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Head in the clouds because of too many infrastructure choices? Find a solution at SUSECON 2017

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August 17, 2017 4:27 pm

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In our modern, fast-paced, digital-first world, responding quickly to internal and external changes without losing vision is absolutely key for all companies who want to survive, thrive and ultimately surpass the competition. Today, your business must be able to respond quickly and adapt to the constant fluctuation of customer demands, all while capitalizing almost immediately …

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OpenStack Emerges as Top Choice for Private Cloud

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July 31, 2017 1:48 am

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To fully appreciate the emergence of OpenStack as the de facto choice for private cloud deployments, it helps to go back to the beginning—back to 2010, when Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched the open source cloud-software initiative. Two years later, the OpenStack Foundation was formed to promote OpenStack and its community. Back then, a …

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Is a Cloud-First Strategy Right for Your Business?

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July 11, 2017 8:36 am

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Gartner predicts that more than half of global enterprises that already use cloud today will adopt an all-in, or cloud-first, strategy by 2021. Should you do the same, and if so, where should you begin? First, it’s important to understand that a cloud-first strategy is a business strategy that aims to reduce IT costs by transitioning …

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What Customers Really Think about OpenStack Cloud

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June 13, 2017 7:37 am

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According to the French philosopher René Descartes, to know what people really think, pay attention to what they do, rather than what they say. In the light of that wisdom, if you want to know what customers really think about OpenStack cloud software, you should pay attention to what they are doing with it.  Or …

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Revving up for the OpenStack Summit in Boston

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April 24, 2017 12:54 am

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The Boston OpenStack Summit is just around the corner and it’s time to accelerate your journey to an open source cloud infrastructure. Every organization is looking for the agility, innovation and faster time to value to deal with today’s rapidly changing business challenges. Why not plan a pit stop at booth B6 and talk to …

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OpenStack Private Cloud is Doing Just Fine

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March 15, 2017 2:50 am

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Sometimes you have to dig beneath the surface of headlines to understand what’s really going on.  I guess that’s one thing most of us have learned in recent months. Sometimes you need some careful analysis to get to the real story. It seems like that’s as true in the IT world as it is with tabloid …

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3 Myths about Private Cloud Economics Exposed

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February 8, 2017 6:32 am

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There’s one thing that everyone seems to agree on. Cloud computing is here to stay and it’s going to continue growing.  And it’s no secret why businesses are driving this trend. They are looking to reduce costs, drive growth, make their IT more agile and scalable, all while delivering more innovation. When it comes to …

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Pi Aims for Large Slice of the Cloud Market with OpenStack

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January 12, 2017 11:54 am

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Just in case anyone thinks there’s a typo in the title, I’m referring to “Pi” as in the 16th letter of Greek alphabet or the mathematical constant. Not “Pie” as in apple pie. More specifically, this is about Pi DATACENTERS, a cloud service provider in India who is aiming to capture a large slice of …

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YEP – That’s Another Win for SUSE OpenStack Cloud!

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December 13, 2016 6:02 am

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The SVC Awards are always a great way to round out the year.  At an event hosted at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington in London, the SVC Awards recognize and reward the outstanding products, companies and teams involved in the Storage, Virtualization and Cloud sectors. We are delighted to say that SUSE won the Cloud …

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3 Ways to Make Cloud MORE Boring

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November 9, 2016 5:30 am

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“May you live in interesting times.” This traditional Chinese curse has a slightly sarcastic edge. It’s really saying “may you experience much disorder and trouble in your life”.  The implication is that if you want an easier life, you need to live in peaceful, tranquil or even boring times. We don’t live in boring times. …

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