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IBM begins integration of its cloud portfolio with SoftLayer

IBM has begun integrating its cloud portfolio with cloud computing infrastructure from its US$2 billion acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies, starting with its social learning platform targeted at a variety of industries.

Ultimate guide to the paperless office

Implement these tips to reduce hard copies--and headaches.

Microsoft offers Equinix customers private Azure access

Microsoft will soon allow customers of Internet business exchange (IBX) provider Equinix to directly connect servers into the Windows Azure network, which could speed throughput of hybrid cloud applications.

Microsoft offers Azure discounts in renewed cloud push

Microsoft will offer discounts on its Azure cloud service next month as part of a cloud computing push that also includes new releases of its Windows Server and Systems Center software.

Toshiba's first cloud service has a built-to-order business twist

Toshiba's first cloud offering will come with a twist -- users will be able to customize the remote hardware being used to host the virtual desktop and storage service.

Next generation of carrier systems going virtual

The latest version of Nokia Solutions and Networks software for running mobile carriers is virtualized, pointing toward a future of fully cloud-based systems that could help operators run even more efficiently and roll out new services more quickly.

Verizon's next cloud services emphasize performance, granular billing

Verizon adds to its cloud services with a new option called Verizon Cloud Compute, as well as a new storage-as-a-service, called Verizon Cloud Storage.

SAP seeks an edge from NSA surveillance worries

SAP may build a second data center in Australia in order to meet customer demand for locally delivered cloud services in the wake of revelations over the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program.

What to do when your free cloud storage fills up

Giving away scads of free cloud storage is all the rage these days, but when you've hit your limit, your options are few, and the answers from cloud services, murky.

SkyDrive stumbles, becomes latest cloud app to get glitchy

Microsoft's SkyDrive began malfunctioning Tuesday, a day after Google's Gmail got tripped by a network breakdown.