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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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Guidance: The Internet of Things Stack for CIOs

By on June 15, 2015 in Internet of Things
Guidance: The Internet of Things Stack for CIOs

CEOs and CIOs who consider to enter the Internet of Things (IoT) market need to understand, which capabilities are waiting for them and at which level they are keen to play along. In addition, develop an IoT solution means to research lots of providers and and suppliers in order to find the appropriate partner for […]

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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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