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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.

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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.

Second Wave

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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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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