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Why the private cloud is still needed to better utilise the public cloud

According to the latest research from Pluribus Networks, building private clouds is of “critical importance” to effectively utilising public cloud services. The research, which polled 134 IT professionals and business decision makers who attended this year’s VMworld, found that there was nothing to split public and private clouds among respondents as technologies which will impact

The rise of cloud culture: A sign of further maturation?

The idea that IT leaders and their teams should pay attention to broader issues outside of their direct remit has been on the agenda of many businesses for years. IT should play a much greater role, it has been argued, than its traditional speciality of ‘keeping the technology lights on’. But for many, the scope

Oracle refocuses the company on chasing the cloud

Intent on getting in on the momentum building behind the cloud, Oracle Corp. is refocusing the company to become a top cloud player. The company is making that clear at its annual customer conference, Oracle OpenWorld, in San Francisco this week. During his opening keynote, Larry Ellison, Oracle executive chairman and chief technology officer, said the

By going private, Rackspace looks to fuel its cloud evolution

Rackspace, a company that was an early player in the cloud market, is being forced to evolve or continue to be left behind. The cloud and web-hosting company announced today that it’s being acquired by Apollo Global Management, a U.S.-based private equity firm, and will become a private company. It’s a move analysts say will enable Rackspace