Category: Tech Insight

cloud application workloads
Distribution of application workloads in the age of the cloud to vary widely

Distribution of application workloads in the age of the cloud to vary widely

Every managed service provider is more than aware that application workloads are moving into the cloud in droves. The real issue is what percentage of all enterprise workloads will wind up being deployed on those clouds. A global survey of...

/ September 13, 2017
Cloud 5: Headless computing, Huawei partners up in cloud

Cloud 5: Headless computing, Huawei partners up in cloud

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...

/ September 8, 2017
Tech Time Warp: Grace Hopper’s Computer Bug

Tech Time Warp: Grace Hopper’s Computer Bug

“It must have a bug” is the easy way to explain away technology troubles, but few of us have pondered why we say that. Turns out computer pioneer Grace Hopper plays a role in the etymology (not entomology) of the...

/ September 8, 2017
Time for MSPs to get ready for the coming IoT data storm

Time for MSPs to get ready for the coming IoT data storm

There’s a storm of data coming unlike any other, and savvy managed service providers should be gearing up for it now. A new report from 451 Research suggests that organizations planning to implement Internet of Things (IoT) projects expect to...

/ September 7, 2017
Oracle cloud biz begins to take center stage

Oracle cloud biz begins to take center stage

There were a couple of contrasting news stories about Oracle this week that suggest the cloud part of the business is ascending, while some older pieces like the hardware business could be in decline. Let’s start with the bad news first with...

/ September 6, 2017
Tech Time Warp: W3 Catalog Makes the Internet Searchable

Tech Time Warp: W3 Catalog Makes the Internet Searchable

“Let me Google that for you.” A few of us still remember life before Google. Turns out that even before there was an Excite or a Lycos, there was a W3 Catalog. Making its debut on Sept. 2, 1993, the...

/ September 1, 2017
Cloud 5: Walmart to build GPU data center, Latest OpenStack release

Cloud 5: Walmart to build GPU data center, Latest OpenStack release

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...

/ September 1, 2017
Microsoft, not Salesforce owns SaaS marketshare lead says Synergy Research

Microsoft, not Salesforce owns SaaS marketshare lead says Synergy Research

When Synergy Research announced their Q2 SaaS marketshare results today, there was a bit of a surprise. Instead of Salesforce, leading the field, it was Microsoft. The shift actually happened a year ago, according to Synergy. Salesforce was of course born...

/ August 31, 2017
MSPs Should Benefit as IT Management Plane Moves to the Cloud

MSPs Should Benefit as IT Management Plane Moves to the Cloud

It’s usually easy to pick out which server management software being relied on to manage the local data center environment is located. Find the oldest, slowest server and chances are high that’s where the management software is running. After all,...

/ August 31, 2017
VMware Cloud on AWS Portends Significant Changes for MSPs

VMware Cloud on AWS Portends Significant Changes for MSPs

Now that VMware has made the first instance of its software stack available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud managed service providers (MSPs) that have been generating revenue by migrating application workloads from on-premises environments to AWS clouds...

/ August 29, 2017