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AWS launches Migration Hub to make cloud moves even easier

Companies looking to move their applications to the public cloud now have an easier path to Amazon Web Services’ data centers. The cloud provider launched a new Migration Hub today that’s designed to help businesses more easily track their moves.<p>The hub is a web-based portal that lets customers set …

Cloud Computing

Microsoft unveils Azure Container Instances, joins Cloud Native group, isolating AWS on Kubernetes

Microsoft’s cloud business is making two notable moves involving containers Wednesday — unveiling a new service that aims to make it much easier to …

What to look for when considering cloud-based infrastructure services and XaaS

Penn Medicine Associate CIO John Donohue outlines IaaS upsides and looks at the emergence of a new option, XaaS, as in Anything as a Service.

Health Care Technology

Private vs Public Cloud Costs: Surprising 451 Research Results

Some amazing news coming out of a new study by 451 Research around Private vs Public Cloud Costs. This just published study found that 41% of IT …

Vmware

VMware Cloud On AWS: Vendors And Partners Weigh The Opportunity And Risks

As VMware Cloud on AWS approaches a still-indefinite launch date this summer, channel partners of the two enterprise behemoths are sizing up the …

Report: AWS and VMware to team up on hybrid cloud data center product

Former rivals Amazon Web Services Inc. and VMware Inc. are collaborating on a new data center product targeting hybrid cloud users, according to a …

Vmware

New, simpler sign-in experience for Amazon Web Services users coming soon

Amazon Web Services is simplifying the way users can sign into their accounts, dumping a clunky web address that used to be required for certain …

Windows 10 virtualization available from Microsoft cloud partners starting this fall

Microsoft is adding more options for users who want to virtualize Windows 10 desktops. Here's what's new and how much it will cost.<p>Microsoft is …

Seven years later, you can now run the Azure cloud on premises

Systems from Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo can now be ordered.<p>After being announced in 2015, Microsoft's Azure Stack—which offers a wide range of Azure …

Microsoft Azure

VMware's Cloud Strategy Drives Solid Growth

The company sold off its IaaS business, but cloud computing remains a key area of focus.<p>Virtualization solutions provider <b>VMware</b> (NYSE:VMW) reported …

Azure vs. AWS 2017: Is Azure Really Surpassing AWS?

Azure vs. AWS 2017: what’s the deal? There’s been a lot of speculation lately that Microsoft Azure may be outpacing Amazon Web Services (AWS). But …

Oracle’s enterprise cloud journey is only just beginning

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.- Cloud computing was the primary focus of a media day for journalists here at Oracle headquarters yesterda. A bevy of Oracle …

Customers

How to Decide between Cloud and On-Premises Networks

Going the cloud way is the “in” thing these days, with every company vying for a slice of the cloud pie. However, many companies are jumping to the …

How Microsoft is Forcing the Cloud Computing Industry to Take a New Direction

If you have been following the cloud computing industry, you are already aware of the fierce competition that exists in the space. Amazon, Microsoft, …

SaaS

Evolving options for on-premises data centers

Ever since cloud computing became a realistic option for large operations, it has dominated the data center conversation. Efforts to consolidate data …

IAM tools represent a big shift in cloud security

Provided a business is satisfied with its data center IT security, the best way to address cloud security is to focus on the incremental risks that …

Most think cloud services are as good as or better than IT department

Veeam survey shows levels of penetration for as-a-service cloud options and reveals that most IT managers think cloud providers meet service levels …

How to Reduce Risk During Your AWS Migration

Many companies have yet to embrace all that the cloud offers because they fear immediate risks still outweigh future benefits. However, as cloud …

Replication

Microsoft Azure Stack Now Has Support For Apps Service And Azure Functions, Also Emerged As ‘Formidable Competitor’ To AWS

Microsoft has just provided an update to the technical preview of the Azure Stock and it now shows support for Azure Functions, which is the …

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure On Fire, Announces Big Update Now A Formidable Competitor To AWS In The Fierce Cloud Battle

Microsoft Azure is on fire again, adding a number of key features on board. The software company this week announced its latest burst of an upgrade …

Microsoft Azure

New Study Shows AWS Losing Ground to Azure in Enterprises

It's the latest in a series of surveys that show Microsoft's public cloud gaining developer and admin mindshare.

Amazon Web Services

Microsoft cuts Azure L-Series VM prices by up to 69%

Microsoft today announced that it’s cutting the prices of one group of virtual machines (VMs) that people can rent out from the Azure public cloud.<p>Effective April 1, the L-Series of VMs, which offer up to 5.6TB of storage on solid-state drives (SSDs), cost 60-69 percent less than before, Brian …

Amazon Web Services

VMware takes aim at enterprise hybrid cloud

VMware CTO on why the company will play a big role as enterprises embrace cloud computing.<p>VMware is part of Dell Technologies and is probably best …

Microsoft Adds Cross-Platform Support for Azure Relay Hybrid Connections

Microsoft recently announced that their Azure Relay Hybrid Connections service has reached General Availability. The Azure Relay Hybrid Connections …

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Thwarts Cyber-Attacks with Azure Web Application Firewall

The Azure Web Application Firewall is now generally available, allowing customers to deflect cyber-attacks aimed at application hosted on Microsoft's …

Information Security

Rackspace CEO on AWS, OpenStack and the future of the cloud

Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes discusses the company's plans and why the cloud story is only just getting started.<p>Rackspace CEO Taylor Rhodes is …

Rackspace

Public cloud could become a utility like electricity, lifting AWS, Azure and others, Morgan Stanley says

The public cloud has the potential to become a global utility, analogous to electricity — driving higher valuations for cloud providers and more …

Morgan Stanley

Azure vs. AWS: Comparing Services for Your Cloud Database

The public cloud is making a huge impact on the way enterprises host, manage, and scale their database operations.They’ve been freed from the …

AWS launches Amazon Connect, productizes Amazon’s in-house contact center software

AWS continues to add yet more software and services to build out its revenues and touchpoints with businesses that already use its cloud infrastructure for storage and to host and administer services and apps. The latest product, launching today, is Amazon Connect, a cloud-based contact center …