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Microsoft to strengthen cloud security with latest acquisition

Microsoft has acquired security company Adallom in a bid to give IT departments more control over application access as well as data stored across cloud services.

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Storage spending veers toward cloud

Spending on cloud storage equipment grew in the second quarter at the expense of traditional external storage systems, IDC says.

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MainOne's MDX-i taps Azure to offer cloud services in West Africa

MDX-i, a subsidiary of MainOne, West Africa’s largest data center is tapping Microsoft's Azure to launch a cloud-service to help it meet the computing infrastructure needs of companies deploying private, public or hybrid clouds from its Tier III Data Center in Lagos.

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Microsoft, US face off again over emails stored in Ireland

A dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. government over turning over emails stored in a data center in Ireland comes up for oral arguments in an appeals court in New York on Wednesday.

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Amazon snaps up Elemental to boost video on AWS

Amazon will acquire Elemental Technologies in a bid to enrich the video capabilities of its AWS cloud service, the company announced Thursday.

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IBM, ARM collaborate on refining Internet of Things deployment

IBM's Internet of Things platform can now work with IoT processors designed by ARM, thanks to a new partnership between the two companies.

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Microsoft bulks up Azure virtual machines

The new Microsoft Azure GS-series virtual machines are made for demanding database-driven workloads.

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VMware pitches network virtualization for better security

While the idea of network virtualization has been around a while, it has not been adopted in the enterprise as quickly as virtualization for servers. Now, VMware, one of the biggest proponents of virtualizing the entire data center, is touting one tangible benefit to the virtual network: better security.

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SAP brings Hadoop into the Hana fold with Vora, a new in-memory analytics tool

A new tool from SAP will allow companies to analyze distributed Hadoop data alongside corporate data using the ERP giant's Hana in-memory computing platform.

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VMware touts new technologies for managing containers and live migration of virtual machines

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, VMware demonstrated how to move a live virtual machine across two different data centers, and showed off its new container management software.

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VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has updated its stack of data center virtualization software with capabilities that allow an organization to run an entire data center operation and related cloud services as a single unified entity.

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Google's container management service exits beta, gets uptime guarantee

Google has made it official. It is now offering the Google Container Service as a commercial service, allowing customers run full micro-services architecture on the Google Cloud

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IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM has expanded two products in its Spectrum line of software-based storage offerings to allow customers to build hybrid storage systems by combining in-house Spectrum deployments with IBM Cloud storage services.

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Alibaba adds artificial intelligence capability to its cloud offerings

On Tuesday, the Chinese e-commerce giant announced DT PAI, a platform designed to comb through a client's data and analyze it for useful information.

Amazon, Microsoft strengthen tools to store app and enterprise data in their clouds

Amazon and Microsoft are going after developers and IT departments with upgraded tools and cloud storage offerings.