Month: November 2017

AWS CEO Andy Jassy still believes it’s going to be an all public cloud future

AWS CEO Andy Jassy still believes it’s going to be an all public cloud future

There is a lot of action in the private/hybrid cloud market these days with many vendors trying to help companies straddle the world between the private data center and the public cloud, while providing all of the benefits the public...

/ November 30, 2017 / 1 Comment
AWS partners
Standard AWS Enterprise Contract heralds wave of change for AWS partners

Standard AWS Enterprise Contract heralds wave of change for AWS partners

The coming year promises to be one of great change for managed service providers that partner with Amazon Web Services. At an AWS Global Partner Summit this week, AWS revealed that it is testing a standard Enterprise Contract that it...

/ November 30, 2017
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
Ask an Expert: How can I get more customers to come on board with DRaaS?

Ask an Expert: How can I get more customers to come on board with DRaaS?

Q: I’m currently transitioning my business from a VAR to an MSP, and I’m having a hard time convincing my customers to jump on board with Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service. What are some approaches I can use to highlight the value of...

/ November 27, 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
GDPR compliance
Cloud Security Alliance publishes GDPR compliance guideline

Cloud Security Alliance publishes GDPR compliance guideline

Compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) is moving from a theoretical construct to an existential threat as the May 25, 2018, deadline rapidly approaches. To provide service providers and their customers some guidance on how to achieve...

/ November 22, 2017 / 1 Comment
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
Ransomware hits primetime TV

Ransomware hits primetime TV

Over the past few years, ransomware has really taken over. First our computers, then news headlines, and now our TVs. This popular threat has been popping up on TV shows everywhere, including Mr. Robot, Black Mirror, and more recently, Grey’s...

/ 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