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: Cloud as great leveller, RightScale cloud survey, HP cloud exec shuffle

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 27, 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, Public cloud is where disruption will happen. One analyst suggested in a Tweet Storm that the only cloud that mattered is public cloud and the rest is basically a garbage bin set of terms to please the markets. I can't totally disagree, but I also know a hybrid mix of public and private computing is going to exist for a long time to come.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Public Cloud Is Where Disruption Happens

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 23, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Today on Twitter, analyst Simon Wardley put out a series of provocative tweets regarding the value of the public cloud. The gist of Wardley's Tweet storm was that all of the value in the cloud is found in public cloud services and that the goal of every data center from this point forward should be to get to data center zero—in other words no more data center.

That's a bold statement.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology, Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Cloud-savvy grads, Amazon disruptors, leading IaaS providers

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 20, 2015 8:59:49 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 Industry and Technology, Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Dissing private cloud, Hadoop in cloud, Shadow IT concerns

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 13, 2015 8:56:51 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 brokers could help navigate growing cloud complexity. The cloud was supposed to simplify everything, but as it turns out when you start layering on multiple services and mixing and matching with on-premises it can get pretty darn complicated. That's where cloud service brokers might be able to help. They're a new breed of cloud consultant.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology, The Cloud 5, Cloud Trends

Cloud brokers could help navigate growing cloud complexity

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 12, 2015 1:51:59 PM

The cloud was supposed to make everything easier, leaving you to concentrate on what you do best and handing off the configuration, updates, and management to the cloud vendor. But as companies make the move to the cloud, many are finding that there are a range of issues involved with running a hybrid environment—and that's where the cloud service broker could come in.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Keeping hackers at bay, cloud migration errors, what's next for cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 6, 2015 9:33:33 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 could be a silver lining when weather disaster strikes. The snow won't stop falling this winter and it's been so bad in New England many folks haven't been able to get to work where the work is piling up like the snow in your driveway. If your company uses cloud services, you could continue to operate even when you can't make it to the building.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

The cloud could be a silver lining when weather disaster strikes

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 5, 2015 1:14:43 PM

We've had a lot of snow the past couple of weeks in New England. It's been record-setting, which is a bit crazy even for a region that's widely known for having harsh winters. All this snow got me thinking about work closings and the power of the cloud to let you access your work, even when you can't drive in for whatever reason.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

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

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