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: Oracle's cloud strategy, price wars rage on

Posted by Ron Miller on Sep 23, 2016 10:20:19 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, Adobe has struck gold since moving to the cloud. Adobe has been on quite a run since it moved to the cloud, with 10 straight quarters of record revenue.

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

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Adobe has struck gold since moving to the cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Sep 22, 2016 1:58:01 PM

If you need proof that a company can successfully transition to the cloud, look no further than Adobe, the creative software company that announced it was moving to a cloud subscription model in 2013 after 27 years selling boxed software.

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Oracle so desperately wants to be a cloud player now

Posted by Ron Miller on Sep 21, 2016 1:15:11 PM

Oracle has been holding its Open World customer conference this week in San Francisco, and that noise you hear is Larry Ellison pounding his chest and telling the world he's coming for AWS.

All I can say is good luck, because they have a long, long road ahead of them, and it's going to take more than bluster to get there.

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Cloud 5: Google's big cloud victory, why public cloud wins

Posted by Ron Miller on Sep 16, 2016 9:20:49 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.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Google Cloud brings Evernote into the fold with a big cloud win. Google's enterprise cloud business scored a big victory this week when it landed Evernote, but the deal wasn't in isolation. It was part of a wider trend of companies moving to the public cloud.

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

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Google Cloud brings Evernote into the fold with a big cloud win

Posted by Ron Miller on Sep 15, 2016 9:28:28 AM

Google scored a huge cloud win this week when Evernote announced it was moving its 200 million users from a private cloud to Google Cloud.

Chances are Evernote was running into the same types of problems many companies experience when they run their own data centers. It's hard to keep scaling and updating because it gets so expensive.

By moving to the cloud, Evernote should gain all the advantages of elasticity and scalability, while moving expenses from CapEx to OpEx. As Diane Greene, the executive vice president of Google Cloud Enterprise said yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, the way a cloud vendor like hers handles all the hard stuff for customers is one of the primary advantages of the cloud.

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Cloud 5: Docker's dustup, the cloud eats hardware vendors

Posted by Ron Miller on Sep 9, 2016 10:43:59 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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Cloud 5: Salesforce's acquisition strategy, why Rackspace went private

Posted by Ron Miller on Sep 2, 2016 9:47:13 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 Clinton campaign runs on AWS. The Clinton campaign takes advantage of open source, agile and the cloud to keep the campaign running.

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

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The Clinton campaign runs on AWS

Posted by Ron Miller on Sep 1, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Last month, I wrote a piece in this space about how political campaigns should be run in the cloud to avoid the kind of vulnerabilities the DNC and the Clinton campaign have faced from hackers.

As it turns out, much of the Clinton campaign is being run in the cloud, Stephanie Hannon, CTO for the campaign explained in an online interview on the Product Hunt. Hannon actually spent most of her professional life working for Google, so she knows a thing or two about it.

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Cloud 5: Salesforce's smarter future, cloud security birds and bees

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 26, 2016 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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Everyone is suddenly seeing gold in cloud infrastructure market

Posted by Ron Miller on Aug 24, 2016 12:10:17 PM

Count Chinese software company Kingsoft as the latest organization, boldly believing it can grab a chunk of the cloud infrastructure market. Who can blame them when there's clearly big money there.

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