Public Cloud

March 13, 2018

CLOUD

How a Multicloud World is Changing the WAN

IDC indicates that global revenue on public cloud services and infrastructure will increase 23.2% this year, to $160 billion, and it will continue to grow to $277 billion in 2021.

February 16, 2018

CLOUD

Your Guide To The Multicloud World, Part 2

The multicloud era is here. There is no denying that businesses large and small are accelerating the pace of moving applications and data to not only private and public clouds, but multiple clouds.

January 10, 2018

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered Episode 31: Talking Kubernetes with Tony Campbell

Tony Campbell has a long history with OpenStack and Rackspace, so his cloud credentials are solid. Now he works at CoreOS, so we talk to him about containers and Kubernetes.

October 17, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud Unfiltered Ep23: Moving Legacy Applications to the Cloud, with Sinclair Schuller

Let’s say you are totally on board for private cloud. You (well, really your developers) love the public cloud, but you know you could save a whole lot of money if you moved that big data workload over to the private side. Or maybe you need to keep your data on-premises in order to meet […]

April 17, 2017

DATA CENTER

Cisco HyperFlex vs. Public Cloud

Late last year, I compared Cisco’s S3260 Storage Server to Amazon’s S3 service. The results shocked a lot of people and spurred a lot comments on the blog.

April 13, 2017

NETWORKING

Cisco SD-WAN Networking Service for Public Clouds

Guest post by Fan Yang & Tony Banuelos Enterprises across all verticals are migrating their applications to public cloud (IaaS) services and taking advantage of the great cost savings on compute hosting. But the cost benefits shouldn’t affect security, scalability or customer experience. Enterprises require the same level of secure network access, control and visibility in […]

February 1, 2017

CLOUD

Cloud’s Challenges and Opportunities for IT Pros

A recent IDC FutureScape on the future of the cloud market forecasts that 65 percent of organizations’ IT assets will be offsite, in co-located, hosting and cloud data centers by 2018. One-third of IT staff will be working at third-party service providers.

November 9, 2016

CLOUD

Different Clouds for Different Crowds

Recently, I was fortunate enough to be invited to present at the NSW GovDC conference. The fourth industrial revolution, described by Dr Klaus Schwab in his book launched at the 2016 World Economic Forum, has not just begun; it’s in full swing. This is not simply a trend or a fad. The fourth industrial revolution […]

October 18, 2016

CLOUD

The Evolution and Growing Relevance of Managed Services in a Cloud Computing World

Defining Managed Services and Cloud Computing Managed Services is traditionally understood to be the practice of having a third party Service Provider – also known as a Managed Services Provider (MSP), take over the IT operations management (ITOM) responsibilities and functions from an enterprise’s internal IT. The third-party aspect is highlighted in the use of […]