All posts by Ron Miller

Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is contributing editor at EContent Magazine and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch.

Microsoft still has a long way to go to catch AWS

Microsoft still has a long way to go to catch AWS

Microsoft is considered a cloud success story, as well it should, given its numbers in the most recent quarterly earnings report, but dollars don’t tell the whole story in the cloud market. It’s a big market, and revenue depends on...

/ August 3, 2017
Cloud 5: AWS reports revenue and managing multi-clouds

Cloud 5: AWS reports revenue and managing multi-clouds

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ July 28, 2017
Diane Greene, head of Google Cloud Platform, speaking at TechCrunch
Google’s murky cloud numbers

Google’s murky cloud numbers

Google announced its earnings report this week, and buried in a section called ‘Other Revenue’ was their cloud earnings — thrown together with a bunch of other ill-defined stuff that wasn’t ad revenue. The good news is that the number...

/ July 26, 2017 / 2 Comments
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Cloud 5: Microsoft’s cloud profits, IDC cloud prediction

Cloud 5: Microsoft’s cloud profits, IDC cloud prediction

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ July 21, 2017
IBM is still struggling to find success in the cloud

IBM is still struggling to find success in the cloud

IBM’s filed its Q2 2017 earnings report this week, which was never a pretty sight in recent years, and sure enough the company suffered through its 21st straight quarter of declining revenue. It’s an astonishing streak. If IBM were a...

/ July 20, 2017
The cloud data center building boom

The cloud data center building boom

Seems like every week, we have a major cloud vendor opening up a new data center or a new region (cluster of data centers) somewhere in the world. Just last week, Apple opened one in China and announced they would...

/ July 18, 2017
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Dyn DDoS attack false fodder for anti-cloud crowd

Dyn DDoS attack false fodder for anti-cloud crowd

There’s no doubt that you heard about, and were probably affected by the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on domain registrar Dyn last week. It was a devastating attack that took down services like Spotify and Netflix along with...

/ October 27, 2016
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Delta’s data center trouble illustrates the problem with a single point of failure

Delta’s data center trouble illustrates the problem with a single point of failure

No doubt you’ve probably heard about Delta’s no good, horrible, very bad week. It began early Monday morning when a power failure at its Atlanta data center led to an outage of epic proportion, causing a domino effect in which all its...

/ August 9, 2016
On the occasion of Office 365’s fifth birthday

On the occasion of Office 365’s fifth birthday

Microsoft Office 365 had a momentous birthday this week, turning five years old. It’s easy to forget at this point, but under Steve Ballmer, Microsoft was lukewarm on the cloud. It was only when Satya Nadella took the reigns that...

/ June 30, 2016