Cloud

Cisco launches cloud-based database management-as-a-service for its UCS and HyperFlex customers 

Cisco recently announced the launch of its cloud – based management platform – Cisco Intersight, for its UCS (Unified Computing System) and HyperFlex Systems. With this, the company aims to present new ways of systems management. Cisco Intersight will solve the challenges that customers face due to more and more distributed applications and data; mobility and IoT demanding computing beyond data center capabilities; and the fact that the traditional IT models to manage systems are insufficient to meet the complexities, scale and velocity demanded by the modern IT. With decreasing server sales growth, the move seems to be an effort by the company to make its hyper-converged infrastructure offerings – UCS and Hyperflex, more attractive by simplifying its data center management. As per a...

Dell EMC ties up with IBM, VMware for its mid-market customers

At VMworld Europe 2017, IBM and Dell EMC announced a strategic partnership to enable Dell’s commercial customers extend their VMware environments- on-premises and public cloud workloads, to the IBM Cloud with ease. This will help them create new business opportunities with access to IBM’s cloud-native services including cognitive and analytics. This agreement aims at extension of IBM cloud reach for VMware solutions. In a bid to help its customers quickly and embrace their digital transformations successfully, Dell EMC will offer its customers’ VMware vCenter Server on the IBM Cloud. This in turn will help them in rapid extension of on-premises data center capacity into the public cloud and realize the benefits of investments done in VMware tooling and scripts, and training. This will prov...

OpenStack releases Pike to deliver improved manageability, composability and scale

With the launch of Pike, the OpenStack community released the 16th version of its open source cloud infrastructure platform, making it easier for users to adopt OpenStack with the improved lifecycle management tools and new delivery models that include private-cloud-as-a-service. Pike’s modular architecture will now enable running of standalone services, thus eliminating the need of complete set of OpenStack services. Composability of Pike addresses new use cases like containers and edge computing. Projects that can be run in a standalone way include Ironic bare-metal and Cinder block storage. To simplify, now OpenStack Ironic bare metal service comes with enhanced integration for Neutron networking and Cinder block storage. Cinder, can also be run as a standalone storage service for bare ...

Hosting industry gets ready for WHD.usa 2017 – to discuss the future of IoT and Cloud computing

WHD.usa, a world-class technology conference that celebrates the potential of the internet and how it can be used as a powerful technology weapon, is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas between September 11-12 this year. The two-day celebration of technology and internet capabilities, will feature inspiring keynotes from the industry leaders followed by insightful sessions on the running business practices and trends. The goal is to provide an opportunity for the leading technology businesses worldwide to connect, collaborate and share experiences that add value to the hosting industry. This year, WHD.usa will see a gathering of hosting and cloud professionals from across North America. It will include senior executives and tech leaders from top hosting companies, hardware manufacturers, sof...

RackNap announces Cloud Business Email and Domain integration with OpenSRS

RackNap a fast-growing Cloud Services Delivery and Business Automation platform provider, announced in WHD.India the complete integration of the cloud business email and domain offerings from OpenSRS (a leading provider of go-to-platform to manage domain names, email addresses, security products and more) with its platform. Service providers can use RackNap to offer these services via a unified marketplace, automatically provision and bill the end customer directly. Built with cloud technology, the email solution from OpenSRS gives anytime-anywhere and secure access to emails, contacts and calendars from any device. Protection against spam further helps the users to get a filtered mail-box free from any unrequired mails. Sabarinathan Sampath, SVP at RackNap added, “The Service provider com...

Office 365 plays pivotal role in Microsoft’s growth and presents opportunities for MSPs

As per 451 Research’s Hosting and Cloud Study 2017, there has been an increase in the number of hosted application services used by the organizations. Last year, nearly 55% organizations used email, collaboration and productivity apps for increasing business productivity. With digital transformation, hosted application services like file storage, database and warehousing, CRM and others are witnessing an increased usage. The need for collaborative communication and emailing solutions like Office 365 is also rising. As per the data released by the Microsoft, there are over 70M plus Office 365 commercial active users. Customers want more than just an emailing solution and thus, Office 365 is witnessing a rapid rise and is playing a pivotal role in Microsoft’s growth. As per Microsoft news on...

