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's trillion dollar dream, Tesla's cloud lesson, Box IPO surge

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 30, 2015 9:40:00 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, Hybrid cloud is a concept, not a market. I was taken aback in a conversation with a large-company cloud executive last week when he referred to the hybrid cloud as a market. To me, it's just a concept, not a sales channel.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Hybrid Cloud is a concept, not a market

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 27, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Last week I was having a conversation with a large-company cloud executive and he referred to hybrid cloud as a market to be exploited. I was a little taken aback because I have always seen it as a concept, not a sales tool.

For those of you who might not know what hybrid means, it's simply the idea that you have a combination of on-premises and public cloud infrastructure, platform, and software.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Fuss-free OpenStack, Green clouds and IBM cloud revenue

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 23, 2015 9:30:48 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, Rumored MacBook Air could be the ultimate cloud machine. There is a rumor that the next MacBook Air will be built without so much as a single port. And you know what? We don't need no stinkin' ports.

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

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Cloud value, Cloud IaaS frenzied pace, Pricing war chart

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 16, 2015 9:06:34 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, Leveraging Shadow IT. Many IT pros very likely see shadow IT as a nuisance and a direct attack on their authority, but what if they looked at it differently and saw it as a pointer to cool tools that your users actually like?

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

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Leveraging Shadow IT

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 15, 2015 11:25:05 AM

I'm willing to bet that the prevailing wisdom among many CIOs is that Shadow IT is a problem where employees are using unauthorized applications and putting the company at risk. They see it as something to be controlled, but if they were to look at it a bit differently, they might find their workers actually could be pointing them to some viable solutions.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology

Cloud 5: 2014 cloud outages report, faster, cheaper cloud and IoT clouds

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 9, 2015 10:04:00 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 link, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Rumored MacBook Air could be the ultimate cloud machine. There is a rumor that the next Macbook Air will be built without so much as a single port. And you know what? We don't need no stinkin' ports. We have the cloud. 

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Rumored MacBook Air could be the ultimate cloud machine

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 8, 2015 8:49:02 AM

This week, we heard rumors about a new MacBook Air design that will eliminate all ports. That's right, not so much as a USB port to plug in your thumb drive. Some might think it's about design uber alles, but I think if it's true, it would be the ultimate high-end cloud machine.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: OpenStack yearly review, Microsoft cloud ambitions and three wishes for 2015

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 2, 2015 10:10:00 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 cloud is so much more than shared resources. I got a comment recently offering the argument that cloud computing was nothing more than a rehash of shared mainframe resources with some fancy marketing to make it sound new, but the cloud is so much more than that.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

The cloud is so much more than shared compute resources

Posted by Ron Miller on Dec 30, 2014 10:15:00 AM

I got a comment on last week's post suggesting the cloud was nothing more than an updated version of the mainframe. After all, back in the day we logged into dumb terminals to access a set of resources and how different is this from accessing infrastructure on AWS? I've seen this argument before, which states the cloud as a concept is just marketing hype and it's simply a rehash of this earlier idea. While it's true there are some similarities, there are major differences too.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

2015 Could be the year the cloud finally comes of age

Posted by Ron Miller on Dec 24, 2014 8:30:00 AM

As a technology journalist, I've been writing about cloud computing for so long, it feels like it should have been mainstream for years now, but the fact is that most companies take a go-slow approach to any new technology. The cloud has not been spared this effect, but it looks like next year, we could finally see the cloud come of age.

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Topics: Cloud Trends