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Checking in on HPE: A 2016 report card

It's always interesting to revisit a vendor after a few years out in the cold. So how is HPE's transformation coming along?

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Egnyte moves beyond file sharing and sync

Egnyte is one of the quintessential anti-unicorns. But that hasn't stopped it scaling, innovating and building a strong business.

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Canonical lines up more partnerships -- positive Juju abounds

Naming a product after West African witchcraft isn't the normal course of events in the technology industry. But then again, Canonical is far from normal.

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Apple cloud future: Amazon, Google, Microsoft living on borrowed time?

Amazon loses Apple, which is moving most of its S3 storage to the Google Cloud Platform. Should Jeff Bezos be worried?

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Dropbox mostly quits Amazon cloud, takes back 500 PB of data

Dropbox moves 90% of its data off Amazon AWS, in favor of its own private cloud. Dropbox built its own, custom storage servers, to store half an exabyte or more, mirrored across three regions...

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Alfresco uses FUD to gain attention, misses the real point

Every time a vendor criticizes the opposition for being "consumer-grade," a little kitten dies. And so it is with Alfresco.

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And CliQr makes two: Following the Oracle/Ravello tie up, Cisco stumps up $260M to move workloads

Close to $1 billion worth of workload portability acquisitions in one week. So what's up?

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Apprenda pulls another Hail Mary, pivots to Kubernetes

The technology world moves fast. Apprenda shows, yet again, that it can roll with the punches and quickly move to where the puck is heading.

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Egnyte offers flexible key management

Encryption has been, ever since the Snowden revelations, the topic du jour. Egnyte is giving customers ultimate flexibility over encryption keys.

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IBM and VMware cuddle up to service the enterprise

While the world gets all excited about new applications and the public cloud, enterprises have more pressing concerns.

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'State of the Cloud' report: Vendors make inroads on dominant players

Every year cloud management vendor RightScale runs a survey of cloud adoption. The results are always interesting reading.

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Microsoft releases Azure Stack because . . . consistency

While the cloud thought leaders debate private vs. public, Microsoft's Azure Stack offers a hybrid solution.

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Microsoft opens up co-authoring to third-party file sharing vendors. Take that, Google Docs

In a boon to users of Box, Dropbox, Egnyte and Citrix Sharefile, Microsoft is opening up co-authoring for these users.

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Azurelion arise! Having failed at its own cloud, HP borrows someone elses

When all else fails, borrow someone else's tech. It failed miserably a decade or two ago when HP rebadged the Apple iPod, will HP's new love affair with Microsoft prove any different?

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OAuth 2.0: The protocol at the center of the universe

Public APIs are becoming a crucial business asset. A strong API strategy depends on openness and standardization. A support for the OAuth 2.0 specification is the first step towards a successful and secure API model.

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Managed IT is not the future of the cloud

Application developers want to build applications. They do not want to manage infrastructure or take part in IT red tape. Where HP cloud could not succeed is at appealing to developers. They did not offer application services. They...

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Amazon Web Services scores a Gartner clean sweep

Gartner is one of the more respected "traditional" analyst firms. So their recently published "critical capabilities" report is a must read.

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Rolling out the six-monthly "OpenStack, is it a thing?" post

OpenStack, perhaps the most hotly debated open source project of all time. So where does it stand today?

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IBM pumps up its hybrid-cloud muscle with Gravitant buy

IBM bought Gravitant, a maker of brokerage software designed ease the purchase and management of software and services across mixed cloud platforms.

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SharePoint cloud hybrid search preview

With the announcement of SharePoint Server 2016 Preview comes a SharePoint cloud hybrid search option that again improves search functionality.

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