Barclays: “Market is still excited” for cloud

2014 hasn’t been the same type of year for cloud as 2013. If you go back into 2013, it’s almost as if cloud could do no wrong. Was 2014 the wake-up call that cloud needed? Box’s IPO is now on hold after the company admitted that it was hemorrhaging 9 figures.

Cloud companies that were seeking investments in the stock market or by drumming up venture capital have been met with a cold shoulder since the beginning of the year. When will the investing mood cheer up for cloud companies around the...

By CloudWedge, 13 June 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Hype, Trends.

Cloud computing in India: Are we on the verge of explosion?

Two separate stories have reached CloudTech HQ which show that cloud computing adoption in India is showing more than just potential. But is the hype justified?

Earlier this week it was reported that Microsoft is offering its Office 365 Personal suite to users in India for Rs 330 (£3.24) per month or Rs 3299 (£32.42) for a yearly subscription.

According to reports from New Delhi, Redmond is hoping to recruit 25 million new Indian users for cloud services, with country general manager Chakrapani Gollapali

By James Bourne, 08 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Analysis, Hype.

Analysing Canada's cloud to help cure cancer

Is there anything cloud can’t do? Canada is investing in a cloud biotech infrastructure that could potentially help solve one of the worst problems of humankind: cancer.   Sources say that the Canadian government has invested over $6.7m USD into infrastructure that is designed to analyse genetic data that could bring us closer to a cure. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council first began working on this project and other organisations such as Genome Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research...

By CloudWedge, 06 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Hype, Industry.

The Affordable Care Act and cloud computing: Understanding the links

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to reduce costs while improving quality of care.  Of course, those in Healthcare IT have been trying to reduce costs and improve care for years.  Perhaps there are some real opportunities to improve IT delivery around the ACA, and those opportunities may exist more in cloud than traditional approaches.

Delivering high-quality clinical care is impossible without the support of strategic, integrated,...

By LogicWorks, 03 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Hype, Industry, Security.

Aaron Levie signs off chairman’s letter “Go cloud!” as Box prepares for IPO

You can’t say it wasn’t coming. Cloud storage provider Box has announced its public offering after a huge amount of rumour and conjecture, with the overall amount raised expected to hit around $250m.

The company is looking to trade under the NYSE symbol ‘BOX’ and confirms reports in January that the cloud storage bods had confidentially filed.

The number of shares and their price wasn’t disclosed in the...

By James Bourne, 25 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Hype, Industry, Storage.

Global cloud market will be worth $121bn by next year, report finds

A recent report from market research firm Markets and Markets reveals that the cloud market is expected to grow to $121 billion dollars by 2015: a 26% compound annual growth rate from the $37 billion value in 2010.

A large proportion of the growth of the cloud services sector is being driven by rapid adoption of Software-as-a-service platforms, which are saving businesses on the cost of licensing, management, and deployment of...

By Ted Navarro, 05 March 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Hype, IaaS, Research.

Rackspace moves towards ‘Cloud 2.0’ with redesigned public cloud

Open cloud provider Rackspace has rolled out a complete revamp of its public cloud with Performance Cloud Servers – and according to Nigel Beighton, international VP technology and product, it represents a serious shift in how companies use their servers.

The architectural redesign of the Rackspace Performance Cloud Server comes with four times the total RAM, double the CPU performance and 132 times the I/O of its competitors, according to benchmark tests.

But Beighton argues that simply drooling over...

By James Bourne, 06 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Analysis, Architecture, Hype, IaaS, Public, Scalability.

Steve Wozniak: I am a fan of the cloud...but let’s not go all in yet

Exclusive Steve Wozniak says he’s “a fan” of the cloud, yet he’s still worried about what could happen if consumers and companies don’t back things up locally.

This may come as something of a surprise to the tech fraternity, for whom the general consensus was that Woz wasn’t too keen on cloud – to put it politely.

Last August, after a showing of the Mike Daisey monologue ‘The Agony and...

By James Bourne, 02 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Developers, Hype, Industry, Interview, Security.

Is cloud computing meeting its expectations?

One issue relative to cloud computing that keeps critics well fed is the degree to which expectations and realities of the technology all too often don’t sync. Add to the mix a large degree of expected hype around buzzy marketing concepts, and what companies expect going into switching to cloud and what they get can feel problematically let-down-ish.

So what does the internet think?

By LogicWorks, 24 September 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Best Practice, Hype, Strategy, Trends.

For the enterprise cloud, the future is hybrid

Attention CIOs – the hybrid cloud is enterprise ready. In fact, according to a GigaOM article, the hybrid cloud has been enterprise ready for the past couple of years, and that in 2011, the majority of participants in a cloud-use survey anticipated moving to the hybrid cloud in the future.

The future is here.

To prove that enterprise is using a hybrid cloud infrastructure, consider this....

By Rackspace, 11 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise, Hybrid, Hype, Strategy.