IBM to Acquire SoftLayer to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Computing in the Enterprise IBM to Form New Cloud Services Division ARMONK, N.Y. – 04 Jun 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc., the world’s largest privately held cloud computing infrastructure provider. The acquisition will strengthen IBM’s leadership position in cloud computing and will help speed business adoption of public and private cloud solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. “As businesses add public cloud capabilities to their on-premise IT systems, they need enterprise-grade reliability, security and management. To address this opportunity, IBM has built a portfolio of
Cloud Computing: Cloud Pricing Models – Part 4 Continued From Part 3 Elastic pricing or Pay-as-you-Use model Under elastic pricing for cloud pricing, customers are charged based on their usage and consumption of a service. An elastic pricing structure makes users keenly aware of the cost of doing business and consuming a resource, since the cost comes out of their pockets, or, in the enterprise world, their own budgets. And with awareness of the costs comes more efficient and selective usage, thus resulting in less waste and lower costs. Fixed or Subscription based pricing Fixed recurring pricing is the simplest
EquaTerra Survey Reveals Steady Growth of Cloud Computing Outsourcing in 2011 Cloud computing will dominate IT outsourcing market while demand for outsourcing and third-party services is expected to grow moderately in 2011, the fourth quarter 2010 Pulse survey by EquaTerra revealed. The survey reflects business and IT service market activity during fourth quarter of last year, and those polled include global business and IT service providers like ACS, a Xerox company, Atos Origin, Caliber Point, Capgemini, Ceridian, Cognizant, CSC, HCL Technologies, HP, IBM, ICG Commerce, Mercer, Outsource Partners International, Steria, Syntel, TCS, and Wipro. The Pulse surveys focus on using
Here are some useful cloud based chart illustrations on the future and direction of cloud computing. Thanks to our friends at: MineCast and Famapr for the research and insights.