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2015 Outlook – Hybrid, Hybrid, Hybrid

2015 Outlook – Hybrid, Hybrid, Hybrid

  • 10-02-2015
In 2015, enterprises, systems integrators and service providers will start to realize that the term “hybrid cloud” isn’t so black and white. Hybrid cloud, or better yet, Hybrid IT is a new approach to networking that should create a perfect harmony between on-premise, private, outsourced and public cloud environments.
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City Cloud - Public Cloud Built On OpenStack

City Cloud, public cloud built on OpenStack

  • 27-01-2015
City Network is one of the first infrastructure providers in Europe to launch a public cloud built on OpenStack which is available across multiple connected data centres. In this post I have a conversation with Johan Christenson, CEO of City Cloud, about this groundbreaking development in public cloud services.
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Commoditisation Of Cloud Infrastructure

Commoditisation of cloud infrastructure

  • 09-12-2014
The trend towards standardisation in the cloud IaaS market means it's becoming possible to commoditise cloud infrastructure and trade it like any other commodity. One of the world's leading stock exchange organisations, Deutsche Börse Group, is now applying its expertise to the cloud IaaS market.
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Hosting Provider Survey 2014

Hosting Providers opting for higher quality data centers

  • 27-11-2014
Service providers are in a transitional phase between traditional hosting and cloud services, influenced by a change in customer demand. This is in turn causing a fundamental shift in how service providers source and operate their data centres. Where in the past service providers opted for tier 1 or 2 data centres to optimise margins, I see an increasing trend towards the use of higher quality data centres.
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Hosting Provider Survey 2014

A new dawn for European hosting providers

  • 21-11-2014
Times continue to change for European hosting providers. With more enterprises drawn to cloud-based infrastructure (IaaS) by the promise of cost reductions and increased scalability, traditional hosting and integration revenues are coming under pressure.
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Hosting Provider Survey 2014

How European hosting providers differentiate

  • 14-11-2014
Global cloud providers are increasingly considered as the main competition in the eyes of local and regional service providers in Europe. According to Interxion's annual research of the European hosting and cloud market, 37 percent of respondents view global providers as their main competition, which represents a significant spike from last year’s response of only 13 percent.
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Insight into the cloud value chain

  • 01-11-2014

cheap cialis Insight into the cloud value chain Enterprise IT departments and CIO’s are very much influenced by their trusted IT advisers. These in return are the channel for the global cloud providers like Microsoft and IBM and use their…

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How To Find Hybrid Harmony In The Data Center

How to Find Hybrid Harmony in the Data Center

  • 28-10-2014
When it comes to public and private cloud solutions working in conjunction with each other, ‘hybrid harmony’ isn’t really that far away. The challenge is that enterprises expect service providers to meet their capacity demands, without sacrificing the real-time performance. The problem for service providers is one of expectations – enterprises are accustomed to private cloud services, which offer a reliable, low latency, high throughput connection.
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JF On Cloud Channel TV

Price war in cloud

  • 23-10-2014

Price war in cloud I'm seeing in the landscape that providers like Microsoft and Softlayer are trying to catch-up with AWS. But what became clear when Google announced their new pricing for compute is that there is a price war going on.…

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Room for many cloud providers

  • 02-10-2014

Room for many cloud providers There are many providers in the cloud landscape and there will be a shake out in the industry. But in the European market there is room for local cloud providers next to the big cloud providers. And this…

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JF On Cloud Channel TV

Explaining cloud onboarding

  • 24-09-2014

http://redskyvision.wistia.com/medias/o5kvrahemc?embedType=iframe&videoWidth=680 Explaining cloud onboarding Migrating workloads is the final step of cloud onboarding. Before that there are a couple of steps to take. ##### This video was shot as part of of serie by Cloud Channel TV.

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Cloudscape NL Cloud Landscape V1.3

Snapshot of the Dutch cloud landscape

  • 03-06-2014
The times of one-service-fits-all cloud solutions are over. With the growing adaptation in the Netherlands of new cloud technologies, and the growing number of specialist cloud providers, the cloud landscape in the Netherlands is diversifying and maturing.
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