Cloud 5: AWS in India, cloud monitoring tools, art of cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Jul 3, 2015 10:04:17 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 surely coming of age. When Oracle makes a complete transition to the cloud and Box partners with IBM and Microsoft, it's either a sign of the apocalypse or proof the cloud is coming of age.

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

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Topics: The Cloud 5, Cloud Trends

Legal tussle between Oracle and Google to foster open API development

Posted by Mike Vizard on Jul 2, 2015 12:00:00 PM

In the wake of a Supreme Court decision not to hear an appeal of a ruling on whether application programming interfaces (APIs) are subject to copyright, concerns about how vibrant the API economy might actually be are now rife throughout the IT industry.

While it remains to be determined if the use of Java APIs within the Google Android operating system constitutes fair use as defined by copyright law, the case is sure to push organizations toward clearly defined APIs that are well within the bounds of the public domain.

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Topics: IT Services Trends, Cloud Trends

The cloud is surely coming of age

Posted by Ron Miller on Jul 1, 2015 3:25:01 PM

There have been signs aplenty this year that the cloud is coming of age, but over the past few weeks, we have seen a couple of things that prove even the biggest companies have arrived and are playing nicely with the born-in-the-cloud crowd.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Box and IBM, cloud disruption, fast moving cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 26, 2015 3:22:49 PM

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, Enterprise demands standards as cloud matures. As the cloud matures, enterprise companies are demanding standard ways of doing things and the industry is responding.

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

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Topics: The Cloud 5, Cloud Trends

Enterprise demands standards as cloud matures

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 24, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The signs of cloud maturity are all around us. We see survey after survey showing us that companies are moving more and more workloads to the cloud. As that happens, organizations are looking for more standard ways of doing things, and the industry is answering.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Oracle's cloud target, IT budgets, dragging lawyers to the cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 19, 2015 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, Pop culture is giving the cloud a bad rap. Hollywood seems intent on casting the cloud as the villain in TV shows and movies—probably because the writers don't have a clue what it is or how it works.

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

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Making the case for a network-centric cloud

Posted by Mike Vizard on Jun 16, 2015 2:34:04 PM

Leading cloud computing service providers predict that in the future they will be at the center of massively distributed computing that will span the globe. But network service providers predict a very different future for cloud computing.

Cisco’s approach to hybrid cloud computing

Case in point is Cisco, which has now extended its Intercloud approach to integrating cloud services from hundreds of providers around the globe to include 35 independent software vendors. Instead of thinking hierarchically, Cisco views each cloud service provider as equal. The size of the cloud service doesn’t matter. What matters is that each cloud runs an instance of the same core set of networking services that make each cloud a natural distributed extension of the other.

In effect, Cisco is enabling a highly distributed approach to hybrid cloud computing that makes it possible for its partners to aggregate those services. The end result allows customers to run application workloads anywhere they choose based on the infrastructure attributes of the cloud service provider. Most significantly for IT services providers, Cisco sees the services that make up this ecosystem being sold primarily by channel partners that represent Cisco as well as multiple cloud providers.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology, Cloud Trends

Pop culture is giving the cloud a bad rap

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 16, 2015 11:27:08 AM

The cloud has been showing in popular culture for some time now, but it's usually cast as the villain to be feared instead of a hero saving the day.

Probably the first time it began to seep into the public consciousness was the infamous Microsoft Windows 7 "To The Cloud" commercials.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Google's cloud blueprint, AWS solar project, cloud vs. open source

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 12, 2015 11:02:24 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, 3 Reasons cloud solutions for small business just makes sense. Small business owners are busy people, and moving to the cloud frees them from having to install, manage, and upgrade software.   

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

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Topics: The Cloud 5, Cloud Trends

Analysts: The hype about the public cloud is out of control

Posted by Mike Vizard on Jun 11, 2015 11:49:33 AM

Depending on how you measure the market, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is either 14 times larger in terms of compute capacity than all of its nearest competitors combined, or it is simply the biggest player in a segment of the IT outsourcing market that represents a fraction of a rapidly growing $60 billion industry.

That was the core of a debate among industry analysts during a panel discussion this week at a Marketplace LIVE event sponsored by Telx, a provider of hosting services.

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Topics: IT Services Trends, Cloud Trends

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