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Why Should Xbox One Team Up with Azure?

May 23, 2013
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By Sean Ludwig (from Venture Beat.) “With the debut of the new Xbox One gaming system, we could focus on many things: hardware, flashy games, and entertainment options. But one aspect really gets me fired up: Developers should now be able to use Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing platform to make games more powerful than ever. Wired...
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Azure to Launch in China on June 6.

May 22, 2013
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By Alex Wilhelm (from TNW.) “In November, Microsoft and 21Vianet announced that they were working together to bring Azure, a infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service product, to China. Today the firms stated that the service will go live on June 6th. 21Vianet, a Chinese company, claims that it is the “largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider” in...
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Google Switches to Debian.

May 12, 2013
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By Charles Babcock (from Information Week.) “Google has been using its own custom version of Linux, Google Compute Engine Linux, as it loads its customers’ applications into its infrastructure as a service. It announced Thursday that it’s dropping that approach in favor of using the Debian Linux distribution. Debian Linux is the output of...
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Good Predictions for Retailers Who Make Use of Cloud Computing.

May 11, 2013
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By Vish Ganapathy (from Wired.) “Brick-and-mortar retailers have long favored highly visible investments, such as advertising or store design over spending hard-earned income on back-office information technology. In fact, the retail industry devotes only about 1.7% of revenue to IT. Compare that with banking, which spends about 6%. Big-box and boutique retailers alike see...
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Interop Experts Consider the Future of SDN.

May 9, 2013
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By David F. Carr (from Information Week.) “Software-defined networking (SDN) has been in the “coming soon” category for many years, but an Interop keynote panel discussion on the topic showed room for debate over what it ought to look like when it finally gets here. SDN is too often spoken of as a single...
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Yourcloud to Provide NNSA with a New Cloud Environment.

May 8, 2013
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By George I. Seffers (from AFCEA.) “The U.S. agency responsible for the management and security of the nation’s nuclear weapons, nuclear proliferation and naval nuclear reactor programs is racing to put unclassified data on the cloud this year. Cloud computing is expected to provide a wide range of benefits, including greater cybersecurity, lower costs...
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Dell Acquires Enstratius, a Minnesota Cloud Computing Company.

May 7, 2013
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By Kirk Ladendorf (from Austin American-Statesman.) “Dell Inc. has acquired a small Minnesota software company that manages cloud computing services. Round Rock-based Dell did not disclose the price for Enstratius, which was formed in 2008 and had fewer than 50 employees. The company, based in Minneapolis, helps businesses and organizations manage software applications across...
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The Cloud-Based Chromebook Pixel for Both Work and School.

May 6, 2013
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By Michael Venables (from Forbes.) “I’ve been using Chrome OS since the Chromium project was in beta, when I tested out the CR-48 for the Chromebook pilot testing program. This time, I took about two months to completely road test the Chromebook Pixel, Google’s latest hardware for Chrome OS. I tested the ‘cloud laptop’, with...
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Cloud Computing Growth Boosts Thanks to Arista.

May 5, 2013
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By Lana Bandoim (from Technorati.) “Cloud computing is getting another boost thanks to Arista Networks’ announcement of a new data switch. The New York Times reports on May 1 that the updated technology will allow for 10 gigabits of data to be moved per second. The switch could lead to better computing centers and is...
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Magellan Makes Use of Cloud Computing for New SmartGPS.

May 4, 2013
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By Rich Jaroslovsky (from Daily Freeman.) “Makers of portable global-positioning systems are caught in a squeeze. Once a luxury item, in-dash navigation is showing up in cheaper cars, while smartphone apps like Google Maps and Apple Maps are adding more nav-system-like features such as spoken- turn-by-turn directions. Mitac International, the maker of the Magellan...
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