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Cloud Index

Top 10 Cloud Computing Challenges
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on August 02, 2018
These are some of the top challenges of cloud computing — and how to address them.
The Dark Side of Containers: Protecting Container Data from Itself
By Christine Taylor | Cloud Article Published on July 30, 2018
If a container creates persistent application data, then IT needs to back up that data to protect it against data loss, errors, and corruption.
Hybrid Cloud Management Software: Top 11 Solutions
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on July 11, 2018
Many companies turn to hybrid cloud management software as they adopt hybrid cloud and multi-cloud strategies that are becoming more complex and difficult to manage.
10 Top IaaS Companies
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on July 10, 2018
These top IaaS providers offer virtual resources, such as server space, network connections, and IP addresses, primarily for hosting, building, testing, and deploying Websites and applications.
Top PaaS Providers
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on July 03, 2018
The top PaaS providers offer key services to cloud customers. Indeed, PaaS is specifically for cloud-based application development. Customers are given resources to build, deploy, and launch software applications, such as apps and tools, hosting, databases, cloud security, and data storage.
AWS CloudFormation: Using Infrastructure as Code
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on May 29, 2018
Amazon was the first cloud vendor to offer IAC through CloudFormation, which it launched in 2011. AWS CloudFormation provides a common language for you to describe and provision all the infrastructure resources in your cloud environment using a simple text file to model and provision all the resources needed for your applications across all regions and accounts.
Top 15 Hybrid Cloud Providers
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on May 24, 2018
These top hybrid cloud providers are leading the way toward what appears to evolving into the default cloud model.
Managing Your Cloud: Expert Advice
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published on May 23, 2018
Two top experts in cloud computing provide advice on managing today's cloud deployments, from costs to technology to staffing.
Cloud Market Share: Cloud Leaders and Followers
By Pedro Hernandez | Cloud Article Published on May 22, 2018
The majority of cloud market share is held by the familiar names, yet the game's not over. A look at the leading companies in the competitive enterprise cloud computing market.
Alibaba Cloud: Rising Star in the Cloud Market
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on May 21, 2018
Alibaba Cloud doesn't get as much attention as other cloud leaders – expect that to change as this cloud vendor keeps emerging in the IaaS market.
Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence: 7 Trends for 2018
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published on May 15, 2018
A detailed portrait of the cloud-based business intelligence market, from the expert who coined the term 'business intelligence'.
Cloud Computing Companies
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on May 10, 2018
These leading cloud computing companies are pioneers in IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, cloud-based data and other key emerging enterprise technologies.
Build 2018: How Different Microsoft Has Become
By Rob Enderle | Cloud Article Published on May 09, 2018
This year's Microsoft Build conference is one of the most entertaining and engaging corporate events, I've ever attended — and that's a welcome change.
Top 7 Cloud Computing Companies in 2018
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on May 08, 2018
AWS and Microsoft dominate are top cloud companies, but they aren't the only players in the IaaS and PaaS markets.
Future of Cloud Computing: All Hybrid Cloud
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on May 03, 2018
Hybrid cloud will grow dominant in the future, as pure play cloud will be as likely as a company with an all-on-premises strategy.
Top 6 Barriers to Cloud Analytics
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on May 02, 2018
Enterprises want to run their big analytics in the public cloud, but technical, cultural and strategic barriers are standing in their way.
Understanding Serverless Cloud Costs: Expert Insight
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published on April 17, 2018
Expert advice on serverless cloud computing costs, from a leading expert on cloud economics.
AWS Cloud Services: 20 Amazon Services You Might Not Know About (But Should)
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on April 17, 2018
The cloud computing leader continues to roll out new services related to machine learning, containerization, virtual reality, application development and more.
Amazon IoT: Leading the Pack
By Matt Asay | Cloud Article Published on April 12, 2018
As competitors vie for market share in the Internet of Things market, there are reasons that AWS IoT has an edge.
IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS: Which Should You Choose?
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on April 11, 2018
IaaS, PaaS, SaaS are each popular cloud delivery models, and each has strengths and weaknesses that make it a good fit for some use cases — and not for others.
NVIDIA Launches a Workstation Ray-Tracing Revolution
By Rob Enderle | Cloud Article Published on August 16, 2018
This new video card line could radically transform the television and movie industries.
Top 8 ETL Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on August 15, 2018
These ETL tools feature advanced data integration capabilities that can help enterprises prepare data for analytics.
What is ETL: Extract, Transform, Load
By Lisa Morgan | Cloud Article Published on August 14, 2018
Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) is a mature process that enables organizations to make sense out of disparate data, regardless of where the data resides or the format in which it has been stored.
20 Top Blockchain Companies
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on August 13, 2018
Our list of 20 leading blockchain companies offers a mix of old guard and new guard and reflects the leaders and innovators in this emerging technology, not just another cryptocurrency offering.
Artificial Intelligence Use Cases
By Samuel Greengard | Cloud Article Published on August 13, 2018
A look at some of the biggest and best Artificial Intelligence use cases, with an eye toward portraying the competitive advantage of AI.
