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August 05, 2014
HP has invested heavily in a variety of platforms -- like the newly released HP Helion VPC -- to become a force in cloud computing. Ultimately, it may need a game-changing technology to win love in this hardscrabble market.
July 21, 2014
Stay connected on trending IT topics on Twitter and Tumblr. Follow these seven experts who express news, opinions in data center blogs.
June 27, 2014
Red Hat looks to productize an open source platform. This time it turns to OpenStack, but the jury is still out on how it will fare in the cloud.
June 23, 2014
Companies such as Yelp, LexisNexis, Illumina and HubSpot use AWS big data services to cope with an avalanche of data.
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