ContainerCon 2015 Recap: Containers Finally Earn Their Spotlight on the Tech Stage

You know a technology is becoming big news when it starts headlining its own conferences. 

Last week, hundreds of attendees gathered at ContainerCon 2015 in Seattle, the first event of its kind hosted by the Linux Foundation. In addition to bringing together leading tech companies and other industry insiders, ContainerCon highlighted the progress and advances in container-based application virtualization. 

Posted on August 27, 2015 and filed under Virtualized Infrastructure.

When Bigger isn’t Always Better: Smaller Service Providers vs. the Big Four

Is bigger always better? According to a new study from Synergy Research Group, the “Big Four” cloud service providers – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, IBM, and Google – have a combined international market share of 54%, and this share has grown for the second consecutive year. Some have claimed this is good news for the Big Four and not-so-good news for everyone else. 

We have a different perspective. 

Why Your Cloud Business Needs More Women

At the recent HostingCon in San Diego, I was on a panel that was a bit different from the other event sessions. My fellow panelists and I were brought together due to our shared interest in seeing more women in the hosting and cloud industry. 

Posted on August 10, 2015 and filed under Industry & Market Insights.

Delivering Greater Value while Decreasing Costs – Partner Spotlight on Vastspace

Needing to deliver more while keeping expenses low is one of the great paradoxes for businesses. Vastspace, an Odin web hoster partner located in Singapore, is no exception to this rule...

Posted on August 5, 2015 and filed under Partners & Customers.

Microsoft WPC 2015 Recap: Overwhelming Interest in Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program and Odin Service Automation

Last week, more than 15,000 participants attended the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference (WPC) in Orlando. The convention’s theme was “new innovations and partner opportunities with Microsoft,” and one of the hottest topics was the Microsoft CSP program. On the event’s first day, Microsoft announced...

Posted on July 23, 2015 and filed under Events.