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It's cloud soon gone, HP aligns with Microsoft Azure

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is partnering with Microsoft to offer its Azure public cloud services to customers, filling a gap after HPE decided to scrap its own cloud services early next year.

Written by James Niccolai25 Nov. 15 03:40

In pictures: Equinix Cloud Forum 2015

IT leaders got together at Sydney's Ivy Sunroom on November 12 for a half day event to gain the best practical insights around how to embark on a journey to hybrid and multi-cloud. The Equinix Cloud Forum 2015 was presented by Equinix, CIO, and Computerworld.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 15 10:49

IT pros should focus on largest public cloud providers

Forrester Research predicts large enterprises will shift their focus to public cloud vendors in 2016. It also warns that the market will consolidate around industry stalwarts and IT pros should reformulate their cloud decisions accordingly.

Written by Matt Kapko17 Nov. 15 19:57

How to manage a multi-vendor cloud environment

For many IT organizations, a hybrid IT environment made up of multiple cloud and on-premises applications is inevitable. But it requires new people, processes and systems to manage effectively. HotLink CEO Lynn LeBlanc shares experiences from her early efforts.

Written by Stephanie Overby16 Nov. 15 17:44

Ex VMware, Microsoft and Citrix workers set up application container company

ContainerX is launching today and hopes to make a splash at the DockerCon EU conference next week in Spain – the semi-annual gathering of all things containers. ContainerX is a year old and has raised US$2.7 million, including from backers Steve Herrod of General Catalyst, who is the former VMware CTO, and Jerry Chen of Greylock Partners, also a former VMware exec.

Written by Brandon Butler12 Nov. 15 23:16

Microsoft sets up data centers in Germany amid US surveillance concerns

Microsoft is delivering its cloud services, including Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from two new datacenters regions in Germany, in a move that aims to deflect customer concerns about access to their data by U.S. surveillance.

Written by John Ribeiro11 Nov. 15 15:55

Oil company hopes to strike efficiency with cloud analytics

To make drilling more efficient during a commodities industry downturn, Laredo Petroleum is turning to cloud applications from a Silicon Valley startup to correlate production and operational costs.

Written by Clint Boulton10 Nov. 15 18:12

IT leaders plan to further embrace cloud in 2016

Momentum will continue to mount around cloud-based enterprise applications in 2016, according to a new survey of CIOs and other tech leaders, and though many security challenges remain, concerns over shadow IT are on the decline.

Written by Matt Kapko05 Nov. 15 17:45

Microsoft finally ties the knot with Red Hat for Linux on Azure

In a move many consider long overdue, Microsoft and Red Hat on Wednesday announced a new partnership through which Microsoft will offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Azure.

Written by Katherine Noyes04 Nov. 15 23:18

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