Category: Tech Insight

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
Cloud 5: Will the edge kill the cloud, public cloud’s role in emerging tech

Cloud 5: Will the edge kill the cloud, public cloud’s role in emerging tech

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 10, 2017
Microsoft Office 365
Long March to Microsoft Office 365 in the Cloud Remains Ahead

Long March to Microsoft Office 365 in the Cloud Remains Ahead

One of the primary drivers of the shift to cloud computing has been Microsoft Office 365, which delivers the widely used Microsoft productivity and email applications as a cloud service. But, a survey of 1,168 IT professionals in the U.S.,...

/ November 9, 2017
As OpenStack grows up, it’s becoming a significant economic engine

As OpenStack grows up, it’s becoming a significant economic engine

OpenStack was created in 2010 by Rackspace and NASA as a check against the growing power of AWS in the cloud. People were concerned about AWS’s “black box” approach to cloud service delivery and the consortium of companies that started...

/ November 9, 2017
OpenStack momentum
OpenStack adoption picks up momentum

OpenStack adoption picks up momentum

Usage of the open source OpenStack cloud management framework has been limited mostly to cloud services providers due to the complexity involved in standing up these IT environments. But, a new report from 451 Research published this week suggests that...

/ November 7, 2017
Morris worm
Tech Time Warp: Morris worm exposes Internet security issues

Tech Time Warp: Morris worm exposes Internet security issues

The morning of Nov. 3, 1988, the Internet discovered stranger danger thanks to a 24-year-old grad student whose intellectual curiosity got out of hand. The Morris worm was the creation of Cornell University student Robert Tappan Morris Jr. and provided...

/ November 3, 2017
Cloud 5: Cloud’s tipping point, serverless or containers

Cloud 5: Cloud’s tipping point, serverless or containers

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 3, 2017