Since cloud computing has made big leaps in the past few years by emerging as
a conventional business tool, several strategies have consequently surfaced.
These myths aren't necessarily as risky as they were initially presented to
be, but they certainly affect our methods of approaching solutions in the
cloud computing space.
The following is a list of some of notes that you will find useful:
1. Understanding Cloud, Subscriptions - Cost savings
Many consider that Cloud is all about saving money. In fact, that is the
number one reason why companies are migrating to cloud. However, the truth is
that saving money isn't the most important benefit of switching to cloud.
The real advantage lies in the agility that Cloud offers. Though the prices
for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) are dropping, most Cloud App pricing
have remained fairly consistent. This is not quite t... (more)
Facing SaaS App Reality
By Christine Cignoli
I'm often guilty of sticking my head in the sand, ignoring very small details
that could turn into big problems later on. Like when Netflix told me my
credit card was about to expire, but it seemed like such a boring task, so I
ignored them...till the day Netflix stopped working. I grumbled at the TV for
awhile, then wasted another half hour remembering my login details and
finding the credit card update page.
Clearly, I should have followed the easy link in the first place. It was my
oversight that led me to waste time and my good moo... (more)
Lifeboat Distribution has expanded their distribution agreement with AVG
Technologies allowing distribution into the North America, Latin America and
Caribbean market place. AVG Technologies began their partnership with
Lifeboat Distribution i n 2010.
"Lifeboat Distribution shares our commitment to maximizing opportunities for
our channel ecosystem and at the same time, effectively meeting the security
needs of today's businesses," said Fred Gerritse, General Manager, AVG
Business. "As a leading, specialty distributor in security, the company
brings a proven track record providi... (more)
A Reality Check on 'Everyone's Moving Everything to the Cloud'
A recent CIO editorial by Bernard Golden regarding the future of private
cloud spurred some interesting commentary in my network. The pushback seemed
to focus around the viability of the term “private cloud”. These
individuals are well-respected thought-leaders in cloud with significant
experience guiding senior IT executives transition to modern architectures,
so I decided I’d engage them in a discussion regarding the future of
self-managed infrastructure as a whole.
There’s a class of individuals, myself included, w... (more)
Tune into: Decentralization
More than with previous technological (r)evolutions a side effect of cloud
computing seems to be an increase in the degree of centralization and
concentration, not just within company organizations, but particularly in the
wider commercial market. This is the most obvious with Software as a Service,
where providers such as Airbnb, Uber, but also earlier cloud services such
as LinkedIn and Google Search quickly established a ‘winner takes all’
distribution of market share and thus market power. And also in
Infrastructure as a Service, we see an quickly... (more)
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Making the Leap: Expanding Beyond Your Own Boundaries
SaaS companies can greatly expand revenue potential by pushing beyond their
own borders. The challenge is how to do this without degrading service
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Adam Rogers, Managing Director at Anexia,
discussed how IaaS providers with a global presence and both virtual and
dedicated infrastructure can help companies expand their service footprint
with low "go-to-market" costs.
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Adam Rogers is Managing Director at Anexia. He ha... (more)