Syndicated pulls together five of some of the most important cloud computing stories you need to read to start off your day.

IBM shapes its cloud for the enterprise

Big Blue is catching a ride in the container bandwagon as it offers an enterprise-grade version of Docker containers.

At the IBM InterConnect event in this week, the company also announced local versions of OpenStack and CloudFoundry which are meant to boost IBM’s hybrid strategy for enterprise cloud computing.

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NetApp shows hybrid love, shacks up with Amazon

Computer storage and data management company NetApp Inc. is pursuing the hybrid cloud market by adding three SteelStore cloud backup as Amazon Machine Images to backup cloud workloads, providing Amazon S3 as a storage tier to its StorageGRID Webscale object storage product and more.

NetApp’s Cloud ONTAP software subscription is also running as a software subscription on the AWS marketplace.

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Salesforce’s goes global, the customer support app from Salesforce, is going after a wider market. On Thursday, the company announced that the app now supports 53 languages and regional dialects, including Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, Greek, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese and Swahili.

The aim is to make it easy for agents to interact with customers in a “localize” way and to help some small business appear bigger and global that they really are.

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HP preps IoT wares to tame energy hogs

Hewlett-Packard want to build end-to-end cloud-powered systems that energy companies can use for monitoring, device management, security and analytics.

HP Energy Management Pack is suite of software and services built on the HP IoT Platform. The package is expected to be the hot topic in next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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The cloud has live up to its hype: Enterprise

As many as 85 per cent of large enterprise organizations believe cloud technology had lived up to industry hype and another 23 per cent says that cloud technology has exceeded their expectations, according to a global poll by Tata Communications.

Tata projects that by 2024, off-premises storage will have overtaken on-premise options, with enterprise projected to have 58 per cent of their compute and data storage held in the cloud in 10 years.

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