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Gartner: How Do the Mega-Vendors’ Cloud Strategies Compare – Update

Back in April I started to compare the mega-vendor’s revenues and strategies related to how cloud changes everything.  With Oracle’s Q4 2017 out of the way, I thought I would update the material. Cloud-based business applications, or SaaS, describe and support what a business actually does, and are therefore more important to a CEO and business […]

Microsoft: Application Modernization is a journey

I’ve recently been working with many customers who find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to legacy applications. They have several hundred or thousands of applications running in what was once a modern approach, but in today’s world lack the ability to gain all the benefits available in modern architectures. In the customer engagements […]

AWS Video: Sixgill Increases System Performance by Hundreds of Percent Using ScaleArc and AWS Marketplace

Amazon Web Services
By using AWS and ScaleArc to power its sensor ingestion services, Sixgill is able to analyze and process on average 3 TB of sensor data per day from 50 million devices. Sixgill provides a complete platform-as-a-service solution that enables unified ingestion and processing of sensor data for the rapid and uniform development of enterprise applications. […]

Microsoft on Protecting Windows Server 2016 using Azure Backup

The IT industry is excited about the general availability of Windows Server 2016 with enhancements to Active Directory, Hyper-V failover clustering, remote desktop services, and file and storage services. Windows Server 2016 is being widely run on physical as well as virtual environments such as Hyper-V and VMware VM and is used for hosting server […]

An Introduction to AWS: A Platform Overview – #AWS Session Video

Amazon Web Services
AWS provides on-demand computing resources and services in the cloud with pay-as-you-go pricing. This session produces a foundational understanding of AWS and illustrates how tapping into AWS resources rather than depending on your own is like purchasing electricity from a power company instead of running your own generator. Using AWS services delivers many of the […]

VMware: 5 Guidelines for the Enterprise Cloud Revolution

Sanjay Poonen, VMware’s chief operating officer (COO) for customer operations, recently had the opportunity to share his thoughts on the evolution of cloud. At the Collision Conference in New Orleans, May 2–4, 2017, Poonen centered his talk around the following five guidelines. Hybrid cloud computing is the definitive model. Focus on “as-a-strategy”—software (SaaS), infrastructure (IaaS), […]

Gartner names Microsoft Azure as a leader in the Cloud IaaS MQ

As customers bet more and more on Cloud to drive digital transformation within their organizations, we’re seeing tremendous usage of Azure. Recently, Forbes reported a study done by Cowen and Company Equity Research, and stated that Microsoft Azure is the most used Public Cloud as well as most likely to be renewed or purchased. More […]

Cost Transparency in the era of Digital Transformation

Flexera Software
C-level executives are turning to digital transformation initiatives to help drive better business decisions and stay competitive.  The challenge many run into is a lack of visibility into the IT spend. Where is the money going, and is it providing the innovation needed to move the organization into the future? According to a 2016 Gartner […]

Forrester: Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Forrester Research
Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago — that’s annual growth of 30%. And we see the public cloud services market reaching $236 billion by 2020. What does this mean for cloud security? This rapid shift to […]

What Challenges do Organizations Face when Attempting to Migrate to the Cloud?

Today, it seems like just about everyone wants to jump into the cloud due to the high expectations for cost-savings, agility and efficiency. However, while any migration brings challenges, moving to the cloud requires a lot of up-front planning, and it is important for organizations to work with the right technical experts since these projects […]

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