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Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB

Developers will have an easier time scaling their applications to meet global needs with a database product Microsoft updated on Wednesday. Called Cosmos DB, the service lets developers store data that can be replicated across any of the company’s 34 Azure public cloud regions.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank11 May 17 03:25

Microsoft brings customization to its pre-built AI services

Microsoft is doubling down on its cloud AI services for business customers with a fleet of new offerings aimed at helping businesses deal with video and supporting customers with unique problems not solved by Microsoft’s off-the-shelf cognitive services.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank11 May 17 01:00

Using Salesforce to access SAP? Pour yourself a stiff drink

The week after a U.K. court favored SAP in a US$70 million licensing dispute, the software developer took another customer to arbitration in the U.S., this time seeking damages of over $600 million.

Written by Peter Sayer05 May 17 01:59

How to size up a new cloud service like low-priced Wasabi

Saving money may be a good enough reason to try a brand-new cloud storage service -- if it can deliver on its promises. That's the equation some enterprises may use when they look at Wasabi Technologies, an object storage startup that says it offers six times the performance of Amazon's S3 service at one-fifth the price.

Written by Stephen Lawson04 May 17 02:57

Red Hat beefs up its OpenShift containerization platform

Red Hat will offer native access to Amazon Web Services from within its OpenShift Container Platform later this year, making it possible for enterprises to configure AWS services from within the same interface they use to create and deploy containerized applications.

Written by Peter Sayer03 May 17 04:03

Public clouds are calling to IT engineers -- and their wallets

Less than one-fifth of enterprise IT assets are in the cloud, but it looks like more are on their way. One-third of data-center professionals and IT practitioners plan to deploy workloads in the cloud in the next year, according to a survey by the Uptime Institute, an advisory group focused on improving critical infrastructure.

Written by Stephen Lawson01 May 17 20:00

Microsoft and Google riding the cloud wave

Cloud-based services and infrastructure are boosting the financial performances of Microsoft and Google. In earnings calls this week, Google says it has developed 'deep enterprise' strengths and Microsoft says it's executing on digital transformations thanks to the cloud.

Written by Matt Kapko29 April 17 05:48

6 things to look for in a cloud consultant

How do you separate quality cloud consultants from the clowns? If you don't have a screening checklist in place — and let's face it, you probably don't — this short list of behaviors and policies is a good place to start.

Written by David Taber25 April 17 22:47
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