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Rene Buest

Rene Buest is Director Market Research & Technology Evangelism at Arago. Prior to that he was Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene Buest is top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies.

Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.

Contribution to the book “SAP on the Cloud”

By on February 13, 2016 in Cloud Computing
Contribution to the book “SAP on the Cloud”

In the end of 2014 Dr. Michael Missbach got in touch with me telling me about his plans to update his book “SAP on the Cloud“. The book gives a general overview of SAPs strategy and products around cloud computing and also covers (internal) cloud projects and ideas by SAP. One of his interests was […]

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Analyst Strategy Paper: Generation Cloud – The Market for MSPs and System Integrators in Transition

By on September 7, 2015 in Cloud Computing
Analyst Strategy Paper: Generation Cloud – The Market for MSPs and System Integrators in Transition

The market for system integrators and managed services providers is undergoing a substantial change. Only those who start their cloud transformation as early as possible will be able to survive on the market in the long run. The reason for this development is the changing purchase behavior of IT decision-makers. They are looking for more […]

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The Big Misunderstanding: Shared Responsibility in the Public Cloud

By on September 2, 2015 in Cloud Computing
The Big Misunderstanding: Shared Responsibility in the Public Cloud

Responsibility in the public cloud is a story of several misunderstandings. Advisory sessions and conversations with different companies interested in public cloud unveil the certainty that the classical outsourcing concept is still widely spread among IT decision makers. Public cloud providers are being seen as full service providers. That complicates negotiations at eye level and […]

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Shared-Responsibility in the Public Cloud (Webcast Recording in German)

By on August 9, 2015 in Analyst Cast, Cloud Computing
Shared-Responsibility in the Public Cloud (Webcast Recording in German)

Public cloud and responsibility is a difficult topic. However, most of the companies still have to understand that self-responsibility is a central point using the public cloud. The provider does his homework up to a certain level and delivers services and tools the customer has to use to do his homework. Thus, the complexity mostly […]

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Cloud Market Update Germany 2015: Cloudy with a Chance of Digital Enterprises

By on August 4, 2015 in Cloud Computing
Cloud Market Update Germany 2015: Cloudy with a Chance of Digital Enterprises

The hard numbers speak for themselves. Those who still assume that the cloud is just a playground for developers, must learn a lesson from the $1.8bn revenue ($391m net profit) of Amazon Web Services. Such numbers cannot be accomplished with a couple of small workloads but are rather a clear indication of increased relevance for […]

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Public Cloud Providers in Germany: Frankfurt is the Stronghold of Cloud Data Centers

By on July 31, 2015 in Cloud Computing
Public Cloud Providers in Germany: Frankfurt is the Stronghold of Cloud Data Centers

In the beginning, US public cloud players didn’t care much about Germany. However, in the meantime more and more providers are bustling on the German market. Above all, Frankfurt emerged as the Mecca of cloud data centers. The top 5 reasons of Germany’s attractiveness are: a stable political situation. a central location in Europe. high […]

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CIOs can generate a sustainable business value with OpenStack! Here’s how it works.

By on July 13, 2015 in Open Source, Strategy
CIOs can generate a sustainable business value with OpenStack! Here’s how it works.

OpenStack is on everyone’s lips and is slowly working it’s way forward into the IT infrastructure of German companies. 58 percent of German CIOs see in OpenStack a true alternative to commercial cloud management solutions. However, IT decision makers should look closely what they are holding in their hands. OpenStack is basically just an infrastructure […]

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AWS Summit Berlin 2015: Germany embraces the Public Cloud

By on July 6, 2015 in Cloud Computing
AWS Summit Berlin 2015: Germany embraces the Public Cloud

The spell is apparently broken. The public cloud model is massively gaining ground in Germany. Without using the public cloud most of the German companies will struggle to play a significant role in the future market of the Internet of Things (IoT) and kicking off their digital transformation. However, it looks like that the topic […]

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OpenStack Acquisitions: The sellout runs at full speed

By on June 28, 2015 in Open Source
OpenStack Acquisitions: The sellout runs at full speed

This year OpenStack celebrates its fifth birthday. Despite its young past the open source project already caused quite a stir, driven by a solvent ecosystem consisting of the who is who of the cloud and open source industry. This has a positive affect on the market maturity. Linux needed around 10 years and thus twice […]

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CIO at the Crossroads: The Enterprise IT as a Digital Factory

By on June 22, 2015 in Strategy
CIO at the Crossroads:  The Enterprise IT as a Digital Factory

The progressive movements of the digital transformation as well as new megatrends like the Internet of Things (IoT) let CIOs finally reach a crossroads. Even if statements like “IT is a business enabler” were ignored as “one of these phrases” in the past, the reality brings CIOs back down to earth. No doubt, the CIO […]

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