Category: Tech Insight

cloud services
Increased consumption of wider variety of cloud services bodes well for MSPs

Increased consumption of wider variety of cloud services bodes well for MSPs

New data from 451 Research shows the cloud computing market is on track to grow from $28.1 billion this year to $53.3 billion by 2021. That represents a 19 percent compound annual growth rate. But more importantly, the mix of...

/ November 28, 2017
Cloud 5
Cloud 5: Amazon’s secret cloud, Capital One jumps into software sales

Cloud 5: Amazon’s secret cloud, Capital One jumps into software sales

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...

/ November 24, 2017
tech turkeys
Tech Time Warp: A look back at some of the biggest tech turkeys

Tech Time Warp: A look back at some of the biggest tech turkeys

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then your Black Friday shopping list probably includes some of the year’s hottest technology. Maybe you’re eyeing a VR headset, wearables, or smart home devices. The trouble with being an early adopter,...

/ November 24, 2017
ONAP
ONAP promises to transform delivery of cloud and networking services

ONAP promises to transform delivery of cloud and networking services

ONAP, a framework that’s being spearheaded by The Linux Foundation and promises to transform how network and cloud services are delivered, was made generally available yesterday. The Amsterdam release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) combines software-defined networking (SDN)...

/ November 21, 2017
Black Friday
Black Friday is made for the cloud

Black Friday is made for the cloud

Black Friday is coming, that magical shopping day when every retailer’s servers get tested to their limits. It’s also a great day to show the power of cloud computing. The elasticity of the cloud — the ability to scale your...

/ November 20, 2017
Cloud 5: AWS sells Chinese hardware assets, Kubernetes gets certification standard

Cloud 5: AWS sells Chinese hardware assets, Kubernetes gets certification standard

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...

/ November 17, 2017
Google Cloud’s quest to surpass ad revenue may take awhile

Google Cloud’s quest to surpass ad revenue may take awhile

A couple of years ago at the Structure Conference, Urs Hölzle, SVP of engineering at Google, made a rather bold prediction. He said that by 2020, Google cloud revenue would surpass the company’s ad money, which remains by far the...

/ November 16, 2017
Multi-cloud computing
MSPs need to size the scope of multi-cloud computing opportunity

MSPs need to size the scope of multi-cloud computing opportunity

Usage of public cloud computing services is fairly widespread, but a new survey of 130 IT professionals in organizations with more than 500 employees conducted by OpsRamp, a provider of an IT operations management platform, sheds some interesting light on...

/ November 16, 2017
multi-cloud
Multi-cloud computing raises new management challenges

Multi-cloud computing raises new management challenges

Even though most IT organizations are still a long way from mastering the management of public clouds, a significant percentage are already employing two or more clouds. A new survey conducted by the research firm opinion.life on behalf of BMC...

/ November 15, 2017
Timesharing computing
Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday to a father of timesharing computing

Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday to a father of timesharing computing

Cloud computing might seem like a modern convenience, but its roots lie in the timesharing computers developed at MIT in the 1960s. Project MAC was directed by Italian-American computer pioneer Robert Fano, born on Nov. 11, 1917. Funded by the...

/ November 10, 2017