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Who’s Who in Cloud, June 28, 2013


Big data was big this week... obvi.

Friday returns, bringing with it the end of June. There was a lot of big news in this cloud this week including the ever present and always growing fascination with big data, the increasingly real numbers to back up cloud adoption claims, and some major moves being made by tech giants in the cloud space, including Microsoft and Oracle. There were some other great happenings, all of which are captured below in this week’s Who’s Who in Cloud!

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John Ribeiro reports on Microsoft’s launch a $678M plan, called Project Mountain, to expand its data center in Iowa.

VMware announces extensions allowing enterprises to more easily analyze big data with Hadoop reports Brandon Butler.

Brian Sommer discusses considerations software buyers need to make about alliances made in cloud this week.

Rachel King reveals that later this week, Oracle also announces a partnership with NetSuite to deliver enterprise cloud solutions.

Windows Azure is doubling its compute and storage every six months, and more than 50% of the Fortune 500 is now using it reports Alex Williams.

Aaron Ricadela & Dina Bass detail  how Oracle has set aside past rivalries choosing to partner with Microsoft and Salesforce, streamlining its focus on subscription-based online software.

Microsoft amps up the features on its cloud-delivered Web apps, making it tough to distinguish them from Office 365. As reported by Pedro Hernandez.

Satya Ramaswamy says companies need to embrace the big data learning curve to see larger ROI.

Jordan Novet extrapolates proof that the public cloud market is growing: Cloudability now managing $500M worth of public cloud spending.

The truth is cloud could prevent business closures after disasters through smart Disaster Recovery and Business Continuance (DR/BC) plans says Curtis Peterson.

Salman UI Haq discusses how Green Cloud architecture, MapReduce, and other techniques can make Cloud more efficient.

CloudTweaks are big believers in how big data can be used to streamline marketing and products.

Barb Darrow reports on how Cloudyn is working to make cloud easier to understand.

The cloud adoption tipping point has arrived says David Linthicum.

Netflix open sources its Hadoop manager for AWS reports Derrick Harris.

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