Global Analyst Insights by Rene Buest

Tag: Cloud Computing @en

Cloud Computing Integration: A pain in the ass!

By on January 31, 2014 in Analysis

Cloud computing providers should face reality and tell their potential clients the truth! The integration within the entire cloud stack leads to the biggest complexity in the cloud. This also includes the other costs which no public cloud provider, in addition to the on-demand and pay-per-use promises, transparent has on its marketing slides. An overview. […]

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Enterprise Cloud: IBM to get into position

By on January 21, 2014 in Analysis

Last week IBM announced to invest more than 1.2 billion dollar for improving its global cloud offering. For this, cloud services are delivered from 40 data centers and 15 countries world wide. The German data center is based in Ehningen. Softlayer, IBM acquired in 2013, will play a key role. Therefore its resource capacities will […]

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Off to private cloud. OpenStack is no infrastructure solution for the public cloud!

By on January 16, 2014 in Analysis
Off to private cloud. OpenStack is no infrastructure solution for the public cloud!

OpenStack is undoubtably the new rising star for open source cloud infrastructures. Many known players, including Rackspace, RedHat, HP, Deutsche Telekom and IBM rely on the software to build their offers. But one question remains exciting. Everyone is talking about to get market share from the undisputed market leader Amazon Web Services. Above all, the […]

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Whether public or private, a cloud is indispensable for everyone!

By on January 10, 2014 in Comment

In 2014, we are finally in the year of the cloud. Promise! As in 2012 and 2013, it will make the breakthrough this year. Promise! It is written everywhere. If we take the sarcasm a little bit aside and face the reality, the truth does not look so bleak. It just depends on the shape […]

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Why companies to be at a loss without their IT department

By on January 7, 2014 in Comment

Cloud computing and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to drive modern IT solutions in the enterprise. From the ordinary employee, through specialist departments up to the board members constantly new cloud services and innovative devices are taken within the company and used for the daily work. In particular, the rapid access and ease of use […]

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Why I do not (yet) believe in the Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange (DBCE)

By on December 19, 2013 in Analysis

After a global „drumbeat“ it has become quite silent around the Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange (DBCE). However, I am often asked about the cloud marketplace, which have the pretension to revolutionize the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market, and asked about my estimation on its market potential and future. Well, summing up I always come to the same […]

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Hosted Private Platform-as-a-Service: Chances and opportunities for ISVs and enterprises

By on December 16, 2013 in Analysis
Hosted Private Platform-as-a-Service: Chances and opportunities for ISVs and enterprises

While platform-as-a-service (PaaS) has repeatedly predicted a rosy future, the service model not really gains momentum. During conversations you find out, that PaaS is likely be used for prototyping. But when it comes to production environments it is switched to infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings. The main reason for this is the level of control. This is […]

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Quo vadis VMware vCloud Hybrid Service? What to expect from vCHS?

By on December 12, 2013 in Analysis

In May of this year, with the vCloud hybrid service (vCHS) VMware presented its first infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering in a private beta. The infrastructure service is fully managed by VMware and is based on VMware vSphere. Companies that already have virtualized their own on-premise infrastructure with VMware, are to be given the opportunity to seamlessly […]

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Cloud Computing Myth: Less know-how is needed

By on December 9, 2013 in Analysis

I recently found an interesting statement in an article which describes the advantages of cloud computing. A caption was named “It’s not needed to build additional know-how within the company”. This is totally wrong. On the contrary it’s exactly the opposite. It is more knowledge needed as each vendor is promising. There is a lack […]

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Dropbox alternatives for the enterprise IT

By on December 3, 2013 in Analysis

The popularity of easy of use cloud storage services like Dropbox to cause IT decision makers quite a headache. Withal, the market already offers enterprise ready solutions. This article introduces cloud services for the professional use. Dropbox drives shadow IT Dropbox has driven cloud storage services into the enterprise. The fandom of the US provider […]

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