Cloud Index

Software as a Service (SaaS)
By Paul Rubens | Cloud Article Published on March 22, 2017
Software as a Service leverages cloud computing to offer flexible and efficient delivery of software to a wide array of customers.
Will Google Cloud Catch Up?
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published on March 21, 2017
An underdog in the cloud, Google is pouring resources into its cloud platform and focusing on attracting enterprise customers. Will it ever be a cloud leader?
Open Source and Cloud Computing: Friends or Foes?
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on March 13, 2017
Today's cloud runs on open source software, and many open source companies rely on the cloud to monetize their offerings. But is the situation really a win-win?
Google and Oracle Making Big SaaS Gains
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on March 10, 2017
Microsoft may be the current champ, thanks to its strong collaboration offerings, but its rivals are picking up speed, says Synergy Research.
Cloud Floats High over 'Rocky' IT Market
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on March 09, 2017
IDC predicts some ups and downs over the next year and a half, but the cloud will rise above it all.
How Serverless Computing is Changing the Cloud
By Datamation.com Staff | Cloud Article Published on February 27, 2017
The term serverless is a misnomer but the concept is influential in cloud computing – and growing in popularity.
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.