Tag: IaaS

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 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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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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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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Runtastic: A consumer app in the business cloud

November 19, 2013 |

The success stories from the public cloud do not stop. Constantly new web and mobile applications appear that rely on infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings. This is just one reason that animates market researcher like IDC ($107 billion) and Gartner ($244 billion) to certify a supposedly golden future for the public cloud by the year 2017. The [...]

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Verizon Cloud: Compute and Storage. Boring. Next, please!

October 9, 2013 |

There are those moments in which I read a press release and think: “Wow this could be exciting.” But there are mostly this very press releases I do not want to continue after the second paragraph. Oh by the way, Verizon has reinvented the enterprise cloud and thus would compete with the Amazon Web Services. [...]

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Google Compute Engine seems to be no solution for the long haul

September 24, 2013 |

In an interview with GigaOM, Google‘s Cloud Platform manager Greg DeMichillie made an odd statement on the future of the Google Compute Engine which again have to lead to a discussion on the future-proofness of Google’s cloud service portfolio and if it makes sense to depend on the non core business areas of the search [...]

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openQRM 5.1 is available: OpenStack and Eucalyptus have a serious competitor

September 3, 2013 |

openQRM project manager Matt Rechenburg already told me some of the new features of openQRM 5.1 at the end of July. Now the final release has been released with additional functions. The overall picture looks really promising. Although the heading at first can suspect that openQRM is something completely new, which is trying to outstrip [...]

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Google expands the Compute Engine with load balancer functionality. But where is the innovation machine?

August 13, 2013 |

In a blog post, Google has announced further renovations to its cloud platform. In addition to the expansion and improvement of the Google Cloud Datastore and the announcement of the Google App Engine 1.8.3, the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offer Google Compute Engine has received a load balancing service. News from the Google Cloud Datastore To further [...]

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ProfitBricks opens price war with Amazon Web Services for infrastructure-as-a-service

July 31, 2013 |

ProfitBricks takes the gloves off. The Berlin-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) startup acts with a hard edge against the Amazon Web Services and reduced its prices in both U.S. and Europe by 50 percent. Furthermore, the IaaS provider has presented a comparison which shows that its own virtual server should have at least twice as high as [...]

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Exclusive: openQRM 5.1 to be extended with hybrid cloud functionality and integrates Amazon AWS and Eucalyptus as a plugin

July 30, 2013 |

It’s happening soon. This summer openQRM 5.1 will be released. Project manager and openQRM-Enterprise CEO Matt Rechenburg already has told me some very interesting new features. In addition to a completely redesigned backend design the open source cloud infrastructure software from Cologne, Germany will be expanded with hybrid cloud functionality by integrating Amazon EC2, Amazon [...]

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Infrastructure is commodity! Vertical services are the future of the cloud.

July 12, 2013 |

In 2014, the infrastructure-as-a-service market expects a total revenue of estimated $6 billion worldwide. A good reason to try its luck in this cloud segment. Numerous providers have jumped on this train in recent years and try to catch market share from the top dog Amazon Web Services (AWS). No easy task, since the innovation [...]

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