Cloud Index

Public Cloud Services Market Flirts with the Quarter-Billion-Dollar Mark
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on February 22, 2017
Gartner forecasts that the cloud computing market will reach $247 billion this year before growth rates begin to taper off.
Public Cloud Spending to Jump 24% in 2017
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on February 21, 2017
Global spending on public cloud infrastructure and services will hit $122.5 billion, according to IDC's latest forecast.
6 Myths about SaaS and Data Recovery
By Guest Author | Cloud Article Published on February 21, 2017
Organizations need to make sure they are protecting the data that resides in cloud-based applications.
Serverless Computing: AWS vs. Azure
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on February 16, 2017
Both Amazon and Microsoft have function as a service offerings. Which serverless solution you should choose depends on several factors.
3 Steps to Acclimatizing Your Organization to the Cloud
By Guest Author | Cloud Article Published on February 08, 2017
How does an established company move from in-house or colocated infrastructure to the cloud?
Microsoft, Google and IBM Cloud Growth Eclipses Smaller Players
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on February 03, 2017
When cloud giants compete, it's the smaller providers that suffer, finds Synergy Research.
HPE Snaps Up Cloud Metering Specialist Cloud Cruiser
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on January 24, 2017
Cloud Cruiser's largest customer brings the cloud usage analytics technology in-house.
Cloud IT Spending to Edge Out Traditional Data Centers by 2020
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on January 17, 2017
Spending on cloud infrastructure market is catching up to the market for traditional data center solutions, finds IDC.
Serverless Computing: 10 Things You Need to Know
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on January 16, 2017
Also called function as a service, serverless computing offers some benefits for enterprises, particularly those adopting a DevOps approach.
Cloud Market on Track to Cross $150 Billion Mark
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on January 04, 2017
Brisk IaaS and PaaS demand helped cloud providers reach new heights last year, finds Synergy Research.
Uncovering Hidden Cloud Computing Costs
By Susan Nunziata | Cloud Article Published on December 21, 2016
IT organizations are challenged to manage cloud computing costs in an environment of constant price shifting. Here’s what you need to know.
Rise of the Cloud-First Enterprise
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on December 14, 2016
A new study from North Bridge and Wikibon finds that half of all businesses prioritize the cloud as part of their IT strategy.
Amazon Delivers Cloud Superpowers
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published on December 01, 2016
New services announced including Artificial Intelligence, configuration and security capabilities.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Ends First Year on a High Note
By Sean Michael Kerner | Cloud Article Published on November 23, 2016
HPE CEO Meg Whitman is more confident than ever that splitting Hewlett Packard into two companies was the right decision.
Cloud Inspires Confidence in Disaster Recovery
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on November 23, 2016
IT managers who use cloud-based disaster recovery services sleep better at night than those who use on-premises solutions, according to a recent study from Zetta.
Hyperconvergence: Pros and Cons
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on November 14, 2016
Hyperconverged systems are becoming a lot more popular, but potential buyers should understand that hyperconverged infrastructure may not be right for every situation.
Oracle Links Its Service and IoT Clouds
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on November 14, 2016
The company's customer service cloud can draw insights and intelligence from Internet of Things devices to help solve issues faster.
Feds Rest Their Digital Transformation Hopes on the Cloud
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on November 10, 2016
U.S. federal agencies are looking to the cloud to help them prepare for the realities of today's tech-driven landscape.
Top 9 Cloud Computing Failures
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on November 10, 2016
Outages, hacks, bad weather, human error and other factors have led to some spectacular cloud failures.
Public Cloud Stokes Trust Issues
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on November 09, 2016
Businesses may be subscribing to cloud services in droves but many IT pros are increasingly casting a suspicious eye, a recent study from the SANS Institute shows.