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: OpenStack's maturing, United's phablets, and NAS is not cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Dec 12, 2014 8:30:27 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, Cloud begins to take hold in the C-suite. A recent survey of 1000 C-suite executives found surprisingly broad support for hybrid clouds, which seems to show that the cloud as a whole is mainstreaming as executives see the value in moving certain workloads there.

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

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud begins to take hold in the C-suite

Posted by Ron Miller on Dec 11, 2014 8:30:00 AM

A recent study by consulting firm Avanade found broad support for hybrid cloud solutions in the C-Suite. The distinction here is that executives outside of IT, who are increasingly controlling technology budgets and are making technology decisions are bullish on hybrid solutions.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Amazon ups price war ante, Microsoft talks cloud and OpenStack dominates

Posted by Ron Miller on Dec 5, 2014 9:56:00 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

Wait, going to the cloud could create jobs?

Posted by Ron Miller on Nov 26, 2014 8:30:00 AM

A common belief among IT pros, and perhaps one of the reasons they have resisted the cloud for so long is that it would reduce the number of IT jobs. The theory goes if you are closing data centers, chances are you are going to need fewer people, but is that really the case? I'm beginning to think it's not and here's why.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

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

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