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November 26, 2018  10:02 PM

Oracle vet Kurian will make Google Cloud more enterprise-savvy

Chris Kanaracus Profile: Chris Kanaracus

Executive appointments happen all the time in the enterprise tech industry, but some have the potential to transform an organization. Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian hired as the next CEO of Google Cloud could be a game-changer for Google's enterprise...

October 29, 2018  4:57 PM

Three events that spooked cloud admins in 2018

Kathleen Casey Kathleen Casey Profile: Kathleen Casey

With Halloween just around the corner, the usual seasonal mix of ghosts, goblins and ghouls is top-of-mind for many. But if you asked cloud admins what their biggest scare was so far in 2018, you'd likely get a very different response. From security breaches to data center outages that went...

September 13, 2018  9:02 PM

Learn from these Microsoft’s Azure outage postmortem takeaways

James Montgomery Profile: James Montgomery

Microsoft shed more light on last week's major Azure outage that generally confirm what everyone already knew -  a storm near the Azure South Central US region knocked...

July 27, 2018  8:34 PM

Want the new Google hybrid cloud? You’ll need a middleman

Trevor Jones Trevor Jones Profile: Trevor Jones

Google made a splash when it pledged to push its cloud software into corporate data centers. Just don't expect to buy it directly from Google. The container-based

July 17, 2018  6:31 PM

Walmart’s cloud strategy sticks by OpenStack, despite Azure migration

Trevor Jones Trevor Jones Profile: Trevor Jones

Walmart's cloud deployment strategy takes a big turn to Microsoft Azure, but it won't leave OpenStack completely in the dust. A five-year deal to make Microsoft Azure the preferred cloud provider for Walmart, the largest corporation in the world, isn't a shocker, but it does raise questions...

July 12, 2018  8:37 PM

Google needs to win enterprise confidence at cloud conference

Trevor Jones Trevor Jones Profile: Trevor Jones

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has become a more robust and reliable public cloud in recent years but still has nowhere near the enterprise mindshare afforded to fellow hyperscale platforms AWS and Microsoft Azure. Google's Cloud Next conference later this month, only the second large-scale cloud...

June 21, 2018  8:35 PM

Edge devices’ compute demands complicate cloud IoT choices

Trevor Jones Trevor Jones Profile: Trevor Jones

Cloud vendors want companies to use their platforms for the full scope of their IoT deployments, but that might not be their best choice. As edge computing emerges as part of IoT deployments, users must decide not only how often to send data to the cloud, but

June 6, 2018  8:19 PM

JEDI cloud contract looms large for customers, providers

Trevor Jones Trevor Jones Profile: Trevor Jones

Public sector IT and private sector IT can be very different animals, but a looming decision by the Department of Defense has the potential to send shock waves through both sides of the IT world. The Department of Defense is preparing to accept bids for a potential 10-year, $10 billion Joint...

February 22, 2018  5:44 PM

Cloud-centric IBM patents promise payoff

Darryl Taft Profile: Darryl Taft

IBM plans to sow its latest crop of U.S. patents with a strong cloud emphasis, and prepare a feast for its hungry customers. A substantial number of IBM patents for 2017 -- more than 1900 out of 9043 total patents -- were for cloud technologies, the company disclosed last month. Those numbers...

January 29, 2018  3:42 PM

Prepare for these cloud computing technologies in 2018

Kathleen Casey Kathleen Casey Profile: Kathleen Casey

It seems that every year, a new set of cloud computing technologies emerge and shake up the enterprise market. Containers and serverless were buzzworthy in 2017, but what other new trends will this year bring? AI is expected to be a hot topic, as organizations look to gain more business value...

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