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19 free cloud storage options

How AWS innovates | Cisco boosts cloud software, lines up ISVs to write Internet of Everything services

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19 free cloud storage options
The cloud is full of free storage, if you know where to look. From relatively new companies such as Box and DropBox, to heavyweights Google, Apple and Microsoft, many vendors use free cloud storage as a way to entice users into their clouds in hopes that they will pay more for additional volumes and services. Read More

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Many enterprises are now migrating their internal data center infrastructure and business applications to the cloud. Private network services are physically separate from the public Internet and they provide guaranteed throughput, availability, and latency. Learn More


Caching the Uncacheable
Think dynamic content is uncacheable? Think again. This video, presentation by Hooman Beheshti, VP of Technology at Fastly, dives into why dynamic content is more cacheable that you think. View now

How AWS innovates
Two pizza teams; being vocally self-critical; primitive building blocks and a vitriol hate for PowerPoints. These are some of the ways AWS innovates. is ranked by Forbes as the sixth most innovative company, but one could argue that its cloud computing division is the most innovative. Read More

Cisco boosts cloud software, lines up ISVs to write Internet of Everything services
Cisco this week enhanced its cloud software and lined up a roster of ISVs to create services for the company's Internet of Everything initiative. Read More

First look: Joyent Triton puts cloud computing on a bare-metal diet
It's been more than a year since Docker began taking over the mind of every devops team in the world with the seductive promise of a special mechanism for bundling software in a lightweight collection of only the essential files. The emphasis here is on "lightweight" and "essential" because this service is redefining how light "light" can be. (Insider Story) Read More

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Future Risks: Be Prepared
Cybersecurity is not a numbers game. When it only takes a single breach to inflict serious damage on your business, defending against the majority of attacks isn't enough. Learn More

Apple Mail flaw could pose risk to iCloud passwords
A security researcher says a vulnerability in Apple's mobile email application could be used to trick someone into divulging their iCloud password. Read More

How Amazon's DynamoDB helped reinvent databases
Behind every great ecommerce website is a database, and in the early 2000s's database was not keeping up with the company's business. Part of the problem was that Amazon didn't have just one database – it relied on a series of them, each with its own responsibility. Read More

Microsoft acquires BlueStripe for operations management
To help enterprise customers better manage applications sprawled across hybrid clouds, Microsoft has purchased BlueStripe Software, a provider of technology for watching over distributed applications. Read More

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Building an Open Hybrid Cloud
Smart IT leaders are looking closely at an open hybrid cloud to deliver the full value and promise of cloud computing. In this KnowledgeVault, see how an open hybrid cloud can leverage your existing IT investments in hardware, software and training-allowing you to build a cloud in an evolutionary way, reducing costs and risks. Learn More

Cloud startup Zettabox touts privacy and local storage to appeal to EU customers
Anticipating the approval of stricter data protection rules in the European Union, cloud storage startup Zettabox bets it will be able to compete against bigger rivals by guaranteeing customers that their data will be housed in Europe. Read More

Oracle offers software for a seamless hybrid cloud
Oracle wants to make it easy for its enterprise customers to move some of their software-based workloads from the vendor to the cloud. To the Oracle Cloud, that is. Read More

Microsoft exec worries new China regulations will hurt Azure
Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service has been growing fast in China, but a company executive has warned that the government's changing tech policies could slow its momentum. Read More

Alibaba expands cloud to US to challenge Amazon, AWS
Alibaba – the Chinese ecommerce giant – is expanding its IaaS cloud offering named Aliyun into the United States and in doing so will take on America's largest ecommerce company, Amazon and its cloud computing division Amazon Web Services. Read More

Microsoft outlines Internet of Things plans for Windows 10
At the Computex show in Taipei last week, Microsoft outlined its plans for the Internet of Things (IoT) and how both Windows 10 and Azure will play a part in the strategy. Read More


11 pointless but awesome Linux terminal tricks

Here are some great Linux terminal tips and tricks, each one as pointless as it is awesome.


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