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Author Archives: Ilissa MIller

The Cloud’s Effect on Procurement

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  The Cloud’s Effect on Procurement – Dave Bowen, CEO, MM4 and Managing Director, Procurement Services, Xchanging Americas Cloud hosting has rapidly shifted from an expensive thing of the future to an affordable and increasingly attractive business solution. Price wars between giants like Google and Amazon, and the emergence of a growing number of smaller players have driven prices down, ... Read More »

Is my Business prepared to Move to Cloud?

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– Stan Roach, Chief Customer Officer at Agiliron, says: The next battle for market share is not online—it’s in the cloud. With the major cloud players and startups competing neck-and-neck to outbid each other and introduce better technology to make cloud computing even more attractive, businesses have never had it so good. As CRN magazine reports, 2014 will see businesses spending upward of $ 100 ... Read More »

Insight on Developing a Data Center Skillset

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Data Center Skillset Founder and CEO of Compass Datacenters, Chris Crosby, is a noted speaker at theCritical Facilities Summit, on September 29th through October 1st at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. The Critical Facilities Summit recently spoke with Crosby about the role of data center facility professionals and how that role has evolved over the years. Crosby’s presentation will provide insight ... Read More »

Cross-Regional Data Integration for the New Age of Data Centers

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Cross-Regional Data Integration – Frank Huerta, CEO, TransLattice, says: Like any industry, the database sector sometimes sets and sometimes follows the newest trends. These trends appear due to technology innovations either within the database sector or in a related field, creating disruptions that spur more innovation. At times, the hype surrounding a trend is unwarranted and soon fades. At other ... Read More »

The New Requirements for App Delivery

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Requirements for App Delivery – Lori MacVittie, senior technical marketing manager at F5 Networks (, says: Application delivery, as defined as its own little corner of the network industry, has been fairly focused on assuring the performance, security and availability of applications since its inception back around 2003. Oh, the ways in which those three core tenets have been supported by application ... Read More »

Workspace-as-a-Service Innovator Sees 330% Growth in 2014 with Cloud Workspace Suite


  Workspace-as-a-Service – Seth Bostock, President and COO of IndependenceIT, says: With the increasing demand for mobile and device-independent access to applications and data, organizations are seeking competitive solutions to capitalize on these requirements and further improve infrastructure. Businesses are also demanding greater scalability and agility for workplace IT that allows users to work anywhere, anytime and on any device. The ... Read More »

The Next Wave of SMB SaaS


SMB SaaS – Jason M. Lemkin, Managing Director at Storm Ventures, says: If you look at the SaaS companies that have IPO’d to date, you’ll see one common theme:  almost all sell to Large Enterprises, either almost entirely (Veeva, Workday), mainly (Salesforce, Cornerstone), or in large part (Box, coming). It just makes sense.  The reason isn’t just because Large Enterprises have ... Read More »

The Four Tenets of Cloud Computing

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– Thanh Lam,spokesperson for IBM Cloud Computing, says: I develop technical training course content for IBM Lab Services and Training cloud computing curriculum. In the beginning level courses, I assume attendees have no previous background in cloud computing. It helps to talk about simple things that students can memorize and use as the base to learn more complex concepts of cloud computing. I ... Read More »

2014 and Beyond: The Data Center Trends We Should Be Focused On

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Data Center Trends – Derek Granath, senior director, product management, Extreme Networks, says: We’ve become very used to the flood of prediction articles at the beginning of every year, but with half the year already behind us, I think it’s important to examine what trends stuck and what we need to be focused on for the remainder of 2014. Here ... Read More »

Cloudify 3.0 – Bringing New Intelligence to Cloud Orchestration

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– Yaron Parasol, VP of Product at GigaSpaces Technologies, says: Yesterday, GigaSpaces Technologies announced it has completely re-architected its Cloudify offering to provide Intelligent Orchestration of applications on the cloud. With this product rewrite, the new Cloudify orchestration platform simplifies the application deployment, management and scaling experience on OpenStack, VMware vSphere and other clouds and environments. In current orchestration models, most tools focus primarily on application ... Read More »

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