US investor confidence in cloud computing remains high. In a recent study by Deloitte and described by GeekWire, venture capitalists ranked cloud computing as the strongest technology investment sector for the third year in a row, narrowly topping their confidence in mobile technology.
This obviously reads as good news to the cloud computing industry. But less apparent is what this means for service providers. What degree of truth is there in such high confidence? Is it too late to gain traction in an industry that’s already seen high investment levels for several years?
Disruption-free migration. Stability while accelerating. At first, you might think these phrases are oxymorons. But ServerNest, an Odin service provider partner based in Switzerland, was able to experience both with the help of Virtuozzo and Odin Business Automation Standard.
Competing in the match of the decade, the cloud boxing ring is one of fierce competition where only the strong will survive. Arming yourself to compete is not only advisable, but absolutely necessary in order to have a fighting chance at victory. (Guest blog post by Flexiant)
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Did you watch television or listen to the radio sometime today? If so, chances are that you recently participated in a syndication model – but television and radio aren’t the only mediums that profit from syndication. So does the cloud.
A lot can change in 16 years. Back in 1999, we had just developed the first concept of a container virtualization technology – and while this would later become a world-class commercial server product, containers were still seldom used and even less frequently understood. In 2005, we brought an open source version of this product to market, with less functionality for lightweight virtualization projects. If you move to today...