posted by Evan Quinn   | March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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For those that think that cloud is mainly about Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce.com, Google, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, and a list of smaller SaaS and PaaS vendors, think again.  After several years of investment, in the form of their own R&D, M&A, re-educating their channel, and changing internal systems to better support the cloud-style...

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posted by admin   | March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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An Overview of Oracle Cloud Strategy, Tactics, and Value If you track the large wave motions of the major providers in enterprise cloud computing, with the exception of Oracle, all the major providers have made loud recent splashes: SAP dove in headfirst with its HANA cloud platform at the October, 2013 TechEd conference. Amazon Web...

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posted by Evan Quinn   | February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday IBM once again showed how serious it is about taking on the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Salesforce 1, and SAP Cloud as a general purpose, global, cloud business platform.  Between the unveiling of the BlueMix beta for cloud application service composition (aka application development) and the announcement of the...

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posted by Evan Quinn   | December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

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While cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer a cornucopia of database services, conventional wisdom suggests that databases for mission critical apps mainly are and will remain on-premises. That same wisdom expressed from another angle suggests that databases deployed in public clouds work best for dev and test workloads, or make sense for warm...

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posted by Tracy Corbo   | December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

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I was on a call listening to a Riverbed customer explain the dilemma they were facing and how Riverbed helped them solve a difficult performance issue. What was really interesting was how the problem came about. The company decided to go to a cloud-based SaaS service for a major application. The good news is that...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

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The Havana release of OpenStack was launched on October 17, about three weeks prior to the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong.  As always, there are many new features -high availability, load balancing, easier upgrades, plugins for development tools, improved SDN support, fiber channel SAN support, improved bare metal capabilities- and even two new core components,...

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The recent events at Amazon are notable for multiple reasons, but for those of us who have spent time actually working in IT there are no big surprises there. Technology fails. Big, integrated technology systems fail bigger, and Amazon is definitely one big, honkin’ system. No matter who hosts it—even Amazon—if it is technology-based, it’s...

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