Ron Miller

Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is 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: VMworld takeaways, containers 101 and Azure VM price cuts

Posted by Ron Miller on Sep 4, 2015 8:55:51 AM

Cloud 5Welcome 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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Cloud 5: Intel's cloud investment, Alibaba's AI, lightning strikes Google

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 28, 2015 9:15:00 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, OpenStack makes some important friends. OpenStack turned five last month. This week it made some important friends who want to help accelerate the open source cloud project.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

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OpenStack makes some important friends

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 26, 2015 1:30:00 PM

It was quite a week for OpenStack, the open source Infrastructure as a Service offering, which received big backing from the likes of Intel and Goldman Sachs this week.

OpenStack was founded back in 2010 with backing from Rackspace, NASA and others. It was developed as an open source alternative to the growing hegemony of Amazon Web Services. As good as AWS's offering was, it was essentially a black box controlled by Amazon—and many craved for a more transparent alternative.

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Cloud 5: Defining the cloud (again) and why Windows 10 phones home

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 21, 2015 9:30:00 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, China is the next cloud computing frontier. China represents an enormous market opportunity for US cloud companies, but don't expect Chinese internet companies to simply cede the market to them without a fight.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

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China is the next cloud computing frontier

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 20, 2015 5:24:35 PM

When cloud vendors turn their eyes to China, they see a huge market, but don't expect China to simply cede the market to western technology giants. It plans to compete in its own right in a big way.

Just this week, according to a report in the Taiwanese publication Want ChinaTimesthe Chinese are working hard to encourage a domestic cloud business. What's more, there is some feeling in China, according to that article, that it can compete because it believes the western market is really just starting too.

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Cloud 5: Cloud and analytics, AWS startup program

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 14, 2015 10:04:20 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, Cloud and IoT were made for each other. When you consider the massive data requirements that Internet of Things will bring as sensors supply a constant stream of information, the cloud and its elastic resources appears to be the perfect match.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

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Cloud and IoT were made for each other

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 13, 2015 4:57:34 PM

When the cloud first established itself, it was about providing resources in a more efficient fashion. Today as we enter the age of the Internet of Things with sensors giving off ever-bigger piles of data, the cloud will play an important role in processing and storing it.

Although predictions for the Internet of Things are all over the map, Cisco believes that 50 billion connected devices will be in place by 2020, while Morgan Stanley is predicting 75 billion. Gartner says there are already 4.9 billion in place this year. Accenture believes we are talking about an astonishing market potential of $14 trillion. Cisco has cited the same number.

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Topics: Cloud Trends, IoT

Cloud 5: RedHat launches OpenStack product, GE's cloud play

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 7, 2015 10:53:28 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, Alibaba's Ready to Take on the Cloud Infrastructure Market. Alibaba is making a billion dollar bet on the cloud infrastructure market, but even with all its money, the company is going to have its work cut out for it competing against the likes of Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

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Alibaba's Ready to Take on the Cloud Infrastructure Market

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 6, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Last week, Alibaba decided to get more serious about the world cloud infrastructure market, announcing a billion dollar investment in its cloud computing arm, Aliyun.

The billion dollars could be considered a shot across the bow of Amazon Web Services, as well as its rivals Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer, and a host of others.

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Cloud 5: Hybrid benefits, AWS hard to beat and cloud as new standard

Posted by Ron Miller on Jul 17, 2015 9:42:38 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, Rethinking businesses processes in the cloud. The cloud affords businesses the opportunity to rethink how they do everything and they should take advantage to redesign and streamline their business processes.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

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