By Dion Hinchcliffe on May 27, 2015
Long known for an expansive set of straightforward yet highly capable Web services backed by a long-term strategic vision, Amazon had a head start from the beginning. But it dominates today for other more subtle reasons that IT leaders must consider.
By Tom Raftery on July 17, 2014
We’ve mentioned the issue of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with cloud computing once or twice in the past, and we’ve even ranked cloud computing companies based on their emissions. Obviously not all cloud companies report on their emissions (shame on you Amazon), and consequently those that don’t are at the bottom of the rankings. […]
By Tom Raftery on March 26, 2014
Cloud computing is often incorrectly touted as being a green, more environmentally-friendly, computing option. This confusion occurs because people forget that while cloud computing may be more energy efficient (may be), the environmental friendliness is determined by how much carbon is produced in the generation of that energy. If a data centre is primarily powered […]
By Michael Fauscette on July 1, 2013
Last week was quite the week in the cloud computing world. At one point in the week, I thought that maybe I should check and see if in fact, hell had frozen over. But in tech never say never I guess. Anyway, as you probably guessed I’m talking about Oracle’s three new partner announcements, which […]
By R "Ray" Wang on July 1, 2013
Oracle’s recent partnership announcements to supply Oracle technology to key cloud vendors such as Microsoft, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com create serious implications for the market.On June 28, 2013, Esteban Kolsky, Holger Mueller, and R “Ray” Wang discussed the implications of Oracle’s recent partnerships for: Salesforce customers Microsoft customers NetSuite customers Oracle customers Cloud competitors such as Amazon, Google, […]
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By Denis Pombriant on March 14, 2012
One of my favorite Mark Twain quotes is, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.” I thought of it again last week when I read about the price war going on in the infrastructure as a service space. Larry Dignan made the clever observation that he paid more for electricity in January than it cost […]
By Phil Wainewright on February 9, 2011
As the debate continues over who will make up the next leadership generation at Microsoft, I was intrigued to read the two names first on Mary Jo Foley’s list yesterday of potential successors to Bob Muglia, the departing head of Servers and Tools: “There are a number of in-house candidates that might be the kind […]
By Michael Coté on January 19, 2011
If there’s ready cash at hand, lock-in and “proprietary” is demoted in favor of a quick buck; if the developers are building a general application with a longer time between compile and cash, an open, standard platform is more attractive.
By Michael Coté on July 12, 2010
Microsoft expanded its cloud offerings today, answering the call for “private cloud.”
By Michael Coté on June 11, 2010
This week’s Microsoft TechEd was like they swept everything else off the table and focused on that one world: cloud.
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