Cloud 5: AWS checks Docker box, Azure outage was not end of the world as we know it

Posted by Ron Miller on Nov 21, 2014 9:04:00 AM

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, AWS announcements at re:Invent put competitors on notice it's not standing pat. Google and Microsoft may have deeper pockets than AWS, but it has something they don't have: marketshare. And AWS let its rivals know it's not going to sit idly while they spend billions.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

AWS announcements at re:invent put competitors on notice it's not standing pat

Posted by Ron Miller on Nov 20, 2014 8:57:00 AM

Amazon's head of AWS Andy Jassy was asked about his deep-pocketed rivals, Microsoft and Google last week, and he made it clear he wasn't concerned about their money because in his view AWS could hold its own. He went so far as to say that some day, AWS would make more money for the Amazon empire than Amazon.com. All chest beating aside, AWS certainly let their rivals know they will continue to build out the product and the others can, well, bring it on.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology, Cloud Trends

Driving the shift to digital business

Posted by Mike Vizard on Nov 19, 2014 8:33:00 AM

Just about every business executive these days is repeating a “digital business” mantra without fully understanding what that all entails.

In fact, a poll conducted by the research firm Saugatuck Technology finds that only a quarter of the enterprise leaders surveyed said their companies were already “Fully Engaged” or “Established” in digital business, with 74 percent having no digital footprint just yet.

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Topics: Growing Your MSP Business

Things are getting real in data security regulation

Posted by Intronis Staff on Nov 18, 2014 9:02:00 AM

Managed service providers once had what would be viewed today as a relatively simple responsibility when it comes to their own security and compliance procedures. However, a combination of much higher rates of cybercrime, data breaches and identity theft along with the transforming state of federal regulations, has made things a bit more complicated, and these firms are now also expected to take a stance on privacy protection that was once saved for advocacy groups and the like. 

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Topics: IT Security

Cloud 5: CEOs pushing cloud now, AWS ain't afraid of no Google, and is the datacenter dead?

Posted by Ron Miller on Nov 14, 2014 9:10:00 AM

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, The private cloud has always been a contradictory notion. The private cloud in a private data center isn't really the cloud. In fact, it requires an external host to be a cloud.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

The private cloud has always been a contradictory notion

Posted by Ron Miller on Nov 13, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Yesterday at AWS re:Invent, AWS Senior VP of Web Services Andy Jassy quoting IDC in his presentation, said "by 2020 the distinction between private and public cloud will disappear." It got me thinking where the notion ever came from in the first place.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology

New look, same focus on making IT service providers successful

Posted by Aaron Dun on Nov 12, 2014 8:28:00 AM

It’s been a banner year for Intronis partners. Intronis has transformed itself over the past 12 months with new technologies and new programs designed to help our Partners become more profitable while growing as fast as they desire. Today, we unveil a new look and logo that is designed to reflect this transformation, and how our partners view our partnership.

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Topics: Announcements

Taking Advanced Persistent Threats seriously

Posted by Alan Earls on Nov 11, 2014 12:05:00 PM

According to a recent report from the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), the intellectual property of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) has never been more at risk from “Advanced Persistent Threats” (APTs). APTs are stealthy and continuous computer hacking processes targeting a specific entity. The attacks are hard to detect and even harder to protect against. 

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Topics: Cyber Security

Lots of migrations in the cloud

Posted by Mike Vizard on Nov 10, 2014 8:41:00 AM

A new survey of 400 business and IT professionals conducted by CompTIA, an IT industry association, finds that more than 90 percent of companies are using some form of cloud computing. But what may come as a real surprise is how often those organizations are moving workloads between different types of clouds.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Cloud's becoming norm (or is it?), Dropbox-Office deal and why bare metal makes sense

Posted by Ron Miller on Nov 7, 2014 8:31:00 AM

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. 

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Big IT vendors finally embrace the cloud. The cloud is suddenly all the rage among large IT vendors as they begin to recognize that their customers are venturing into the public cloud, and as they do they need new ways to manage a hybrid environment. Hence the great hybrid cloud epiphany of 2014.

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Topics: Cloud Trends