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This month we published the 2016 Top Cloud IaaS Provider Pricing Comparison, a cloud pricing comparison of public cloud providers with data centers in North America. The report includes pricing for virtual machines (VMs) running Linux and Windows operating systems for hourly, monthly, annual, and 3-year contract terms. Download the Report: 2016 Top Cloud IaaS…Details
The WHIR (Web Host Industry Review) recently published an article, written by the WHIR’s editor in chief Liam Eagle, summarizing our recent cloud management webinar with OnApp detailing the TCO for OpenStack VS. OnApp. The article can be found here: http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cloud-hosting-software-onapp-touts-cost-advantages-versus-openstack. The TCO analyzes a period of
The actual webinar can be viewed here: http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-webinar/open-source-or-turnkey-cloud-whats-the-right-approach-for-service-providers
There is high demand for Cloud strategy expertise, and it is not surprising given the market adoption of Cloud computing. Cloud computing is entering the early mainstream phase of adoption, which means that it is gaining market share and is widely accepted as a legitimate technology model to pursue by most organizations. However, the dynamics…Details
Introduction Cloud readiness is a term used frequently as Cloud computing matures into early mainstream adoption. Cloud readiness refers to an organization’s relative capacity to successfully adopt Cloud computing capabilities into its organizational fabric – the culture, its business processes, into its products and services, and into its information technology (IT) capabilities. Most Cloud readiness…Details
In part one of this series, we provided some essential context for Cloud Readiness by framing the importance of developing a Cloud strategy, and determining whether your Cloud goals and objectives were incremental in nature, with a limited scope; or transformational and targeting the entire enterprise value chain. In this post, we present the Cloud…Details
In the last blog (Blog 2 in the series), we explored the first four elements of the Cloud Readiness Domain Model. This blog will explore the last four pieces of the Cloud Readiness Domain Model. Cloud Security Readiness Cloud security readiness focuses on the various policy and guidance, security controls and enforcement/oversight and assurance processes,…Details