Global Analyst Insights by Rene Buest

Tag: IaaS

The OpenStack appeal continues to rise

By on June 16, 2014 in Cloud Computing
The OpenStack appeal continues to rise

For many CIOs and cloud strategists the open cloud management framework OpenStack still counts as a pure marketing engine. But this perception is deceiving. With the “Icehouse” release and the serious support of big IT vendors the open source project is evolving into a leading cloud standard. The OpenStack momentum continues to build OpenStack can […]

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Amazon AWS builds a data center in Germany: Nice idea!

By on June 7, 2014 in Cloud Computing with 1 Comment
Amazon AWS builds a data center in Germany: Nice idea!

The Amazon Web Services will open a new cloud region targeting the German market by establishing a data center in Germany (Frankfurt). But is this so exciting for German companies? Amazon AWS to touch down in Germany Apparently, Amazon AWS has recognized the importance of the German market and the concerns of German companies. Crisp […]

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Analyst Report: Amazon AWS vs. Microsoft Azure

By on May 31, 2014 in Cloud Computing with 0 Comments
Analyst Report: Amazon AWS vs. Microsoft Azure

After Microsoft needed to fight against vendors like Novell, Oracle, IBM or HP for on-premise market shares in the last decades, with the Amazon Web Services a new giant has been established in the public cloud, who puts out feelers to the enterprise customer. A market which predominantly is dominated by Microsoft and which reveals […]

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Building a hosted private cloud with the open source cloud computing infrastructure solution openQRM

By on July 1, 2013 in Insights @en
Building a hosted private cloud with the open source cloud computing infrastructure solution openQRM

Companies have recognized the benefits of the flexibility of their IT infrastructure. However, the recent past has reinforced the concern to avoid the path to the public cloud for reasons of data protection and information security. Therefore alternatives need to be evaluated. With a private cloud one is found, if this would not end in […]

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The cloud computing world is hybrid! Is Dell showing us the right direction?

By on May 29, 2013 in Comment with 0 Comments

With a clear cut, Dell said good bye to the public cloud and align its cloud computing strategy with own OpenStack-based private cloud solutions, including a cloud service broker for other public cloud providers. At first the move comes surprising, but makes sense when you take a closer look at Dell, whose recent past and […]

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Google Compute Engine: Google is officially in the game

By on May 23, 2013 in Analysis with 0 Comments

Google officially gets in the battle for market share in the infrastrucuture-as-a-service (IaaS) area. What was only determined for a selected group of customers starting one year ago, the company from Mountain View has now made available for the general public as part of the Google I/O 2013. It’s about their cloud computing offering, Google […]

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Rackspace differentiated its IaaS cloud offering with a higher-value support

By on May 16, 2013 in Analysis with 0 Comments

Rackspace currently does everything it can to fight for market share in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) area against the Amazon Web Services. After the poor results in Q1/2013 no easy task. As the driving wheel behind the OpenStack movement, the former managed hosting provider attempts to anchor the topic of open source in the cloud and […]

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Enterprise Cloud Portal: T-Systems consolidates its cloud portfolio

By on May 10, 2013 in Analysis with 0 Comments

With its Enterprise Cloud Portal German Telekom subsidiary T-Systems presents its first cloud service-wide offering for corporate customers. On the portal, companies can inform about the cloud solutions from T-Systems, test them and order directly. The currently offered services include solutions for mobile device management, Dynamic Services for Infrastructure and the Enterprise Marketplace. A look […]

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Value added services are the future of infrastructure-as-a-service

By on January 18, 2013 in Comment with 0 Comments

The title of this article may confuse a bit. After all, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) are services already. But I have my reasons. From the beginning, in its Magic Quadrant Gartner identifies the Amazon Web Services as the leading provider of the IaaS market. However, whom I miss in it is Windows Azure. But why is it […]

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Traditional webhoster and their fight with real infrastructure-as-a-services

By on December 7, 2012 in Analysis with 0 Comments

Some days ago I had a briefing with an european webhoster who presented his product line-up and the strategic alignment. I reluctantly would like to use the term cloud-washing. But this call showed me again that traditional webhoster have massive problems to define and build a real infrastructure-as-a-service offering. Difficulties with modernity It is what […]

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