Ron Miller

Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is editor at FierceContentManagement, contributing editor at EContent Magazine, and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. Ron blogs about cloud technology and the cloud services market for Intronis.
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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

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

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

Cloud 5: Cloud in 2020, data clouds and robots in the cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Oct 31, 2014 9:14:42 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.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Big IT vendors finally embrace cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Oct 30, 2014 8:30:00 AM

For big IT vendors, 2014 will be remembered as the year they fully embraced the cloud. Surely some have dabbled in it along the way to various degrees, but this year, they went all in -- and they acknowledged the public cloud too. Whether we are talking HP, IBM, EMC, Cisco, Oracle or Red Hat; they are all here to tell you they are the cloud vendor you have been waiting for -- really.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

GE Leads Enterprise Charge To Public Cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Oct 27, 2014 8:30:00 AM

GE has big plans to close most of its data centers and move to the public cloud. When I was talking about this story idea last week with my editor, she was surprised by the idea that GE, an industrial giant that makes appliances and ginormous things like jet engines, railroad locomotives and wind turbines would be progressive enough to make a major move to the cloud like this — but in an interview with InfoWorld recently, GE COO of IT Chris Drumgoole said GE was in fact making a big move to the public cloud.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Hybrid cloud center stage, Microsoft cloud in a box, Red Hat CEO talks cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Oct 24, 2014 9:24:00 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.

This week we look at big companies focusing on hybrid cloud computing, Microsoft's new cloud in a box, and Red Hat's CEO talking cloud.

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Topics: The Cloud 5, Cloud Trends

Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

Posted by Ron Miller on Oct 21, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Google's Chromebook is a cheap alternative to a more expensive Windows or Mac PC or laptop, but up until recently it lacked any specific administrative oversight tools for enterprise IT. While IT might have liked the price tag, they may have worried about the lack of an integrated tool suite for managing a fleet of Chromebooks. That's changed with release of Chromebook for Work, a new program designed to give IT that control they crave for Chromebooks.

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Topics: Cloud Trends