Monday, February 8, 2016

Cloud computing: It’s not just a game

“The Cloud” is often talked about as this ethereal concept, and even we are guilty of focusing our own cloud talk on the transformational benefits the cloud can have on enterprise IT, but there is so much more to it – what about the direct impact of the cloud in the day-to-day life of the average consumer?

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Gartner ranks AWS & Microsoft top of the IaaS heap

Jon Berkeley

At the tail end of last year, Lydia Leong at Gartner released the 2015 Critical Capabilities for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide report to help organizations select an IaaS provider. They ended up comparing 15 public cloud IaaS services against eight critical capabilities in four use cases.

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Which security topics are AWS users most interested in?


Our partners have great things to say. One of those partners is AWS, and they’ve been kind enough to highlight the most popular security posts on their blog from the past year. See our take on a few of those posts.

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CES 2016: Consumer tech in the cloud


This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas was, more than ever, all about smart home, the Internet of Things (IoT), and greater connectivity in general – all of which wouldn’t be possible without the cloud. Below are some of my favorite technologies coming out of CES powered by cloud computing and web hosting.

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AWS News: Price drops will continue to spur cloud adoption

If you haven’t yet seen the news, this week AWS kicked off the new year by announcing that they’re reducing the price of three types of EC2 instances by five percent– C4, M4 and R3–running standard Linux in regions across the globe.

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AWS: What lies ahead in 2016?


Our week of predictions wraps up this week, as we start the new year and look ahead at what’s in store for the cloud. Today we’ll look at AWS, our partner for more than five years. What can we expect to see in 2016?

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2016 Prediction: Organizations crave service-oriented, custom, proactive MSPs

Image: MavenTM

Continuing our look ahead into 2016, I wanted to delve into the cloud industry from a customer service perspective. It’s no question the cloud consumption model has changed over the years, and organizations big and small are trying to keep up with the ever-changing landscape. As we look to the next 12 months, here are some predictions for what organizations …

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2015: An Azure year in review


2015 was a big year for the cloud computing industry. It was so big that many industry influencers, including Fredric Paul at Network World, are going as far as calling 2015 the “year of the cloud.” Microsoft was no exception to this rule – let’s dive into some of their biggest updates and take a closer look at what they mean to you.

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Looking ahead at Big Data

It’s the week for predictions, as we start a new year and look ahead at what is in store for the cloud. Yesterday, we discussed 2016 from a managed services perspective and today I want to look at the upcoming trends around big data.

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2016: The Year of the MSP


As more organizations continue to adopt and migrate infrastructure to the cloud in 2016, managed service providers (MSPs) will play an even more crucial role in architecting and overseeing IT infrastructure, helping businesses comprehend the complexity of platforms and services, and explaining and helping organizations meet regulatory requirements.

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Making sense of a rapidly changing industry

With an industry as large and ever-changing as the cloud computing industry, there is bound to be a good dose of public confusion and concern about how these changes affect their IT infrastructure.

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The power Big Data analytics provides

Cloud makes enterprise-grade big data analytics widely available

We’ve stressed before the importance of big data, and how it can effectively help your business grow. Of course, simply having that data is not enough. You have to harness its power by analyzing and deploying that data.

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