Cloud News of the Week

Cloud News of the Week – January 9, 2017

Is 2017 the year of the hybrid cloud management platform?


By Joel Shore

It’s common for an enterprise IT operation to consist of a hybrid combination of public and private clouds topped with a healthy dose of software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service subscriptions, with database as a service, mobile backend as a service, and perhaps analytics as a service thrown in for good measure. Consequently, it’s no surprise that implementing a hybrid cloud management platform for managing multicloud environments is becoming a priority.

The Cloud in 2017: Seven key trends, from AWS and Azure to voice services and machine learning


By Dan Richman

Here’s a no-brainer: 2017 will be a big year for the cloud. Cloud computing is an innovation rivaling the advent of client-server, the PC or the internet, and it’s going to enjoy continued vigorous growth in the new year.

But private data centers aren’t going away. Though the essential balance of power within the public-cloud world won’t change much, competition may favor companies that best serve the organizations straddling private data centers and the public cloud — which is to say, most of them.

Cloud computing revenues jumped 25% in 2016, with strong growth ahead, researcher says


By Dan Richman

The year 2016 was the first in which cloud computing started to dominate many IT market segments, with cloud revenue for the four quarters ended Sept. 30 growing 25 percent year over year, according to just-released numbers from Synergy Research Group.

Operator and vendor revenue for six segments of cloud computing reached $148 billion during that period, with spending on private clouds accounting for over half the total but spending on the public cloud growing much more rapidly.

Panzura Picks up $32 million growth funding

The Register

By Chris Mellor

We’re told by happy Panzura that it had record growth in 2016, with over 100 new enterprise customers and expanding its channel and alliance presence with AWS, Google, IBM and Microsoft Azure. It added more than 26 petabytes of enterprise storage in the year, and its products were deployed in 33 countries across multiple industries and governments.

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