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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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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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Microservice: Cloud and IoT applications force the CIO to create novel IT architectures

By on May 20, 2015 in Cloud Computing
Microservice: Cloud and IoT applications force the CIO to create novel IT architectures

The digital transformation challenges CIOs to remodel their existing IT architectures providing their internal customers with a dynamic platform that stands for a better agility and fosters the companies’ innovation capacity. This change calls for a complete rethink of the historically implemented architecture concepts. Even if most of the current attempts are to migrate existing […]

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Round 11: OpenStack Kilo

By on May 6, 2015 in Cloud Computing, Open Source
Round 11: OpenStack Kilo

The OpenStack community hits round 11. Last week the newest OpenStack release “Kilo” was announced – with remarkable numbers. Almost 1.500 developers and 169 organizations contributed source code, patches etc. Top supporting companies to OpenStack Kilo include Red Hat, HP, IBM, Mirantis, Rackspace, Yahoo!, NEC, Huawei and SUSE. OpenStack Kilo is characterized by a better […]

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API Economy as a competitive factor: iPaaS in the Age of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Multi-Cloud Environments

API Economy as a competitive factor:  iPaaS in the Age of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Multi-Cloud Environments

What do APIs, integration and complexity have in common? All three are inseparable during the growth process of an IT project. Integration projects among two or multiple IT systems often lead to a delay or even the failure of the whole project. Depending on the company size, on-premise environments mostly consist of a relatively manageable […]

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IoT-Backend: The Evolution of Public Cloud Providers in the Internet of Things (IoT)

By on April 27, 2015 in Cloud Computing, Internet of Things
IoT-Backend:  The Evolution of Public Cloud Providers in the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) has jumbled the agenda of CIOs and CTOs faster than expected and with a breathtaking velocity. As of shortly cloud, big data and social topics occupied center stage. However, in the meantime we are talking more and more about the interconnection of physical objects like human beings, sensors, household items, […]

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