IBM acquires Private cloud and hosting business of Verizon

Verizon, through an official statement, announced the decision to sell its private cloud services and hosting business to IBM. With the new development, it seems like Verizon’s cloud services and hosting businesses have come to an end. Verizon entered the cloud market back in 2011 when it acquired Terremark, preparing a strong foundation for its private cloud business. Cloud market is witnessing a fierce competition between major players like Amazon, Google and Microsoft who have already reserved a place for themselves. Verizon also sold its public cloud services last year and with this recent move it appears like it was not able to set a higher scale for its cloud service and now might come up with new business strategies all-together. George Fischer, SVP and Group President at VES (Veriz...

Cloud IaaS to exceed traditional data center outsourcing spend in 2017

Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service will see new highs this year exceeding traditional datacenter outsourcing spend. As per a Gartner report, traditional datacenter spend in India is predicted to reach $559 million while Cloud IaaS spending will sum around $677 million, in 2017. Cloud IaaS services represent a cost effective and optimized model of managing infrastructural needs of the organizations and act as the reason why most of them go for these integrated systems. Talking about the trend, Gartner Research Analyst – DD Mishra said, “As the demand for agility and flexibility grows, organizations will shift toward more industrialized, less-tailored options. Organizations that adopt hybrid infrastructure will optimize costs and increase efficiency. However, it increases the complexity...

Increased IoT adoption opens new door of opportunities for providers

Increase in the internet penetration rate, growing interconnected devices and BYOD trend in the organizations along with an increase in the new technologies is leading to growth in the Internet of Things (IoT). The term IoT is used for representing a system of interconnectedness of machines, computing devices via internet, allowing easy exchange of data. As per the data released by Microsoft in the Hosting and Cloud summit 2017, IoT is impacting all sizes of businesses from manufacturing, infrastructure, logistics, transportation to government and is helping organizations with insightful data and analytics. It also promotes asset management and remote monitoring. The coming years can see several inventions around IoT, like smart lighting to take control over energy consumption, smart parki...

AI and cognitive systems to play a major role in digital transformation

Widespread adoption of cognitive systems and artificial intelligence (AI) across a broad range of industries will drive worldwide revenues from nearly $8.0 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020 – IDC. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cognitive systems are impacting a huge number of industries. A study commissioned by IDC predicts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 55.1% for the cognitive/AI solutions markets over the 2016-2020 forecast period. Software developers and end user organizations have already begun the process of embedding and deploying cognitive/artificial intelligence into almost every kind of enterprise application or process – David Schubmehl, Research Director, (Cognitive Systems and Content Analytics) IDC said. He further added, “Recent announcem...

Devastating weather conditions push some companies to AWS, CTO – Amazon

The emerging cloud technologies are enabling companies to move away from on-premise data centers to cloud-based DC(s).While this is the major reason behind excessive cloud migration but lately, some clients have been signing-in on cloud due to a totally different reason – the climate change. The recent years have been witnessing massive storms and earthquakes from New Jersey to Japan, leaving infrastructure destroyed and in an irretrievable state. Most organizations are now favoring cloud for data backup and improved accessibility, Werger Vogels – CTO, Amazon, told to a news channel. During the AWS summit in San Francisco, Vogels said that many banking and telecommunication firms in the Philippines have been adopting AWS facilities in Singapore, “given the massive typhoons that...

Worldwide hosting and Cloud market growing at a rate of 20% CAGR, with cloud share to increase to 43% by 2020

There has been a substantial shift in the workload to the cloud environment with dramatic workload migration expected within the next two years, from current 41% to over 60%.  On premise to off premise shift is expected from 35% to 52%, and significant expansion of public clouds (IaaS and SaaS) is predicted as workload execution venues. – 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Workloads & Key Projects 2016. As per another study by 451 Research – Grand Strategy for Digital Transformation: Partner for Success, the cloud share in hosting and cloud market is expected to increase from 7% in 2010 to 43% by 2020. Out of 1721 respondents, including SMBs, organizations and companies in over 10 geographical locations, over 66% chose hosted private cloud, 61% chose dedicated...

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