Cloud News of the Week

Cloud News of the Week – February 27, 2017

Hybrid cloud: what goes where?

Information Age

By Ben Rossi

The cloud market has shifted considerably over the past two years. According to IDC’s recent report, business cloud adoption has accelerated, with nearly 68% using a cloud-based approach. As a result, businesses are now striving to implement cloud strategies that will enable rapid application development and the ability to orchestrate workloads across private and public clouds that their customers require.

Hybrid cloud analytics: Don’t be cloud-washed by the new term on the block


By Drew Clarke

Not surprisingly, with all the momentum in hybrid cloud infrastructure, we’re starting to hear the term “hybrid cloud analytics” pop up in the modern business intelligence (BI) market. However, it’s a term that is being overused and misunderstood as those in the industry seek to align with the latest trend. We see the future value of hybrid cloud computing as helping to empower customers to embrace a cloud strategy of their own versus having it dictated to them by a vendor.

Public cloud spending: It’s time to ignore the forecasts and focus on the business value

Computer Business Review

By James Nunns

The public cloud, a place where work is made easier, where everything is cheaper (supposedly) and dreams are made. That’s the image of the technology that is basically renting server space in some data centre. It’s an image and marketing story that has grabbed the attention of the tech industry and many businesses around the world. We know that it has, and continues to, because barely a day goes by without a new report coming out to tell us so.

How the IoT and mobility has made cloud more than a ‘nice to have’


By Carl Levine

In its Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Hardware Spending Forecast, 2016–2020, IDC forecast that the spending on cloud IT infrastructure would grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6 percent and reach $54.6 billion by 2019. As the move to the cloud becomes inexorable for organisations, they are faced with the important task of properly managing this significant architectural change.

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