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Cloud Computing Integration: A pain in the ass!

January 31, 2014 |

Cloud computing providers should face reality and tell their potential clients the truth! The integration within the entire cloud stack leads to the biggest complexity in the cloud. This also includes the other costs which no public cloud provider, in addition to the on-demand and pay-per-use promises, transparent has on its marketing slides. An overview. [...]

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Bye New Age Disruption. Hey Crisp Research!

January 23, 2014 |

I have already announced it on my blog at ReneBuest.de. I will end my work at New Age Disruption and start at the consulting and analyst firm Crisp Research as a senior analyst, where I will be responsible for the areas of cloud computing and IT infrastructures. Which impact will this have on CloudUser? More [...]

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Enterprise Cloud: IBM to get into position

January 21, 2014 |

Last week IBM announced to invest more than 1.2 billion dollar for improving its global cloud offering. For this, cloud services are delivered from 40 data centers and 15 countries world wide. The German data center is based in Ehningen. Softlayer, IBM acquired in 2013, will play a key role. Therefore its resource capacities will [...]

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Off to private cloud. OpenStack is no infrastructure solution for the public cloud!

January 16, 2014 |

OpenStack is undoubtably the new rising star for open source cloud infrastructures. Many known players, including Rackspace, RedHat, HP, Deutsche Telekom and IBM rely on the software to build their offers. But one question remains exciting. Everyone is talking about to get market share from the undisputed market leader Amazon Web Services. Above all, the [...]

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Whether public or private, a cloud is indispensable for everyone!

January 10, 2014 |

In 2014, we are finally in the year of the cloud. Promise! As in 2012 and 2013, it will make the breakthrough this year. Promise! It is written everywhere. If we take the sarcasm a little bit aside and face the reality, the truth does not look so bleak. It just depends on the shape [...]

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Why companies to be at a loss without their IT department

January 7, 2014 |

Cloud computing and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to drive modern IT solutions in the enterprise. From the ordinary employee, through specialist departments up to the board members constantly new cloud services and innovative devices are taken within the company and used for the daily work. In particular, the rapid access and ease of use [...]

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Top 10 article on CloudUser in 2013

December 31, 2013 |

The year 2013 is coming to an end and it’s time for a little summary of the most-read articles on CloudUser. Here are the Top 10 of all English-speaking articles in 2013 (01.01.2013 – 30.12.2013). 1. Building a hosted private cloud with the open source cloud computing infrastructure solution openQRM A how-to and backgrounds to [...]

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Why I do not (yet) believe in the Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange (DBCE)

December 19, 2013 |

After a global „drumbeat“ it has become quite silent around the Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange (DBCE). However, I am often asked about the cloud marketplace, which have the pretension to revolutionize the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market, and asked about my estimation on its market potential and future. Well, summing up I always come to the same [...]

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Diversification? Microsoft’s Cloud OS Partner Network mutates to an “OpenStack Community”

December 17, 2013 |

At first sight the announcement of the new Microsoft Cloud OS Partner Network sounds indeed interesting. Who doesn’t want to use the Microsoft public cloud directly, as of now can select from one of several partner to access the Microsoft technologies indirectly. It is also possible to span a hybrid cloud between the Microsoft cloud [...]

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Hosted Private Platform-as-a-Service: Chances and opportunities for ISVs and enterprises

December 16, 2013 |

While platform-as-a-service (PaaS) has repeatedly predicted a rosy future, the service model not really gains momentum. During conversations you find out, that PaaS is likely be used for prototyping. But when it comes to production environments it is switched to infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings. The main reason for this is the level of control. This is [...]

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Quo vadis VMware vCloud Hybrid Service? What to expect from vCHS?

December 12, 2013 |

In May of this year, with the vCloud hybrid service (vCHS) VMware presented its first infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering in a private beta. The infrastructure service is fully managed by VMware and is based on VMware vSphere. Companies that already have virtualized their own on-premise infrastructure with VMware, are to be given the opportunity to seamlessly [...]

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Cloud Computing Myth: Less know-how is needed

December 9, 2013 |

I recently found an interesting statement in an article which describes the advantages of cloud computing. A caption was named “It’s not needed to build additional know-how within the company”. This is totally wrong. On the contrary it’s exactly the opposite. It is more knowledge needed as each vendor is promising. There is a lack [...]

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Dropbox alternatives for the enterprise IT

December 3, 2013 |

The popularity of easy of use cloud storage services like Dropbox to cause IT decision makers quite a headache. Withal, the market already offers enterprise ready solutions. This article introduces cloud services for the professional use. Dropbox drives shadow IT Dropbox has driven cloud storage services into the enterprise. The fandom of the US provider [...]

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My cloud computing predictions for 2014

November 28, 2013 |

The year 2013 is coming to an end and it is once again time to look into the crystal ball for the next year. To this end, I’ve picked out ten topics that I believe will be relevant in the cloud area. 1. The AWS vs. OpenStack API discussion will never end This prediction is [...]

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Criteria for selecting a cloud storage provider

November 26, 2013 |

Who is searching for secure and enterprise ready options for Dropbox should have a closer look to the vendors. The quest for a cloud storage vendor depends in most cases on the individual requirements. These decision makers previously need to debate and define. In particular, this includes classifying the data. Here is defined which data [...]

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The Amazon Web Services to grab at the enterprise IT. A reality check.

November 20, 2013 |

The AWS re:Invent 2013 is over and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) continue to reach out to the corporate clients with some new services. After AWS has established itself as a leading infrastructure provider and enabler for startups and new business models in the cloud, the company from Seattle tries to get one foot directly [...]

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The keys belong into the hands of the users: TeamDrive receives fourth ULD data privacy recertification in a row

November 20, 2013 |

The confidence in an encrypted communication for the transmission of sensitive information over the Internet is becoming increasingly important. Here, the Independent Regional Centre for Data Protection of Schleswig-Holstein (Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein (ULD)) lead by Thilo Weichert is a pioneer when it comes to independent verification and certification of privacy and security-related issues [...]

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