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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The cloud is the glue that keeps us connected

Posted by Ron Miller on May 22, 2015 12:08:07 PM

Even though the cloud remains a somewhat nebulous term to the population at large, nearly everyone has a sense that it allows us to keep our digital lives in order and access content from any device, anywhere, anytime (as long as there is an Internet connection—and even sometimes when there's not).

At a simple level, it's how you can save your photos or documents and access them from anywhere. But the cloud is really the connective tissue for so much more, and it's allowed mobile to take off on several levels.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology, Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Google price drop, future connected cloud, DR in the cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on May 22, 2015 10:13:00 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, Oracle doesn't find the cloud funny anymore. Larry Ellison famously made fun of the Cloud back in 2008. Oracle plans to provide 95% of its offerings in cloud by fall. Guess the cloud isn't a joke any more.

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

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Topics: The Cloud 5, Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Crime fighting in cloud, cloud in Africa, cloud by numbers

Posted by Ron Miller on May 15, 2015 9:06:55 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, Oracle doesn't find the cloud funny anymore. Larry Ellison famously made fun of the cloud back in 2008. Oracle plans to provide 95 percent of its offerings in cloud by fall. Guess it's not a joke anymore.

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

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Oracle doesn't find the cloud funny anymore

Posted by Ron Miller on May 13, 2015 3:03:49 PM

Back in 2008 Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison famously ridiculed cloud computing as fashion-driven gibberish.

"The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion. Maybe I'm an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It's complete gibberish. It's insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?," Ellison once stated about cloud computing.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: OpenStack Kilo APIs, Oracle reaches for cloud, Google backs Docker Rival

Posted by Ron Miller on May 8, 2015 11:35:00 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.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Cloud takes over, explaining cloud ROI and HP's cloud adventures

Posted by Ron Miller on May 1, 2015 9:00:00 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 still bigger than all rivals combined. For all the bluster from its rivals in the cloud market. Amazon Web Services has more market share than all of them combined. But Microsoft is pushing hard to be number 2.

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

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Topics: Cloud Trends

AWS market share still bigger than all rivals combined

Posted by Ron Miller on Apr 30, 2015 3:18:00 PM

The latest quarterly report on the cloud market from Synergy Research Group shows that Amazon Web Services is bigger than all its rivals combined. While the market continues to grow and each member of the pack has its special strengths, it's an AWS market share world, and everyone else is just playing along right now.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology

There's piles of money in the cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Apr 24, 2015 2:30:00 PM

Amazon broke out its AWS revenue yesterday for the first time, and the results were so impressive, it makes you wonder why it didn't do it sooner. Here's the thing though, every cloud vendor is experiencing growth and there's evidence that the cloud will continue to grow substantially over the next several years.

In other words, there's plenty of money still be found in the cloud. This is in spite of the fact that cloud services are absurdly cheap, and for the most part continuing to get cheaper all the time.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology, Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: The AWS story, Apple-IBM partnership, container primer

Posted by Ron Miller on Apr 24, 2015 9:47:27 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 cloud transition has arrived. Cloud computing has surely arrived, and a recent survey conducted by 451 Research suggests that usage is surprisingly stable across the world. What's really surprising though is that the survey found IT on-premises budgets have dropped below 50 percent.

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

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Topics: Cloud Trends

The cloud transition has arrived

Posted by Ron Miller on Apr 20, 2015 12:00:00 PM

While many companies have begun the journey to the cloud, they are often living in parallel universes. In one, they maintain older legacy systems. In the other, they have moved workloads to cloud. That means they have to figure out how to manage both worlds.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology

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