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    How public clouds are becoming vertical market-centric

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Public cloud vendors are increasingly focusing on vertical markets, which will significantly accelerate public cloud adoption by latecomers. The “verticalization” of public clouds comes as a result of efforts throughout vertical ecosystems, from regulators to traditional IT service providers such as IBM, as well as newcomers such as AWS, Salesforce.com, and Veeva

    About 3 weeks, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Industry, Public, Vendors
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    Open hybrid cloud: The private vs public debate is resolved

    David @BTR

    As an informed senior executive, you already know that it's no longer a question of whether cloud service adoption is the right forward-thinking business technology strategy, but rather how you will leverage the abundance of new resources to outpace your competition.

    About 3 weeks, 3 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, Hybrid, Private, Public, Research
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    Salesforce and the banking industry align as both bet on mobility

    Ovum StraightTalk

    The mobile-enablement of services to increase the productivity of banking employees and drive sales effectiveness in remote locations is on the rise.

    About 4 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Applications, Consumer, Public
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    AWS’s elastic database cloud thickens

    Ovum StraightTalk

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a series of updates to its expanding database services portfolio at its AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, reinforcing its ability to run multiple database workloads with elastic scale in the AWS cloud. While AWS offers a comprehensive menu of best-of-breed cloud services, Ovum would like to see a more integrated platform approach. AWS has disrupted the price barriers for large-scale data processing in the cloud. But cost will become less of a differentiator as customers look for richer and more orchestrated database services to fully support their enterprise data-processing needs.

    About 4 months, 4 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Enterprise, Public, Virtualization
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    Rackspace announces cloud hosting support programme for 300 startups

    James Bourne

    Open cloud hosting provider Rackspace has announced it has given cloud support to the tune of almost £250,000 in order to aid UK-based startups get a foothold in the cloud. The scheme falls under the Rackspace Startups Programme, which has been operating in the UK for six months and has already signed up more than 300 members.

    About 5 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hybrid, OpenSource, Public, SMEs
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    AWS launches Amazon WorkSpaces, aims to shake up VDI market

    James Bourne

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has today launched Amazon WorkSpaces, a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution with data all stored in the cloud, at its AWS re:Invent show in Las Vegas. In the morning keynote Andy Jassy, AWS senior vice president, announced the launch alongside giving a few soundbites about how far ahead of the pack Amazon is – as well as an obligatory pot shot at cloud competitor IBM.

    About 5 months, 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, Developers, Public, Vendors, Virtualization
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    People power: Why staff are driving cloud adoption

    Easynet

    Businesses are adopting cloud services, albeit more cautiously than anticipated. Much has been written about vendors hyping cloud services, and adoption rates not living up to the propaganda. Indeed TechTarget’s Cloud Pulse Survey found that public and private clouds have reached the same level of market penetration at around 25%.

    About 5 months, 1 week ago - 3 comments - Categories: Adoption, Analysis, Best Practice, DisasterRec, Private, Public, Strategy
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    Rackspace moves towards ‘Cloud 2.0’ with redesigned public cloud

    James Bourne

    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.

    About 5 months, 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Analysis, Architecture, Hype, IaaS, Public, Scalability
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    How to consolidate and integrate the public and private cloud

    Lee Fisher

    Most households have many services to keeping things ticking. No two households are the same; they have different priorities, values and structures, and different services suit different households. Water, gas and electricity all come from separate service providers, so if the electricity goes down in a house, it is not left in the cold. Like a household, organisations are unique and something that works for one organisation, may not work for its competitors.

    About 6 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Architecture, Private, Public, Strategy
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    Don’t budget for cloud - budget for the solution

    ZapThink

    We know we want it, so cloud must be a thing, right? If we're carrying our enterprise IT shopping basket around, we know we want to stop at the cloud shelf. Once there, we might select a nice fresh IaaS or perhaps some of this SaaS or that. And whatever our selection, we'll pay the bill at the register. Good thing we bought our shopping list, and with it, our budget for cloud, right? Such is what the cloud marketing machines at the various vendors and service providers want you to believe.

    About 7 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Architecture, Enterprise, Industry, Private, Public, SaaS
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