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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. […]


Deployment Models, Others

Rising to the Cloud: How Storage as-a-Service has Turned the Industry Inside-out

August 31, 2017

Via: CompareTheCloud

The data storage industry has been turned irrevocably on its head. If you have been working in this fast-changing market for some time, you may remember that, not too long ago, your storage requirements were fulfilled by industry titans. They […]


Service Models

How to Move to a Cloud Subscription Model

August 30, 2017

Via: Talkin' Cloud

It’s a huge issue as software companies move from an all-upfront-charge model to subscriptions in the cloud. Has the last shoe dropped now that data analytics provider Tableau decided to push subscriptions for smoother sales? What must other cloud firms […]


Service Models

Microsoft Joins Hot Open Source PaaS Project Cloud Foundry

August 30, 2017

Via: Talkin' Cloud

The Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley opened in Santa Clara, California, today with announcements by the Cloud Foundry Foundation of a new certification for developers as well as a new member, Microsoft. Several years ago, news of Redmond shelling out […]


Service Models

How to Tune your SaaS Business Model

August 28, 2017

Via: Gartner Blog Network

Three key performance metrics, across different stages of growth, form the foundation of a successful SaaS business model. Technology business unit leaders (especially those new to SaaS) need to understand these metrics to build, optimize and scale a successful positive-cash-flow […]


Service Models

The Cloud – Thank You for Helping SaaS Providers to Step it up a Gear

June 23, 2017

Via: CompareTheCloud

This is a love letter to the Cloud. That’s right, you read that correctly. I love the Cloud and I’m not afraid to say it… A little sappy, I know, but you get where I’m going with this; the Cloud […]


Deployment Models, Others

If Everything is a Service, Why Do We Need Data Centers?

June 1, 2017

Via: Data Center Knowledge

Imagine a remake of the original Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Eerie music is playing during that iconic final scene. The camera closely follows a clerk pushing a crate containing the Ark of the Covenant. It pans […]


Service Models

The 7 Most Likeable SaaS CEOs

June 1, 2017

Via: Talkin' Cloud

We’ve already explored what traits the best CEOs have in common, but who exactly are the most likeable CEOs in the SaaS industry? Owler has released its 2017 Owler National Likeability Study which evaluates how well liked CEOs are relative […]


Service Models

SaaS App Use Up 33 Percent Over Last Year

May 30, 2017

Via: Talkin' Cloud

The average company uses 16 SaaS apps, up 33 percent from a year ago, according to BetterCloud’s 2017 State of the SaaS-Powered Workplace Report. By 2020, nearly three in four respondents said that 80 percent or more of their apps will […]


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. […]


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, […]


Service Models

Salesforce Sees Increasing Demand on Expanded Cloud Lineup

May 22, 2017

Via: Talkin' Cloud

Salesforce.com Inc., attracting more customers with a bigger lineup of products, boosted its annual revenue forecast and bolstered optimism about future sales growth for its cloud-based services. Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff has been buying companies and investing in technologies […]


Service Models

Adobe continues its march to the cloud

May 10, 2017

Via: Computerworld

Maybe I haven’t shown Adobe enough love in the past year. For whatever reason, the company reached out to me and offered an exclusive insight into news coming up at its Summit EMEA, and the chance to sit down (virtually, […]


Service Models

IaaS Industry Consolidation Won’t Curb Oracle Cloud Plans, VP Says

April 26, 2017

Via: Talkin' Cloud

If you follow the Gartner Magic Quadrant for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) closely each year you would have noticed that in the 2016 edition, no new vendors were added, while five vendors were removed. According to Gartner, market consolidation […]


Service Models

IaaS Industry Consolidation Won’t Curb Oracle Cloud Plans

April 24, 2017

Via: Data Center Knowledge

If you follow the Gartner Magic Quadrant for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) closely each year you would have noticed that in the 2016 edition, no new vendors were added, while five vendors were removed. According to Gartner, market consolidation […]


Deployment Models, Others

Your cloud choice: Succeed slowly or fail fast

April 19, 2017

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

If you want proof that what I’ve been advising for years is true, check out this research on cloud computing from The Register: Planning pays off when it comes to cloud migration and deployments. The Register found that most companies don’t […]


Global Cloud

How to decide between cloud, on-premise and As-a-Service

April 12, 2017

Via: Network World Cloud Computing

Deciding whether and how to use cloud computing is a complex, and made all the more complicated by the overwhelming number of vendors and products. What’s more, hybrid and multicloud approaches blur the lines between the cloud and on-premise deployment […]


Service Models

Skytap launches new container management solution

April 11, 2017

Via: The Diversity Blog

It was only a handful of years ago that the only time the topic of containers came up were at obscure open source conferences or, more usually, when someone was looking for a place to put the bulk load of […]


Service Models

AWS is moving beyond IaaS and PaaS

April 4, 2017

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

Last week, Amazon Web Services launched Amazon Connect, a cloud-based contact center service. The objective is to provide enterprises with an easier-to-use and faster-to-deploy call center system. But there’s deeper meaning to Amazon Connect than simply a new service from […]


Global Cloud

Cloud computing for startups

April 3, 2017

Via: CompareTheCloud

Startups are playing an increasingly important role in the national economy. According to figures analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs, 608,100 new businesses were formed in 2015, an increase of 4.6 per cent compared with the previous year. However, it […]