Tag: cloud computing

IBM introduces skinny mainframe for cloud age

IBM introduces skinny mainframe for cloud age

The mainframe has been a mainstay of enterprise computing for decades, and IBM has dominated the category, but what place does it have in the age of the cloud? Surprisingly, the oldest bit of computing technology continues to live a...

/ April 11, 2018
Spiraling Cloud Costs Create Optimization Opportunity for MSPs

Spiraling Cloud Costs Create Optimization Opportunity for MSPs

The great paradox of cloud computing is that the primary reason most organizations embrace it is cost, and the number one issue they need to address after adopting cloud services is also cost. A new report from 451 Research drives...

/ March 12, 2018
Car companies are increasingly becoming software companies

Car companies are increasingly becoming software companies

Car companies used to be as old-school as you can imagine, producing vehicles in factories and selling them at dealerships, but as we move toward a future of data-driven vehicles and eventually self-driving cars, we are seeing a hard shift...

/ March 7, 2018
cloud marketplaces
Survey finds little reliance on cloud marketplaces to acquire software and services

Survey finds little reliance on cloud marketplaces to acquire software and services

Most managed services providers also resell products, so how end customers acquire software still matters in the age of the cloud. In theory, most customers are downloading software from cloud marketplaces that the major public cloud providers have opened. But,...

/ February 1, 2018
Smart cars require smarter cities, and the cloud should have a big role

Smart cars require smarter cities, and the cloud should have a big role

There have been lots of stories in the last year about the move to edge computing. The argument goes that with something like an autonomous vehicle, you can’t afford the latency to go to the cloud to get an answer...

/ January 30, 2018
public cloud competition
Battle for control of the public cloud intensifies

Battle for control of the public cloud intensifies

The fight for control over application workloads moving into the public cloud is starting to resemble a knock-down drag-out brawl. The catalyst for this conflict is the accelerated rate at which application workloads are moving into public clouds. A new...

/ January 23, 2018
multi-cloud computing
Study finds mastering multi-cloud computing is difficult

Study finds mastering multi-cloud computing is difficult

A funny thing happened on the way to the cloud. IT became more difficult to manage. Most IT organizations today either already are or soon will be trying to manage multiple clouds, primarily for one of two reasons. The first...

/ December 12, 2017 / 2 Comments
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
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
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