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Taser switches to Azure from AWS to power cloud services

Taser, a law enforcement technology company that's probably best known for its electroshock weapons, announced Monday that it is switching from Amazon Web Services to Microsoft Azure to power its cloud services.

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Oracle's Larry Ellison unveils new services, products in cloud push

Oracle Executive Chairman Larry Ellison unveiled Sunday new cloud applications and services, including a training tool that integrates with the company's human resources application, and gave a glimpse of the company's security strategy.

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Microsoft, losing the mobile race, see its future in the cloud

Microsoft's latest financial results show the company's cloud transition is proceeding apace, while its mobile ambitions lag


AWS casts a ray of strong sunshine on Amazon's profitability

Much of Amazon's sunny Thursday earnings report for the third quarter of 2015 can be traced back to its Web Services cloud division.

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The sun will soon set on HP's Helion Public Cloud

Earlier this year HP let slip that the public cloud may not be a place it wants to compete, and on Wednesday it followed through on that suggestion with an announcement that it will shutter its Helion Public Cloud for good.

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Dell and Microsoft announce 'Azure in a box' for $9,000 a month at Dell World

Dell and Microsoft have teamed up to sell a converged system that combines servers, storage and software in a pre-integrated box which they say can connect easily to Microsoft's Azure cloud services.

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Dell targets hyperscale wannabes with new line of bare-bones servers

Dell released a new family of servers on Tuesday for companies that want some of the benefits of hyper-scale data centers without having to do the custom engineering work.

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Akamai's CDN is coming to Azure thanks to expanded partnership

Azure users have already had access to the homegrown content delivery network services Microsoft offers in both standard and premium versions, but thanks to a newly expanded partnership, they'll soon be able to tap CDN services from Akamai as well.

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Oracle reworks OpenStack for a containerized world

It's been just over a year since Oracle first released an OpenStack version tailored for its namesake Linux distribution, and on Tuesday it followed up with a key update reworked specifically for today's containerized world.

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Fujitsu puts Sparc M10 servers in the cloud for big retailers

Fujitsu has launched a managed cloud service for retailers based on the Oracle Commerce Platform and Fujitsu's M10 servers running Solaris

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Red Hat dives further into DevOps with Ansible buy

Red Hat will acquire IT automation software provider Ansible in a bid to bolster the tools it can offer enterprises for managing hybrid cloud environments through DevOps and other initiatives.

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Software a winner as VC market heads to biggest year since dot-com era

Venture capitalists are investing more money in private companies than at any time since the dot-com bust, with software companies grabbing the biggest slice of the pie.

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BT Group may give OpenStack the boot

OpenStack has gained considerable popularity over the years for its open-source cloud platform, but this week it looks like one major user is seriously considering dropping the technology in favor of a proprietary alternative.

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Walmart decries cloud lock-in, plans to open-source OneOps

Walmart on Wednesday announced that it will open-source the cloud technology it has built up following its acquisition of startup OneOps roughly two years ago.

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Microsoft improves security for Azure SQL Database

Microsoft announced a suite of new security capabilities for its Azure SQL database service on Tuesday morning, including support for better encryption and Azure Active Directory implementation.