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Interview: Innovation and scalability in the public cloud

By on October 13, 2016 in Cloud Computing
Interview: Innovation and scalability in the public cloud

In this interview with Cloud Era Institute, I discuss the growing trend of companies opting into the public cloud to leverage scalable infrastructure and global outreach. I also share how vendor lock-in contributes to innovation. I provide an important distinction between data privacy and data security, and explain why the public cloud is a shared […]

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Interview: Public Cloud Services – In search of the white knight

By on October 10, 2016 in Cloud Computing
Interview: Public Cloud Services – In search of the white knight

Hybrid and multi-cloud strategies are near the top of the agenda for IT decision-makers. They understand that a modern, cloud-based IT world shouldn’t just be drawn in black and white. Diversity is needed to purchase services and innovations from a larger number of cloud providers. Private clouds quickly meet their limits here and don’t offer […]

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Expert Panel: “Digitizing the Energy World” at AWS Summit Berlin 2016

By on July 20, 2016 in Cloud Computing
Expert Panel: “Digitizing the Energy World” at AWS Summit Berlin 2016

Expert panel discussion on “Digitizing the Energy World” at AWS Summit 2016 in Berlin together with Werner Vogels (CTO, Amazon), Jan-Hendrik Sewing (President Lifecycle Services, Siemens) and Martin Goetz (CEO, RWE IT CZ).

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Analyst Strategy Paper: Service Management in the Public Cloud

By on June 19, 2016 in Cloud Computing
Analyst Strategy Paper: Service Management in the Public Cloud

In the coming years the Public Cloud will inevitably continue to take hold. From a technical point of view, the use of dynamic infrastructure is the only means to respond to ever changing market situations and to address them in a proactive fashion. The black box Public Cloud makes it harder for IT organizations to […]

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Analyst Strategy Paper: Cloud Data Fabric – Enterprise Storage Services in the Cloud

By on May 9, 2016 in Cloud Computing
Analyst Strategy Paper: Cloud Data Fabric – Enterprise Storage Services in the Cloud

The maturing public cloud infrastructure gains increasing importance as an attractive alternative to on-premise enterprise IT infrastructure. Public cloud infrastructure offer an abundance of possibilities to CIOs when it comes to operating existing infrastructure and application environments more flexibly and at a lower cost. However, the existing public cloud storage services have been developed with […]

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Analyst Strategy Paper: How to resist Data Gravity

By on May 3, 2016 in Cloud Computing
Analyst Strategy Paper: How to resist Data Gravity

As a result of growing digitization of business models and processes, CIOs and IT decision-makers are compelled to seek new sourcing models and infrastructure concepts. The Public Cloud plays a major role in this context. In the digital age, the significance of data management takes on a new dimension. Data have certain inertia and, hence […]

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Analyst Strategy Paper: Public Cloud – The Key to a Successful Digital Transformation

By on February 25, 2016 in Cloud Computing
Analyst Strategy Paper: Public Cloud – The Key to a Successful Digital Transformation

Within the framework of the digital agenda, IT infrastructure is of central importance. More than two thirds (68 percent) of companies regard digital infrastructure as the most important building block and the key to the successful digitization of their business models and processes. The Public Cloud is one of the most important vehicles of the […]

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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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