cloud http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/13802/more en Microsoft Adds Patent Suit Protections For Cloud Customers http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/microsoft-adds-patent-suit-protections-cloud-customers <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Microsoft Corp. will help cloud customers fend off patent lawsuits and expand coverage of related litigation costs, seeking to distinguish its services from rivals in the fast-growing market for internet-based computing.</p> <p>As more companies host their applications and services on Microsoft&#39;s Azure and other cloud providers, they are increasingly becoming the target of lawsuits from companies seeking to make money by claiming patent infringement.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/microsoft-adds-patent-suit-protections-cloud-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/microsoft-adds-patent-suit-protections-cloud-customers#comments Cloud cloud cloud Microsoft Microsoft Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:43:00 +0000 186671 at http://windowsitpro.com With more data than ever to manage, storage gets smarter http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/more-data-ever-manage-storage-gets-smarter <div class="field-deck"> Focusing on integrations and automation, Pure Storage wants to help IT do more </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When Rob <q>Barkz</q> Barker first started at Pure Storage, he says the conversations were all about one thing: Performance. With a laser-focus on flash memory, that was a conversation that helped Pure crack the market.</p> <p>But after performance is handled, the conversations have changed: Now, his customers want to find out how automate routine tasks and spend more time thinking about how to drive their organizations forward.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/more-data-ever-manage-storage-gets-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/more-data-ever-manage-storage-gets-smarter#comments Cloud Azure Azure Azure Stack Azure Stack cloud cloud Pure Storage Pure Storage Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:51:00 +0000 181481 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Barkz at Ignite.</p> The Devil's in the Details with Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/devils-details-cloud <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When you&rsquo;re doing research, it&rsquo;s great to see data that reinforces trends you&rsquo;ve identified in the past. Especially with studies that are repeated on a regular basis, there&rsquo;s hope and expectation that new findings will show steady progress in the themes from earlier years.</p> <p>This wasn&rsquo;t the case with CompTIA&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.comptia.org/resources/trends-in-cloud-computing-2016">new cloud study</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/devils-details-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/devils-details-cloud#comments Cloud Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Professional cloud IT Manager Network Administrator Research Systems Administrator Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:41:00 +0000 180921 at http://windowsitpro.com Box Banks on New Product With IBM to Gain Business Customers http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/box-banks-new-product-ibm-gain-business-customers <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Box Inc., trying to expand revenue amid slower billings growth, will unveil new software developed with IBM to help companies set up and manage document-heavy workflows like recruiting, budgeting, sales and customer management. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/box-banks-new-product-ibm-gain-business-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/box-banks-new-product-ibm-gain-business-customers#comments Cloud box Box cloud cloud storage storage Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:55:00 +0000 179651 at http://windowsitpro.com VMware New Cloud Plan: Sell Stuff for Rival Clouds http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/vmware-new-cloud-plan-sell-stuff-rival-clouds <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>VMware Inc. is set to unveil new products in a bid to eke out greater relevancy for the company in internet-based cloud-computing.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/vmware-new-cloud-plan-sell-stuff-rival-clouds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/vmware-new-cloud-plan-sell-stuff-rival-clouds#comments Cloud AWS AWS cloud cloud VMware VMware Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:38:00 +0000 178461 at http://windowsitpro.com Dropbox Said to Discuss Possible 2017 IPO in Talks With Advisers http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/dropbox-said-discuss-possible-2017-ipo-talks-advisers <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Dropbox Inc., the popular file-storage company, has met with advisers to discuss the possibility of an initial public offering as soon as 2017, according to people familiar with the matter.</p> <p>Management wanted to talk about the feasibility of a listing and get a sense of the valuation the company could fetch from public market investors, the people said. The conversations were exploratory and no final decision has been made on a potential IPO, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/dropbox-said-discuss-possible-2017-ipo-talks-advisers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/dropbox-said-discuss-possible-2017-ipo-talks-advisers#comments Cloud cloud cloud collaboration collaboration Dropbox Dropbox Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:25:00 +0000 177571 at http://windowsitpro.com Breaking Down Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Pricing http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/breaking-down-cloud-infrastructure-service-pricing <div class="field-deck"> Redmonk crunches numbers to compare Cloud IaaS provider pricing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rachel Stephens at the analysis firm RedMonk has some good charts showing price differences among various cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers, mapping out how pricing wars appear to be pushing service costs generally down even as providers flesh out their offerings. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/breaking-down-cloud-infrastructure-service-pricing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/breaking-down-cloud-infrastructure-service-pricing#comments Cloud AWS AWS Azure Azure cloud cloud Google Google Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:11:00 +0000 177141 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Which cloud provider stands out from the pack in pricing?</p> Technology Change Prompts Career Change--and Moves http://windowsitpro.com/industry/technology-change-prompts-career-change-and-moves <div class="node-body article-body">We know that the days of getting a gold watch upon retiring from a company at which you spent your adult life are gone. People change jobs and companies all the time. But what’s precipitating that change now? Today, changes in employment are often related to changes in technology.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/industry/technology-change-prompts-career-change-and-moves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/industry/technology-change-prompts-career-change-and-moves#comments Industry 2016 IT Skills & Salary Report 2016 IT Skills & Salary Report career change career change cloud cloud Internet of Things Internet of Things Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:11:00 +0000 176081 at http://windowsitpro.com Is Cloud Security a Pie-In-The-Sky? http://windowsitpro.com/blog/cloud-security-pie-sky <div class="node-body blog-body">A brief overview of the challenges in cloud security and how to get the most security cloud deployment.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/cloud-security-pie-sky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/cloud-security-pie-sky#comments Identity Management Amazon AWS Amazon AWS cloud cloud cloud security cloud security Office365 Office365 Fearless Security Blog Mon, 18 Jul 2016 01:43:00 +0000 175971 at http://windowsitpro.com Value Propositions: Converged Architecture and the Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-and-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">If you listen to some vendors, there is no need for on-premises infrastructure anymore. Everything that you want to do you, you can do in the cloud. All you need to do is rent the infrastructure--no capital expenditure cost, just ongoing usage-based operational expenditures. The reality isn’t quite that straightforward.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-and-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/all-about-converged-architecture/value-propositions-converged-architecture-and-cloud#comments All About Converged Architecture cloud cloud converged architecture converged architecture converged infrastructure converged infrastructure HPE HPE Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:33:00 +0000 175501 at http://windowsitpro.com