By 2016, Most New IT Spending Will Be In The Cloud In an era when technologies are becoming portable day-by-day and are not anymore limited to user-supervision, cloud computing is a segment which is a new development being made for better business operations. This segment is said to grow exponentially by the year 2016 when it would take the largest portion of investments of both existing & emerging businesses. As per the recent analyses made by Gartner Inc. approximately after two years (since 2013 is about to end), a new era will begin with a wide introduction to and implementation
Fog Computing Is A New Concept Of Data Distribution For the last couple of years there have hardly been any new concepts in cloud computing. But hardly doesn’t mean never. Since the summer of 2013 you might have noticed the appearance of a new trend that has been called Fog Computing. The main purpose of fog computing is to gather services, applications, large data volumes in one place and unite them with the networks of a new generation. The aim is to offer data, computing power, memory and services at a really distributed level. The thing is that today’s data
Where Does The Buck Stop In The Cloud? Who is responsible for outages caused by IaaS failures. Is the relationship between traditional data centers and customers better for small and medium businesses? Consider these two scenarios. One You are hosting your busy website on a cluster of managed dedicated servers located in a trusted data center. You have a close working relationship with the system administrators who manage your servers. They helped you to set up your infrastructure and they understand the needs of your business, acting as first line of defense against outages and performance issues. One morning, your cluster
Cloud Infographic: The History Of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) Managed Service Providers (or local technology providers) stand to benefit the most from such initiatives because they then earn a chance to develop efficient cloud services that score well on simplicity, security, local orientation and economies of scales. This way, the cloud ecosystems will be sufficiently expanded to allow organizations (the end user clients) to utilize cloud services and solutions that are based on acceptable global standards. ProfitBricks provides us with an excellent infographic (Below) detailing the history of the MSP market. Infographic Source: ProfitBricks
Victim of Cloud-Washing? Use VPCs to Compete with the Big Firms As Amazon continues to innovate and deliver new services at an incredible pace it can be a challenge for others in the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) market to keep up. Predicted high growth on public cloud services is causing some existing data center providers to engage in cloud washing – labeling their services as “cloud” or “cloud-enabled”. This leaves genuine CSPs squeezed at both ends – struggling to keep up with Amazon, and struggling to differentiate from cloud washed managed services. Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) provide one way to stand out.
How did the Cloud Transform the World of Change Management? Change management is extremely important for organizations embracing and deciding to go through with all kinds of technology initiatives. However, since much of the focus on cloud services over the last few years have been on Agile, or in general rapid deployments, many fail to realize this concept. Moving your business to a SaaS model (based in the cloud of course) not only has technology implications, but also various business implications. Business operations and processes can be encapsulated as services. Thus, they can be delivered expeditiously. This is even true
Verizon Cloud - Verizon Reinvents the Enterprise Cloud New Verizon Cloud Delivers Enterprise-Class Performance and Unprecedented Control with Startup Flexibility and Speed NEW YORK – Verizon today announced Verizon Cloud – its new cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform and cloud-based object storage service. With this service, Verizon is fundamentally changing how public clouds are built. Large enterprises, mid-size companies and small development shops will get the agility and economic benefit of a generic public cloud along with the reliability and scale of an enterprise-level service with unprecedented control of performance. The public beta for Verizon Cloud will launch in the fourth