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Category: Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)


Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Service Models

SOA versus microservices: What’s the difference?

September 6, 2018

Via: Thoughts on Cloud

If you work in IT, you might have heard the SOA versus microservices debate. After all, everyone is talking about microservices and agile applications these days. At first glance, the two approaches sound very similar. In some ways, they are. […]


Cloud clients, Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Service Models

IBM and SAP: Extending a partnership built on trust

June 6, 2018

Via: Thoughts on Cloud

When I talk to enterprises about their digital business strategy, it’s clear that there can be no one-size-fits-all approach to cloud. Companies have a broad spectrum of needs and want the flexibility to run their workloads across any platform without […]


Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Service Models

Here’s Who Made Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant For Cloud IaaS

June 1, 2018

Via: CRN

Only The Hyper-Scalers Remain Last year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud infrastructure-as-a-Service was chock full of cloud providers. The 2017 report even picked up a few companies from the previous year, seeming to suggest the trend of market consolidation in […]


Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS), Service Models

Why a bare-metal cloud provider might be just what you need

March 28, 2018

Via: Network World Cloud Computing

Cloud services, particularly infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service, are well established, but in some cases customers demand more — more control, more access to hardware, more performance, and the ability to pick their own operating environment. In those cases, they are looking […]


Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Service Models

Cloud Leaderboard: AWS, Microsoft, IBM And Google Continue Infrastructure Dominance

February 26, 2018

Via: CRN

The largest cloud providers only increased their overall dominance in 2017, expanding share in a market still growing at an astronomical rate, according to a report released Friday by Synergy Research Group. Spending on cloud infrastructure services (IaaS, PaaS and […]


Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Service Models

Accelerating the benefits of cognitive solutions with cloud managed services

September 6, 2017

Via: Thoughts on Cloud

A recent internal IBM survey found that 70 percent of IT leaders are looking to expand the capabilities of their IT landscape by integrating cognitive technology. As mentioned in previous Thoughts on Cloud blog posts, deploying your IT environment with […]


Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Service Models

When it comes to cloud, one size does not fit all

September 1, 2017

Via: Network World Cloud Computing

While the cloud market is very competitive, enterprises are making it clear that when it comes to cloud, one size does not fit all. They can’t build their businesses by just relying on infrastructure-as-a-serve (IaaS) and committing to one vendor. […]


Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Service Models

How the Cloud is Helping Businesses Evolve Communication

June 6, 2017

Via: CompareTheCloud

Cloud-based technology is helping businesses evolve smarter, quicker, simpler communications strategies that many only dreamed possible just a few short years ago. Over the last ten years, corporations and companies both big and small have spent big money – and […]


Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Service Models

Need to Know Before Choosing an IaaS Provider 

May 25, 2017

Via: CompareTheCloud

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) adoption is spreading at a rapid pace. According to Gartner’s findings, the IaaS market has been growing by more than 40 percent per annum since 2011, with revenues expected to reach $34.6 billion in 2017. […]


Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Service Models

Are VMs more secure than containers?

May 22, 2017

Via: Network World Cloud Computing

We often say, “HTTPS is secure,” or “HTTP is not secure.” But what we mean is that “HTTPS is hard to snoop and makes man-in-the-middle attacks difficult” or “my grandmother has no trouble snooping HTTP.” Nevertheless, HTTPS has been hacked, […]