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Enterprises Will Start Seeing Through Clouds in 2012

on January 05, 2012 by Christopher Glenn

A year ago, the hottest topic amongst enterprise IT executives was their cloud strategy. There was the expected give and take about whether “The Cloud” was a flash in the pan or whether it was really the vein of gold that prospectors claimed. It is pretty clear that the cloud won, hands down. More...


Strong Interest in the Cloud

on November 08, 2011 by Braj Thakur

If you had any doubts about whether interest in the cloud is real, a fresh survey of IT professionals should dispel them.

Detailed in a new Webtorials paper (registration required, but it’s free), the survey asked 164 IT pros how likely it was that their companies would leverage the cloud for a variety of uses within the next year. The numbers are surprisingly promising for cloud adoption. More...


Market is Responding to Cloud Security Concerns

on October 26, 2011 by Braj Thakur

At the recent Interop trade show, according to news reports, security was a big topic, including cloud-centric security.

That’s a good thing, and it shows that the market is working as it is supposed to. There’s no doubt that enterprises are interested in taking advantage of what the cloud can offer in terms of hosting data, applications, and infrastructure. But they have to be sure that everything “out there” in the cloud is as safe as it would be if it was under their roof, in that locked room, with people whose job it is to ensure authorized access of the data. More...


Dependable Cloud or Commodity?

on September 07, 2011 by Braj Thakur

There’s a school of thought out there that cloud transport can and should be just a commodity. A dumb pipe that gets you to your data or app destination. Then, inside that destination, all the intelligence resides in the software, along with the security and reliability. More...


Building the Highway to the Dependable Cloud

on August 24, 2011 by Braj Thakur

When it comes to the highway to the cloud, it will be paved with partnerships, between ASPs (and other solutions providers) and carriers. Sprint, preferably, but there’s probably room for other carriers, I suppose.

We’re not the only ones with this partnership perspective. This article from CRN makes the point that while there has been a traditional divide between solution providers and carriers, that divide is no longer practical in a world where enterprises simply want to be cloud-connected in the most effective and reliable way possible. Increasingly, this is what customers want and demand. More...


Getting a Better Understanding of the Cloud

on August 15, 2011 by Braj Thakur

Despite growing usage of, and interest in, the cloud, enterprises and even providers are still feeling their way around in this relatively new technology environment. Like explorers in a new and largely unexplored frontier territory, we’re learning as we go, and dispelling mistaken perceptions along the way. More...


The Tale of the Telcos and Cloud Computing

on September 20, 2010 by Braj Thakur

It seems like every mid-to-large business is doing something in the cloud. If these companies don’t offer a cloud service, they have migrated to the cloud, or are talking about doing so. That is, except for the telcos, who some believe are overlooking the cloud. More...