Posts from Danielle Cook

Friday Wrap Up: 7 Interesting Cloud Statistics

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Telecom Operators

Plenty of research results are released on cloud every day. At the end of this week, we look at a few relevant stats for telcos and service providers in the cloud. Some are encouraging, some are eye opening to what is possible in the cloud and what threats exist.

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Complete the North Bridge Cloud Computing Survey

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Cloud Computing

Wondering about the future of cloud computing? Why not participate in the North Bridge fifth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey in partnership with research analyst firm, Wikibon, and 36 collaborating cloud companies including Flexiant.
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Cloud Experts Comment on the Technology and Skills DevOps Need to Future Proof for the Cloud

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Expert Advice As part of our expert advice series, we asked some industry commentators what technology and/or skills do DevOps need to future proof for the cloud. Here’s what they had to say.

DevOps – the confluence of software development and IT operations – sort of embodies effective, efficient use of cloud computing resources. According to many of the case studies I’ve done, DevOps also often equates to an organization’s effort to future-proof itself, becoming more responsive to conditions, competitors, security and other issues.

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Expert Advice for Service Providers Trying to Compete in Today’s Market

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Expert Advice As part of our expert advice series, we asked some cloud industry experts to offer their advice for service providers trying to compete in today’s market. Here is what they had to say:

  • John Zanni, Senior Vice President of Cloud and Hosting Sales, Acronis

Focus on:

  • A good reputation – Make sure your datacenter has a good reputation. That you have great support with human contact 24/7. Have a phone number to call if you customer needs help or at least live chat It is their business at stake.

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Cloud Experts on Advice When Evaluating a Cloud Service Provider

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Expert Advice From price to features and functionality, geography to capacity, selecting a cloud service provider can be confusing. We asked some cloud industry experts to offer their advice when evaluating a cloud service provider. Here is what they had to say:

Start by taking a close look at the entire portfolio of applications you are considering moving to a public cloud. It is likely that these applications will correspond to a wide variety of cloud requirements. For example, some applications may demand high performance or proximity to a particular geographic region. Others may only need minimal service levels and can benefit from low prices. From here you have a couple choices in terms of strategy. You can spread the applications across multiple service providers – and deal with the additional management overhead. Or, you may be able to find a very flexible provider to meet all of your needs. For instance, some providers offer both virtual and bare metal servers, which makes it far easier to host a wider variety of applications.

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