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Microsoft Office 365 Customers Get Unlimited OneDrive Storage

Microsoft is upping the ante in cloud storage, but only for a select group (granted, a rather large group) of customers. Microsoft has taken off the 1TB cap of OneDrive cloud storage available to its Office 365 customers, which now have unlimited cloud storage on both the vendor's consumer and commercial flavors of the cloud storage-as-a-service offering.

Red Hat Targets Startups with OpenShift Program

Red Hat is looking to attract more startup companies to its roster of customers for its cloud offerings. The open source-focused vendor unveiled the Red Hat OpenShift Startup Program this week.

Synergy: Microsoft Azure Q3 Revenue up 136 Percent

Microsoft (MSFT) officially earned the No. 2 spot behind Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market earlier this year, and according to the latest quarterly IaaS report from Synergy Research Group, the Redmond company is now showing the strongest year-to-year revenue growth in the biz.

DreamHost OpenStack IaaS Offering Exits Private Beta

DreamHost's DreamCompute infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering has exited private beta, and now the company is aiming to attract customers with its Amazon EC2 competitor.

Hitachi Data Systems Launches Cloud Service Provider Program

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is looking to build out its network of cloud services provider partners that offer cloud services that carry the "Powered by Hitachi Data Systems" mark. To do so, the company has launched the Hitachi Cloud Service Provider Program.

Microsoft Unveils New Azure Cloud Services TechEd Europe

Microsoft (MSFT) has unveiled a handful of new cloud services aimed at intelligently automating and streamlining IT operations, as well as increasing security.

Rackspace Unveils Microsoft-Focused Productivity Business Unit

Rackspace is building a new business unit around offering a variety of cloud productivity and collaboration software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings, mostly revolving around hosted Microsoft software it already offers as cloud services.

Amazon Taps Former Dow Jones CIO for Enterprise Strategy

Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be getting a boost to its enterprise cloud strategy following the hiring of former Dow Jones CIO Stephen Orban, who has taken up the mantle of Amazon's new enterprise strategy chief.

Bitcasa Ends Infinite Cloud Storage Plans Due to Low Demand

The company that has aimed to build its reputation partly on its offering of unlimited cloud storage for a flat monthly fee is abandoning its Infinite cloud storage plans. The company noted in a blog post that lack of demand pushed them to end the service, although the blog also hinted at more issues with the unlimited storage service.

HP Helion OpenStack, Development Platform Go Live

The HP Helion portfolio is expanding with the launch of commercially available infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings based on OpenStack and Cloud Foundry, respectively.

AWS Launches Another Europe Region

Amazon Web Services has opened its 11th cloud region. The opening of AWS EU (Frankfurt) expands Amazon's presence in the European Union. The Frankfurt region is the second European Amazon has opened in Europe, following the opening EU (Ireland).

CompTIA: Internet of Things to Drive New Business Opportunities

There's a strong division of IT executives on whether the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is reality or nothing more than hype, but a CompTIA report shows that the complexities of delivering hardware, software, rules and services in the IoT ecosystem will provide IT businesses of all sizes with plenty of opportunities for revenue generation.

Amazon Targets Microsoft with AWS Directory Service

A new service from Amazon Web Services will put the company in direct competition with Microsoft in the realm of directory services. Although designed to work with on-premise Microsoft Active Directory deployments, AWS Directory Service is also being touted as a cloud-based alternative to the Microsoft technology.

ProfitBricks Cuts IaaS Prices, Claims Pricing Leadership

ProfitBricks has slashed the price of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings and is claiming that it is winning the cloud price wars against its biggest competitor Amazon Web Services.

Rackspace RackConnect Update Adds Security, Scalability

Rackspace updated its hybrid cloud offering with new security capabilities, increased scalability and an improved user experience. RackConnect v3 was designed to meet customers' needs for public cloud scalability in a hybrid IT environment.

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