Good news from Germany. The cloud storage solution for enterprises TeamDrive has been named as a “Cool Vendor in Privacy” 2013 by Gartner. In particular, the growing use of tablets and smartphones lead to an increased demand for hybrid cloud services that are equally easy to use and have to provide the highest level of [...]
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Rene Buest is Principal Analyst and Senior Advisor at renebuest research, covering cloud computing, business technology and collaboration. He is member of the GigaOm Pro Analyst Network and top cloud computing blogger in Germany. Worldwide he is one of the top 50 bloggers in this area. For more than 16 years he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies.
Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional cloud computing and technology articles, speaker and participant of experts rounds. On CloudUser.de he writes about topics from the fields of cloud computing, it-infrastructures, technologies, management and strategies and is moving on Twitter via his account @ReneBuest.
Rene Buest is organizer of numerous cloud computing and technology events. Covering the CloudCamp Hamburg 2010, CloudCamp Frankfurt 2012, CloudOps Summit 2012 and the Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure User Groups in Germany.
Rene Buest is a fully qualified specialist for system integration und holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.
Google officially gets in the battle for market share in the infrastrucuture-as-a-service (IaaS) area. What was only determined for a selected group of customers starting one year ago, the company from Mountain View has now made available for the general public as part of the Google I/O 2013. It’s about their cloud computing offering, Google [...]
Companies and developers stick in a dilemma. On the one hand, cloud computing should provide easy access to IT resources. But on the other hand, an enormous knowledge about distributed programming is assumed, to create solutions that are both scalable and highly available simultaneously. In particular, the issue of the responsibility for scalability and high [...]
Rackspace currently does everything it can to fight for market share in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) area against the Amazon Web Services. After the poor results in Q1/2013 no easy task. As the driving wheel behind the OpenStack movement, the former managed hosting provider attempts to anchor the topic of open source in the cloud and [...]
With its Enterprise Cloud Portal German Telekom subsidiary T-Systems presents its first cloud service-wide offering for corporate customers. On the portal, companies can inform about the cloud solutions from T-Systems, test them and order directly. The currently offered services include solutions for mobile device management, Dynamic Services for Infrastructure and the Enterprise Marketplace. A look [...]
Cloud computing promises to be simple. Starting here and there a virtual server and the own virtual cloud infrastructure is ready. Those who think that I’m right with the statement are totally wrong. Virtual servers are only a small component of a virtual infrastructure at a cloud provider. A few virtual machines aren’t a cloud. [...]
Eucalyptus Cloud 3.3 approaches more and more to Amazon AWS and integrates open source tools from Netflix
I already had written about it, after Netflix announced they will provide some of their tools as open source. Now it happened. In its new 3.3 release Eucalyptus has integrated exactly these Netflix tools and offers more functionality for the first time in terms of availability and management for applications within a private cloud infrastructure. [...]
First, I have this information not from a Microsoft employee, so it is not a confirmed report. However, three people have told me, independently from each other, the fact that Microsoft plans to build at least one data center for its cloud services, including Windows Azure and Microsoft Office 365, in Germany. Therefore, one should [...]
That Microsoft, as one of the world’s leading IT companies eventually have to fight with an “online store” and a “search engine” for market share, probably, no one ever dared to dream in Redmond. But that is the reality. Amazon and its Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the engine of innovation in the cloud computing [...]
To start off with, I do not agree with every decision that Microsoft takes and by far there are products which I consider critical too. But what happened here just shows how narrow-minded some arguments are. The background of the excitement are the conclusions of the market researchers IDC and Gartner on the current situation [...]
Talking about cloud, we mean scalability, availability and flexibility. But with a look at the recent and future developments, we can also notice a different context I have already presented during my talk at the Webmontag Frankfurt. Viewed from another angle the cloud represents the maximum flexible interconnection of many different areas that nowadays otherwise [...]
More and more rumors appear that Amazon is building a private cloud for the CIA for espionage activities. The first question that arises here is why for an intelligence? Second, why Amazon AWS as a public cloud provider, because they are a service provider and not a software company. But, if we think a little [...]
I was asked this question from a visitor at CeBIT after my lecture/ panel “Public vs. Private cloud” during the Webciety 2013. We then talked a little about this topic. His question was, why some companies decide for a private cloud despite of the massive investments, and how they measure these capital expenditures and justify [...]
In a recently published German interview, a VMware employee has been thrilled himself to the, for me, very vague and questionable statement “VMware is the technology enabler of the cloud, and I currently see no other.”. Without offending VMware, this sentence sounds to me very overestimating and is like a loss of reality. There is [...]
A popular cloud computing discussion is the vendor lock-in. The dependence on one vendor which is so large that the change in the current situation is too uneconomical due to high switching costs. I had such a discussion recently during a panel and would like to describe my general attitude about vendor lock-in. Because I [...]