Dell and Red Hat Will Announce a Big Cloud-Computing Alliance Today

Doing for OpenStack what they did for Linux more than a decade ago. You know how that turned out.
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Apprenda, Helping Big Companies Embrace the Cloud, Lands $16 Million

Old enterprise apps made new with a dose of cloud magic.
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Seven Questions for Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer, IBM’s New Cloud Company

Suddenly, Big Blue is kind of big in the cloud business.
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Nine Questions for Andy Jassy, Head of Amazon Web Services

Ahead of a big user conference, a look ahead, and back at cloud computing’s biggest player.
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Amazon’s Push to the Cloud Adds to Server-Market Woes

To understand the challenges facing makers of server systems, look to health-care staffing firm Schumacher Group.

Nokia’s Head of Developer Relations Leaves for Gig at Amazon

Marco Argenti is leaving the Finnish phone maker for an unspecified job with Amazon’s Web services unit.
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Amazon Web Services Head Chats Up N.Y. Area CIOs

With cloud computing emerging as a viable alternative to building computer systems in-house, CIOs are trying to educate themselves on the pros and cons of entrusting their applications and data to a third-party vendor.

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Web Operations Uniter Opbeat Raises $2.7M From Instagram’s Mike Krieger and Others

Opbeat, a new platform to help developers manage operations across GitHub, Amazon Web Services, Heroku and others, has raised $2.7 million in Series A funding. In private beta, the company’s supporters include Balderton Capital and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, who famously kept the photo app speedy and available through its fast growth, and is making his first investment.

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A Tiger Can’t Change Its Stripes: Three Reasons Why Vendors Can’t Do Both Legacy and Cloud

Old-school vendors that have made their names with on-premises solutions now want the best of both worlds.
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Five Reasons to Throw Your Data Away

The more data you have, the less you can trust it.
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More Technical Difficulties at Netflix