a set of partnerships announced at its cloud user conference Wednesday.

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Vodafone readies pan-European virtual private cloud service for SMEs

Small businesses with global ambitions will soon have a new cloud partner -- at least wherever Vodafone has data centers.

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NTT Com adds OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and bare metal option to global cloud service

NTT Communications is adopting OpenStack in its public cloud, and introducing a bare-metal option to its hosted private cloud offering. It is also expanding connectivity and management tools for hybrid cloud environments.

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4 tips to move from Office 365 to Google for Work (or vice versa)

These four tips, from Google, Microsoft and Forrester, can help CIOs and IT pros switch to Google for Work, Office 365 or any other new set of cloud-based productivity tools.

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Microsoft's Azure Stack beta gets new services and DevOps tools

People testing out the public beta of Microsoft's Azure Stack private cloud system have some new platform services and DevOps tools to play with less than two weeks after it initially launched.

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Rackspace to resell PLUMgrid OpenStack SDN

Major endorsement for start-up from OpenStack founder

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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.


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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