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Why applications are still Microsoft's biggest asset in the cloud

Microsoft is putting on the cloud computing full-court press this week, complete with appearances by CEO Satya Nadella on CNBC and at a press event in San Francisco on Monday. 1,082 more words

With new servers, regions and an appliance, Microsoft kicks off another battle in cloud wars

In case things were unclear, Microsoft’s latest Azure moves — including big freaking cloud servers, a Dell-based appliance to facilitate hybrid Azure clouds and new regional coverage in Australia — the public cloud battle has moved well beyond… 352 more words

Microsoft CEO pushes the cloud for businesses

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the cloud is vital to his company’s future.

“We want to empower every individual and every organization to thrive,” Nadella said at an event in San Francisco on Monday. 488 more words

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Microsoft taps Amazon vet to help run Azure

Let’s face it: If you’re hiring for a primo public cloud position, Amazon is likely your first stop. And it looks like Microsoft knows it — having recently installed a former Amazon VP… 163 more words

Microsoft CEO: In public cloud, go big or get the heck out

Building a global cloud is a huge opportunity but also a money pit. So if you’re a tech provider and haven’t already invested multiple billions in data centers and other infrastructure to support your cloud, you might as well use someone else’s. 340 more words

Firms fear losing out if not in the cloud

In a further indication of the growing clout of cloud computing, a new study among chief financial officers shows a real fear that their companies will not be able to compete in the marketplace if they don’t make the transition, and soon.Research carried out by French IT services firm Atos reveals that three quarters of CFOs questioned were concerned that their firms would be negatively impacted – as in losing out on revenue-generating opportunities – if they didn’t have top-level cloud-computing services. 335 more words

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Cloudera now lets you manage cloud instances just like the real thing

Hadoop vendor Cloudera announced the latest version of its big data distribution on Tuesday, complete with a new visual tool for deploying and managing Hadoop clusters on the Amazon Web Services cloud. 251 more words