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A ‘smoking good’ deal? Red Hat could prove a $34 billion bargain for IBM

A ‘smoking good’ deal? Red Hat could prove a $34 billion bargain for IBM

A ‘smoking good’ deal? Red Hat could prove a $34 billion bargain for IBM 1
When does free technology become worth $10 trillion? When the company is Red Hat Inc. and its open-source software and applications running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux contribute to $10 trillion worth of global business revenues this year. That’s the conclusion from an International Data Corp. study released during the company’s major annual gathering in Boston […]

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OpenShift adoption plus Microsoft and IBM deals validate Red Hat’s role as enterprise player

OpenShift adoption plus Microsoft and IBM deals validate Red Hat’s role as enterprise player

OpenShift adoption plus Microsoft and IBM deals validate Red Hat’s role as enterprise player 2
At the conclusion of the Red Hat Summit in Boston today, Red Hat Inc.’s chief executive officer, Jim Whitehurst, could be forgiven if he was feeling a little weary from being hugged. He was embraced by IBM Corp., whose own top executive, Ginni Rometty, took the stage and promised to keep Whitehurst’s company independent after shelling out $34 billion […]

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Microsoft, Red Hat team up on OpenShift service on Azure cloud

Microsoft, Red Hat team up on OpenShift service on Azure cloud

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Microsoft Corp.’s love affair with open-source software marked another milestone today as the company joined with Linux provider Red Hat Inc. to announce the general availability of a native version of Red Hat’s OpenShift on Microsoft’s Azure cloud. The companies said Azure Red Hat OpenShift is the first jointly managed OpenShift offering in the public […]

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Microsoft pushes the intelligent edge forward at Build

Microsoft pushes the intelligent edge forward at Build

Microsoft pushes the intelligent edge forward at Build 4
Microsoft Corp. continues to rack up impressive momentum in the cloud arena, a trend that it shifted into high gear Monday at its annual Build developer conference. The tech giant launched an impressive range of innovations in platforms, tools, cloud services and other offerings that should help its Azure public cloud continue setting the pace […]

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Microsoft expands Azure capabilities to help developers build more intelligent apps

Microsoft expands Azure capabilities to help developers build more intelligent apps

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Microsoft Corp.’s Azure cloud is one of the most popular platforms around for application developers, and also one of the central talking points at the company’s Build developer conference today. The bulk of today’s Build announcements were focused on improving productivity, but Microsoft is also intent on helping developers build more intelligent apps on Azure. […]

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Ahead of Build conference, Microsoft adds AI and blockchain services to Azure cloud

Ahead of Build conference, Microsoft adds AI and blockchain services to Azure cloud

Ahead of Build conference, Microsoft adds AI and blockchain services to Azure cloud 6
Microsoft Corp. is trying to build up some excitement ahead of its annual Build developers conference, launching several new tools and services designed to help software makers use artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies more easily. Build takes place next week in Seattle, and the company intends to use the event to demonstrate the capabilities of […]

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Microsoft adds new AI and blockchain services to Azure cloud

Microsoft adds new AI and blockchain services to Azure cloud

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Microsoft Corp. is trying to build up some excitement ahead of its annual Build developers conference, launching several new tools and services designed to help software makers use artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies more easily. Build takes place next week in Seattle, and the company intends to use the event to demonstrate the capabilities of […]

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In landmark move, VMware brings its virtualization software to Microsoft’s Azure

In landmark move, VMware brings its virtualization software to Microsoft’s Azure

In landmark move, VMware brings its virtualization software to Microsoft’s Azure 8
Dell Technologies Inc. subsidiary VMware Inc. is partnering with Microsoft Corp. to bring its infrastructure management software to Azure. The deal, which was announced today at Dell’s annual customer conference, confirms the partnership rumors that emerged earlier this year. VMware and Microsoft are launching a joint software bundle dubbed Azure VMware Solutions that will make […]

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Cloud computing again leads the profit parade at Amazon

Cloud computing again leads the profit parade at Amazon

Cloud computing again leads the profit parade at Amazon 9
There’s still a cloud hanging over Amazon.com Inc., but that’s a good thing. Thanks once again to strong growth in its cloud computing operation, the tech and retail giant today reported better-than-expected profits in its first quarter. But light guidance for second-quarter companywide operating income kept a lid on shares, which rose only about 1% […]

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Thanks to the cloud, Microsoft briefly tops $1 trillion valuation as earnings top forecasts

Thanks to the cloud, Microsoft briefly tops $1 trillion valuation as earnings top forecasts

Thanks to the cloud, Microsoft briefly tops $1 trillion valuation as earnings top forecasts 10
Microsoft Corp. briefly became the third company in the world to see its market capitalization top the $1 trillion mark late today after delivering fiscal third-quarter results that easily beat expectations. The software company reported a profit before certain costs such as stock compensation of $1.14 per share, well above the analyst estimate of $1 per share. […]

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