Tag: cloud computing

cloud computing confusion
Confusion and complexity reign in the age of the cloud

Confusion and complexity reign in the age of the cloud

Most of the focus for the past few years has been on making the transition to the cloud. As it turns out, though, many IT organizations are experiencing significant challenges once they get there. The top one is, of course,...

/ May 29, 2018
How cloud computing creates a need for service providers to transform

How cloud computing creates a need for service providers to transform

The shift to cloud computing is starting to have a profound impact on how and where IT service providers are setting up operations centers. Historically, many IT service providers would either build their own data centers or employ infrastructure they...

/ May 24, 2018
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
Little reliance on cloud marketplaces to acquire services

Little reliance on cloud marketplaces to acquire 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