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Should ‘Made in America’ apply to cloud providers?

Let’s start by acknowledging the elephant in the room: The top three public cloud computing providers are all U.S.-based, so enterprises in the United States, and even in most other countries, are facing a natural U.S.-based monopoly on public cloud … Continue reading

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Don’t let cloud providers kick you off like United

As everyone knows, last week a United Airlines passenger was asked to deplane because the airline overbooked and needed his seat for a staff member, then was dragged off the plane by Chicago airport cops when he refused to leave. … Continue reading

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Software-Defined Storage & Containers: Solution For Shared Service Providers

Shared service providers, including telephone companies, hosting services, and related businesses, stand to benefit from the combination of containerized microservices and software-defined storage. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IDG Contributor Network: When the Big One hits Seattle, will cloud providers stay on?

The San Andreas Fault gets all the attention, media coverage and movies, but it’s not the fault line the tech sector needs to worry about. A much bigger problem lies to the north, and some of the most important tech … Continue reading

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Cloud providers fail to give IT the data it needs

Cloud users made their feelings known in new research study by Forrester: Users say vendors must do a better job of assuaging compliance fears, build more support capabilities, and make customers feel wanted. The survey covered 275 IT decision-makers in … Continue reading

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Uptime Institute tightens certification rules for service providers

The Uptime Institute is updating the way it certifies data centers in a move to help ensure that cloud computing customers get the level of service they think they’re paying for. The Institute runs a tiering system in which it … Continue reading

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How Public Cloud Providers Rain On Users

A recent Forrester study finds corporate customers are largely dissatisfied with their primary public cloud providers. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Public cloud providers’ end game shouldn’t surprise anyone

In the beginning, public cloud was the only choice. If you had an existing environment on-premise, colocated or with another web hosting company, you couldn’t connect it up to the public cloud. You could set up your own site-to-site VPN … Continue reading

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5 Top Cloud Hosting Platform Providers

5 Top Cloud Hosting Platform Providers A cloud platform is more than just a single application. It is often an entire framework for hosting in the cloud, but unlike standard unmanaged hosting, it includes all of the tools you need … Continue reading

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It’s hosting, dammit: Fed up with fake cloud providers

It’s hosting, dammit: Fed up with fake cloud providers According to a CIO survey by hosting provider ElasticHosts, “83 percent of companies are frustrated with having to cut through marketing hype to find out which solutions are genuine cloud offerings … Continue reading

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