Monthly ArchivesFebruary 2014

Forget About Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud is Where the Real Game of Thrones is Being Played standard

Recent press has focused on the battle between Google and Amazon for domination of Cloud services, with Microsoft positioned as the third place challenger.  This picture may well be true for Public cloud services, but it ignores the huge market for Hybrid cloud that is arguably where the bulk of enterprise revenues are going.  And this arena is dominated by companies such as HP, IBM, Microsoft and VMware. All of our recent research points to hybrid as the main area where enterprise buyers are making their investments, particularly taking into account the fact that most private cloud is extended through a hybrid model.  In a recent Channel Cloud consulting survey of more than 350 executives, directors and managers in companies ...

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The Hybrid Cloud Pivot standard

When it comes to Enterprise Cloud Computing trends, Hybrid Cloud increasingly appears to be the inevitable destination for most future IT business and technical topologies. In spite of the inexorable march toward Public Cloud, IaaS, and multi-tenant SaaS, two things are widely accepted: Many enterprise workloads will remain either within the data center or operating as a single-tenant instance in a private cloud (managed in-house or outsourced). Most enterprises will deploy multiple clouds running on multiple providers across public and private IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, etc. This leaves most IT vendors and most of the channel that they work with at a critical inflection point.  Offerings MUST now incorporate three key stages which build on each other: Based on what we’re ...

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