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   Cloud computing encompasses everything from Google Apps to data center services to virtualization to software-, infrastructure- and platform-as-a service. Key players include IBM, HPE, Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, NetSuite and VMware.

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   Data center demand is strong as are remote work tools such as notebooks. Smartphones and consumer electronics demand is weak, according to the storage and memory giant.

   March 26, 2020 by Larry Dignan
   Microsoft buys cloud-based 5G services vendor Affirmed Networks Microsoft buys cloud-based 5G services vendor Affirmed Networks 

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   Microsoft is continuing its push to work with telcos on managing 5G workloads from the cloud with its latest acquisition of Affirmed Networks.

   March 26, 2020 by Mary Jo Foley
   Dremio raises a $70M Series C and Aerospike Cloud launches, as data companies maintain their momentum Dremio raises a $70M Series C and Aerospike Cloud launches, as data companies maintain their momentum 

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   March 26, 2020 by Andrew Brust
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   There are no new major features in this Kubernetes release, but many users will be just fine with that.

   March 26, 2020 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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   March 25, 2020 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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   March 24, 2020 by Eileen Yu
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   March 24, 2020 by Mary Jo Foley
   Informatica brings serverless compute to Data Integration Cloud Informatica brings serverless compute to Data Integration Cloud 

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   The highlight of the spring release is introduction of serverless computing. The new release also adds more services that are aided with machine learning, and the use of graph computing to help organizations build a single view of customer master data.

   March 24, 2020 by Tony Baer (dbInsight)
   Microsoft throttles some Office 365 services to continue to meet demand Microsoft throttles some Office 365 services to continue to meet demand 

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   Microsoft is making temporary adjustments to OneNote, SharePoint and Stream video conferencing features in order to try to maintain Microsoft 365 and Office 365 performance.

   March 24, 2020 by Mary Jo Foley
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   The new managed service is a souped up version of Agones, the open-source game hosting platform built on top of Kubernetes.

   March 23, 2020 by Stephanie Condon
   Our post-coronavirus future: 7 ways the tech and services industry could be transformed Our post-coronavirus future: 7 ways the tech and services industry could be transformed 

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   March 6, 2020 by Mark Samuels
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   August 23, 2019 by Ed Bott
   Cloud services: 24 lesser-known web services your business needs to try 

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   April 19, 2019 by David Gewirtz
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   April 4, 2019 by Ed Bott
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   March 11, 2019 by Mark Samuels
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   December 5, 2018 by David Gewirtz
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   December 3, 2018 by Steve Ranger
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   March 4, 2015 by Alan Stevens
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   November 26, 2014 by Alan Stevens
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   May 12, 2014 by Simon Bisson
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