Monday , 1 May 2017


A Closer Look at IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

IaaS, PaaS and SaaS – Natalie Lehrer, a senior contributor for CloudWedge, says The cloud industry is becoming saturated with buzzwords. With so many terms ending with the phrase “As a Service,” it can become difficult to remember what means what. Here is a short guide to help you with the ‘big three’: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service ... Read More »

For High Availability, Two Clouds are Always Better than One

high availability

High Availability – Orlando Scott-Cowley, Director of Technology Marketing, Mimecast, says: Two is always better than one, right? Well, maybe not always, but when it comes to the cloud computing in the enterprise, two is the way to go. No matter how high the SLA, at one time or another, all cloud-based services will experience an outage, in the same way that ... Read More »

Cloud Collaboration: A CMO’s Perspective

cloud collaboration

– Ali Moinuddin, CMO at Workshare, says: Nearly two years ago, Gartner predicted that the CMO will spend more on IT than the CIO by 2017. While this was particularly surprising in 2012, advanced technologies are now more accessible to marketing professionals than ever – and we have three years to go. In the past, technology was out of reach for marketers’ ... Read More »

Private cloud? Check out OpenStack orchestrator

openstack orchestrator

OpenStack orchestrator – Cloud Expert Diego Andres Sonvico, says: Today, companies are looking at all the different ways to be in the cloud. You might choose to start with a private cloud, but, given the expected evolution of cloud computing, you might want to seriously consider implementing this private cloud with an OpenStack orchestrator. By doing so, you can avoid closing the ... Read More »

Data Backup and Mobile Data

mobile data

Data Backup and Mobile Data Recovering Information Whenever and Wherever It’s Needed – Chris Grossman, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Applications, Rand Secure Data These days, smartphones and tablets are commonplace in the office. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives are widespread and many organizations issue company-owned smartphones and tablets to employees, as well. Unfortunately with corporate data residing on ... Read More »

Tiered Storage in Private Clouds

Tiered Storage in Private Clouds

Tiered Storage in Private Clouds – Randy Bias,  CEO and Co-founder of Cloudscaling, says: Fall of last year I wrote a controversial whitepaper detailing my concerns about how distributed storage was being marketed.  The blog introduction and the whitepaper were both entitled Converged Storage, Wishful Thinking, and Reality.  There was a certain amount of expected blowback from folks at RedHat and Ceph as well as more thoughtful ... Read More »

You’re Paying too much for the Cloud

paying too much for the cloud

  Paying too much for the Cloud – David S. Linthicum, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, says: It’s time to reduce your bills — and that means using the cloud the right way for your needs You can’t go a month without hearing about some price drop by a major cloud computing provider, with others quickly following suit. Though it ... Read More »

Cloud and Things and Big Operational Data

big operational data

Big Operational Data – Lori MacVittie, Principal Technical Evangelist at F5 Networks, says: Software-defined architectures are critical for achieving the right mix of efficiency and scale needed to meet the challenges that will come with the Internet of Things If you’ve been living under a rock (or rack in the data center) you might not have noticed the explosive growth of ... Read More »

Transforming Traditional Roles: Shifting Data Center Architecture from Physical to Virtual

Data Center Architecture

Data Center Architecture – Malcolm Rieke, Director of Product Management, Catbird, says: As IT siloes are coming to an end, traditional roles are reimagined. The modern data center is experiencing unheard-of levels of automation and agility. This is partly due to the advent and accelerated adoption of virtualization and cloud services. The Society of Information Management reports, for instance, that ... Read More »

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