Category Archives: Private Cloud Opinion

8 steps to IT control in a self-service cloud world 2017

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The natural cycle in IT is to move from decentralized to centralized services. When networking first appeared, it was implemented at a department level for printer sharing. It was decentralized—resulting in a hodgepodge of networks and protocols. Eventually IT organizations determined that it was much more efficient to centralize this effort and we saw the adoption of large-scale, TCP/IP networks. Today nearly every IT organization has a centralized networking team that manages and deploys IP-based infrastructure.
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22 Cloud Storage Solutions for Small Business 2017

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loud storage is one of the best investments a small business can make. Disasters strike, devices get misplaced and you never know when you’ll need access to files on the go. Cloud storage is also the perfect file-sharing tool, especially for documents and multimedia files are too large to send by email. Whether you need a reliable data backup solution, instant access to files wherever you are or a simple way to share files with clients and colleagues — or all of the above — there is a cloud storage service for you. Here are 22 cloud storage solutions for small businesses.
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Hybrid clouds increase but ‘standalone’ management is needed

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Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google will account for 80% of total cloud platform revenue by 2020, according to Forrester’s cloud computing predictions for 2018. Salesforce, Microsoft and Oracle are expected to share 70% of the SaaS market for sales automation and customer service subscription. Continue reading

Why data center construction is ‘where the action is’

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as the world grows smaller with the addition of more increasingly connected devices, the need for infrastructure supporting those devices’ data is only going to become greater.

Medical and financial records, social media services, entertainment and industries from shipping to manufacturing to retail — people expect that data to be available to them at all times with just the click of a mouse or the tap of a smartphone icon.
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AT&T: ‘True Mobile’ Is Driving Cloud Edge

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SAN FRANCISCO — Structure 2017 — “True mobile use cases” such as autonomous cars, augmented and virtual reality, industrial IoT and robotics require edge computing to meet their performance needs, an AT&T vice president says.

“Those types of capabilities have to have high bandwidth and low latency. That demand requires us to put our cloud at the edge,” Amy Wheelus, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) vice president of cloud and D2 platform integration, said Tuesday at the Structure conference here.
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OpenStack revenue will break $6 billion by 2021 with private overtaking public cloud

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More CIOs are investing in business technology that improves their organisation’s resilience to cyber threats. Worldwide spending on IT security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $119.9 billion in 2021, according to the latest global market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
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Enterprises want more public cloud – yet security issues block their path

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A new survey released by AlgoSec sets the scene on organisational cloud deployments: almost a third of respondents say they plan to increase their public cloud usage in the next 12 to 18 months, but major security challenges remain across hybrid enterprise networks both during and after migrations.
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Why the cloud computing market is projected to reach $411bn by 2020

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  • Worldwide public cloud services market revenue is projected to grow 18.5% in 2017 reaching $260.2B, up from $219.6B in 2016.
  • 2016 worldwide SaaS revenue exceeded Gartner’s previous forecast by $48.2B.
  • SaaS revenue is expected to grow 21% in 2017 reaching $58.6B by the end of this year.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is projected to grow 36.6% in 2017 alone, reaching $34.7B this year making this area the fastest growing of all cloud services today.

Gartner’s latest worldwide public cloud services revenue forecast published earlier this month predicts Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), currently growing at a 23.31% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), will outpace the overall market growth of 13.38% through 2020. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) revenue is predicted to grow from $58.6B in 2017 to $99.7B in 2020. Taking into account the entire forecast period of 2016 – 2020, SaaS is on pace to attain 15.65% compound annual growth throughout the forecast period, also outpacing the total cloud market. The following graphic compares revenue growth by cloud services category for the years 2016 through 2020. Please click on the graphic to expand it for easier reading. Continue reading