Global Analyst Insights by Rene Buest


Top 10 article on CloudUser in 2013

By on Dezember 31, 2013 in Analysis

The year 2013 is coming to an end and it’s time for a little summary of the most-read articles on CloudUser. Here are the Top 10 of all English-speaking articles in 2013 (01.01.2013 – 30.12.2013). 1. Building a hosted private cloud with the open source cloud computing infrastructure solution openQRM A how-to and backgrounds to […]

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Diversification? Microsoft’s Cloud OS Partner Network mutates to an "OpenStack Community"

By on Dezember 17, 2013 in Analysis

At first sight the announcement of the new Microsoft Cloud OS Partner Network sounds indeed interesting. Who doesn’t want to use the Microsoft public cloud directly, as of now can select from one of several partner to access the Microsoft technologies indirectly. It is also possible to span a hybrid cloud between the Microsoft cloud […]

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HP Cloud Portfolio: Overview & Analysis

By on Oktober 31, 2013 in Analysis

HP’s cloud portfolio consists of a range of cloud-based solutions and services. The HP Public Cloud is a true infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering and the current core product, which is marketed generous. The HP Enterprise Services – Virtual Private Cloud provides a hosted Private Cloud from HP. The Public Cloud services are delivered […]

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Multi-Cloud is "The New Normal"

By on Oktober 21, 2013 in Analysis

Not least the disaster of Nirvanix had shown that one should not rely on a single cloud provider. But regardless of spreading the risk, the usage of a multi-cloud strategy is a recommended approach which already is conscious or unconscious practionzed. Hybrid or multi-cloud? What actually means multi-cloud? Or what is the difference to a […]

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Enterprise Cloud Computing: T-Systems to launch "Enterprise Marketplace"

By on Oktober 2, 2013 in Analysis

According to Deutsche Telekom it already could reach about 10.000 mid-size business for its Business Marketplace. Now a similar success should be achieved in the corporate customer environment. For this the Enterprise Marketplace is available to purchase software, hardware or packaged solutions on demand and even deploy firm-specific in-house development for the own employees. SaaS, […]

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A view of Europe's own cloud computing market

By on September 23, 2013 in Analysis

Europe’s cloud market is dominated by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Windows Azure, and Rackspace. So the same providers that serve the rest of the world. Each of these global providers has a local presence in Europe and all have made efforts to satisfy European-specific concerns with respect to privacy and data protection. Nevertheless, a growing […]

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GigaOM Analyst Webinar – The Future of Cloud in Europe [Recording]

By on August 9, 2013 in Analysis

On July 9 Jo Maitland, Jon Collins, George Anadiotis and I talked about the opportunities and challenges of the cloud in Europe and countries such as Germany or the UK, and gave an insight into the cloud computing market in Europe. The recording of the international GigaOM analyst webinar „The Future of Cloud in Europe“ […]

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Windows Azure Infrastructure Services – Microsoft is not yet on par with Amazon AWS

By on April 22, 2013 in Analysis with 0 Comments

That Microsoft, as one of the world’s leading IT companies eventually have to fight with an „online store“ and a „search engine“ for market share, probably, no one ever dared to dream in Redmond. But that is the reality. Amazon and its Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the engine of innovation in the cloud computing […]

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ProfitBricks under the hood: IaaS from Germany – be curious

By on Februar 19, 2013 in Analysis with 0 Comments

Last week I had a briefing with ProfitBricks to get a better understanding of the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering from Germany and to ask specific questions. I examined ProfitBricks critically with two articles in the past, number one here and number two here. First, because I don’t like marketing phrases that just promise much more than […]

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Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Windows Azure – A direct comparison

By on Januar 19, 2013 in Analysis with 0 Comments

Many companies are currently in the evaluation of public cloud services such as IaaS. The first thoughts brush the two large and supposedly known providers in the scene – Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure. Both have an extensive and growing range of cloud services today. But, if you want to compare both portfolios […]

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