Cloud Index

How the Cloud is Complicating IT and Business
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Cloud Article Published on September 18, 2017
Some businesses are also discovering that today’s cloud services add a new layer of complexity to their existing IT environment rather than simplifying their situations.
Financial Application Market Catching Cloud Fever
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on September 13, 2017
More businesses are moving their financial applications off their on-premises systems and onto the cloud, says Gartner.
Hybrid Cloud Storage Startup Elastifile Raises $16 Million
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on September 11, 2017
Western Digital increases its investments in flash and hybrid cloud storage specialist Elastifile.
SaaS Market Nears the $15 Billion Per Quarter Milestone
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on August 31, 2017
Increasing business demand for cloud applications has pushed the market to new heights, according to a new analysis from Synergy Research.
Serverless May Kill Containers
By Matt Asay | Cloud Article Published on August 23, 2017
Innovation in serverless is outpacing the maturing of Kubernetes and other container management tools. This bodes well for serverless and not so well for containers.
IT Professionals Largely Unfazed by Cloud Outages
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on August 21, 2017
Despite the risk of service outages, most technology workers still place a lot of faith in the cloud, according to a study from ManageEngine and ITSM.tools.
Warning: Your Shiny New Cloud Is Already Legacy
By Guest Author | Cloud Article Published on August 09, 2017
Your company may deploy to the cloud, but you are falling behind unless you are also adopting an array of next-gen technologies.
Can Microsoft Save the Private Cloud?
By David Linthicum | Cloud Article Published on August 07, 2017
Microsoft’s Azure Stack promises a tighter integration between a company’s public and private clouds. How will this affect the larger cloud market?
What is Private Cloud?
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published on August 01, 2017
A private cloud can increase efficiency, decrease costs and offer more security than a public cloud. Yet private clouds offer challenges of their own.
Amazon Continues to Dominate Cloud Infrastructure Market
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on July 28, 2017
Rivals are gaining fast, but AWS has a big head start and isn't giving up its perch at the top anytime soon.
Vendor Lock-in Fears Hinder Cloud Migrations
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on July 26, 2017
A new study from Stratoscale finds that businesses are concerned that public cloud providers will hold their workloads and data hostage.
Growing Cloud Market Lifts Fortunes of Hyperscale Providers
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on July 18, 2017
The cloud computing market will cross a major revenue milestone in 2020, but most of the spoils will go to hyperscale providers, according to Synergy Research Group.
Worldwide IT Market Lifted by Cloud and Mobile
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on July 14, 2017
IDC expects IT spending to climb to $2.1 trillion as cloud providers bulk up their data centers and buyers snap up this year's batch of desirable smartphones.
How SaaS Industry Is Becoming a Victim of Its Own Success
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Cloud Article Published on July 10, 2017
Some organizations won't spend more on annual SaaS subscriptions because they are stuck on a previous version of the SaaS solution and are no longer able to take full advantage of the latest features.
Get Ready for the Post-Cloud World
By Guest Author | Cloud Article Published on July 05, 2017
Beyond cloud computing, the new differentiator is in how well an organization procures and consumes many digital business assets simultaneously, dynamically, and in deep synergy.
Cloud IT Infrastructure Accounts for Nearly 40% of All IT Spending
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on June 30, 2017
Large cloud services providers snapped up servers, storage and networking equipment at a brisk pace during the first quarter of 2017, finds IDC.
HPE, Microsoft Azure Offer Cohesity Secondary Storage
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on May 25, 2017
The startup teams up with HPE and Microsoft's cloud to enable massive secondary storage consolidation and help customers shift storage workloads to the cloud.
Google Cloud Platform
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on May 25, 2017
Along with strong IaaS capabilities, it is Google's PaaS that really shines — and the Google Cloud Platform excels at big data, analytics and machine learning as well.
IBM Cloud
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on May 24, 2017
IBM's Bluemix cloud computing platform stands out for its bare metal servers, GPU servers, big data analytics and cognitive computing capabilities, as well as its developer-friendly features.
Microsoft Azure
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on May 23, 2017
Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform boasts excellent hybrid cloud capabilities, as well as secure, reliable service.