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Microsoft, the sleeping giant of the cloud

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With its vast portfolio of software and billions of dollars in data center infrastructure investment, Microsoft stands poised to rule the cloud

Via Peter Azzopardi
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It is going to be an interesting battle between Microsoft and VMware and Amazon.

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I had heard Microsoft was investing heavily, but still, I was surprised by the scale. "We think that we were the No. 1 purchaser of servers in the world last year," says Anderson. "Every six months we're having to double our compute and our storage capacity. To give you a frame, in the last three years we've spent over $15 billion on cap ex."

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IaaS Cloud War is a Tennis Match

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Seattle: From a Jobs Shortage to a Housing Shortage In 1971 an iconic billboard went up south of Seattle, across the street from a cemetery: “Will the last person leaving Seattle - Turn out the lights.”  Within a month The Economist called Seattle a City of Despair. Less than a decade later things would start…
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Smashwords – The Sword of Agrippa: Antioch – a book by Gregory Lloyd

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Science, shamanism, past and future collide in the search for dark energy. Two heroes struggle thousands of years apart for the betterment of humanity. 18+ recommended (some torture, drug use [DMT], and sex).

"Dark energy became beautiful. A discussion about energy and sensors? Riveting." Undiscovered Tomes
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Microsoft And The 2014 Hybrid Cloud Showdown

Microsoft And The 2014 Hybrid Cloud Showdown | Hybrid Cloud | Scoop.it
Recent Microsoft (MSFT) and Gartner announcements have put hybrid cloud front and center for the next 3-5 years, and for perhaps a much, much longer period.
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Hybrid Cloud Battle Will be Won in the Middle Ground

Hybrid Cloud Battle Will be Won in the Middle Ground | Hybrid Cloud | Scoop.it
Most of the biggest technology payoffs have been generated by companies that drove transformations in how data could be managed, distributed and protected. From the mainframe era with IBM (IBM) thr...
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Hybrid cloud: two competing models

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Since hybrid cloud has already been declared victorious the next and perhaps even more relevant topic becomes a discussion of whose hybrid cloud will win.
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Mathematicians Bridge the Divide Between Infinity and the Physical World

Mathematicians Bridge the Divide Between Infinity and the Physical World | Hybrid Cloud | Scoop.it
A surprising new proof is helping to connect the mathematics of infinity to the physical world.
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2 Recent M&A Moves Worth Watching

2 Recent M&A Moves Worth Watching | Hybrid Cloud | Scoop.it
Oracle bought Ravello and Cisco bought CLIQR.M&A signals a new computing era.Hardware-centric vendors will be left behind.Remember Nicira?
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Microsoft Ascends Into The Hybrid Cloud

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Based on a recent interview with Microsoft (MSFT) GM Mike Neil:With Microsoft (MSFT) and VMware (VMW) entering the hybrid cloud battlefield, and the Amazon AWS (AMZN) steam engine continuing to convert more static racks into...
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Microsoft, the sleeping giant of the cloud

Microsoft, the sleeping giant of the cloud | Hybrid Cloud | Scoop.it
With its vast portfolio of software and billions of dollars in data center infrastructure investment, Microsoft stands poised to rule the cloud

Via Peter Azzopardi
Greg Ness's insight:

It is going to be an interesting battle between Microsoft and VMware and Amazon.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:19 PM

I had heard Microsoft was investing heavily, but still, I was surprised by the scale. "We think that we were the No. 1 purchaser of servers in the world last year," says Anderson. "Every six months we're having to double our compute and our storage capacity. To give you a frame, in the last three years we've spent over $15 billion on cap ex."

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Hybrid Cloud Battle Will be Won in the Middle Ground

Hybrid Cloud Battle Will be Won in the Middle Ground | Hybrid Cloud | Scoop.it
Most of the biggest technology payoffs have been generated by companies that drove transformations in how data could be managed, distributed and protected. From the mainframe era with IBM (IBM) thr...
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Hybrid cloud: two competing models

Hybrid cloud: two competing models | Hybrid Cloud | Scoop.it
Since hybrid cloud has already been declared victorious the next and perhaps even more relevant topic becomes a discussion of whose hybrid cloud will win.
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Why startups that service the intersections between clouds and data centers may be the real cloud winners.

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