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AWS, Azure and Google intensify cloud price war

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As price competition intensifies among the top three cloud service providers, one analyst has warned that cloud buyers should not get drawn into a race to the bottom.

Snooper’s charter a potential disaster warns lobby of US firms

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The ‘snooper’s charter’ could neutralise the contribution of Britain’s digital economy, according to a representation of US tech corporations including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo.

Containers at Christmas: wrapping, cloud and competition

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As anyone that’s ever been disappointed by a Christmas present will tell you – shiny packaging can be very misleading. As we hear all the time, it’s what’s inside that counts…

Google upgrades Cloud SQL, promises managed MySQL offerings

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Google has announced the beta availability of a new improved Cloud SQL for Google Cloud Platform – and an alpha version of its much anticipated Content Delivery Network offering.

Google signs five deals for green powering its cloud services

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Cloud service giant Google has announced five new deals to buy 781MW of renewable energy from suppliers in the US, Sweden and Chile, according to a report on Bloomberg.

Google appoints ex-VMware boss to lead enterprise web services business

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Google has appointed former VMware CEO and current Google board member Diane Greene to head a new business-oriented cloud service.

SAP unveils new powers within Analytics in the Cloud

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SAP has unveiled a new user-friendly analytics service for enterprises which it claims will give better insights by offering an ‘unparalleled user experience’.

Cloud security start up Cloudflare gets $110 million in venture funding

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Google, Microsoft and chip maker Qualcomm are among the investors to collectively stake $110 million in networking and cyber security start up CloudFlare, according to a report in Fortune.

Public cloud generating $22 billion a quarter for IT Companies

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Public cloud computing generated over $22 billion in revenues for IT companies in the second financial quarter of 2015, according to a study by Synergy Research Group.

Google and Alcatel announce content delivery network upgrades to cloud services

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Two major content delivery network (CDN) technology announcements have highlighted the strategic importance of CDN in delivering content without lag and latency.

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