Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, SoftLayer, Azure and OpenStack are category leaders, but hundreds of smaller cloud providers are flourishing in the growing cloud computing industry. Linode is one example, highlighted recently at GigaOM Structure, where large and small companies comprise half of Linode’s customers and individuals comprise the other half. Cloud computing isn’t […]
IC3 spoke with an IT director at a regional hospital who is coming to IC3 to learn best practices and kick start public cloud initiatives at his company. He’s all about quick wins with disaster recovery, storage and archiving. Like other IT managers, he sees the vision for IT automation in the cloud, but doesn’t know […]
The enterprise IT industry faces a massive transition. The economics of cloud computing are causing IT organizations to rapidly adopt lean practices. The provisioning, installation and management of IT infrastructure is a $400 billion industry, with more than 1 million employees in the US. The quality, affordability and efficiencies of cloud computing are displacing more […]
What’s worse, the outage or poor communication? Office365 Exchange was offline today for 7+ hours, cutting off oxygen for millions of email users. The 100+ posts at the admin portal suggest that the outage wasn’t as disruptive as having limited visibility into the remedy. The good news is that this is the first service disruption […]
Quentin Hardy hands Seattle a cloud crown as HP joins Azure, Google and AWS to set up shop in Seatown. Seattle may understand IT better than the Valley (heresy, I know). Salesforce and Rackspace may beg to differ.
The datacenter is changing from servers, storage and interconnects to an API. IDC predicts a $100 billion cloud computing market and a 25% growth rate in 2014. Gartner predicts $131 billion in 2014. This year is a big inflection point for the industry, similar to the change from centralized computing (mainframes) to client/server in the […]