Big Data Pros and Cons
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on August 09, 2018
The advantages of big data analytics are considerable, but enterprises should also carefully weigh the potential drawbacks before committing to a project.
What Is Hyperconverged Infrastructure?
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on August 06, 2018
These popular hyperconverged infrastructure systems offer tightly integrated, software-defined compute and storage infrastructure, along with a unified management interface.
HP Acquired Apogee — Here's What the Company Did Right
By Rob Enderle | Cloud Article Published on August 03, 2018
Investing in printer R&D despite a market decline left the company in good shape.
Top 10 Cloud Computing Challenges
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on August 02, 2018
These are some of the top challenges of cloud computing — and how to address them.
The Dark Side of Containers: Protecting Container Data from Itself
By Christine Taylor | Cloud Article Published on July 30, 2018
If a container creates persistent application data, then IT needs to back up that data to protect it against data loss, errors, and corruption.
IBM Turns in Solid Quarter Thanks to Strong Executive Leadership
By Rob Enderle | Cloud Article Published on July 26, 2018
The company's long-term strategy is beginning to pay off.
25 Top AI Startups
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on July 18, 2018
These leading AI startups are among the dominant players, companies shipping product or close to it, and those that have raised significant venture money.
Data Analytics: Operating with New Agility
By Guest Author | Cloud Article Published on July 17, 2018
Data analytics teams lack the capabilities needed to deliver insights at the speed of business. Analytics 'pod teams' – which include experts across various skillsets - provide a viable solution to this challenge.
Using Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage: Expert Advice
By James Maguire | Cloud Article Published on July 16, 2018
Two leading experts on using data analytics talk about getting consensus, solving problems, and the future of analytics in business.
Hybrid Cloud Management Software: Top 11 Solutions
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on July 11, 2018
Many companies turn to hybrid cloud management software as they adopt hybrid cloud and multi-cloud strategies that are becoming more complex and difficult to manage.
Top 10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Failed
By Matt Hartley | Cloud Article Published on July 11, 2018
Despite its cost advantages, the masses haven't gravitated toward Linux for their desktop usage. The reasons why are numerous.
10 Top IaaS Companies
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on July 10, 2018
These top IaaS providers offer virtual resources, such as server space, network connections, and IP addresses, primarily for hosting, building, testing, and deploying Websites and applications.
CIOs Leveraging AI and Machine Learning For ITSM Goals
By Jeff Kaplan | Cloud Article Published on July 03, 2018
As AI and ML become more critical, CIOs are finding ways to leverage these emerging technologies.
Top PaaS Providers
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on July 03, 2018
The top PaaS providers offer key services to cloud customers. Indeed, PaaS is specifically for cloud-based application development. Customers are given resources to build, deploy, and launch software applications, such as apps and tools, hosting, databases, cloud security, and data storage.
Lenovo’s David Roman Steps Down
By Rob Enderle | Cloud Article Published on July 03, 2018
One of the most amazing CMOs in the industry will be back.
Transforming Enterprise Data Through Crowdsourcing
By Guest Author | Cloud Article Published on June 29, 2018
Crowdsourced information governance is enabled by empowering a company’s hundreds or thousands of business users to collectively improve the value of overall corporate data.
Much More Than Toys – Why Organizations Need to Industrialize the Data Science Playground
By Guest Author | Cloud Article Published on June 26, 2018
For data science to enable transformative impact, organizations must harness the power of new (and old) technologies to provide data scientists with an ever-evolving, fit-for-purpose data science workbench, the “data science playground.”
The Clipper Race and the Return of Rugged Computers
By Rob Enderle | Cloud Article Published on June 25, 2018
The time is ripe for innovation in the hardened laptop market.
Linux File Server Guide
By Matt Hartley | Cloud Article Published on June 19, 2018
Linux file servers play an essential role. When using one of the popular Linux distributions, you have a few different file sharing options to choose from. Some of them are simple but not that secure. Others are highly secure, yet require some know-how to set up initially.
Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on June 14, 2018
Artificial intelligence and deep learning still emerging technologies, but they are poised to become incredibly influential in the near future.
NVIDIA Launches a Workstation Ray-Tracing Revolution
By Rob Enderle | Cloud Article Published on August 16, 2018
This new video card line could radically transform the television and movie industries.
Top 8 ETL Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on August 15, 2018
These ETL tools feature advanced data integration capabilities that can help enterprises prepare data for analytics.
What is ETL: Extract, Transform, Load
By Lisa Morgan | Cloud Article Published on August 14, 2018
Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) is a mature process that enables organizations to make sense out of disparate data, regardless of where the data resides or the format in which it has been stored.
20 Top Blockchain Companies
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on August 13, 2018
Our list of 20 leading blockchain companies offers a mix of old guard and new guard and reflects the leaders and innovators in this emerging technology, not just another cryptocurrency offering.
Artificial Intelligence Use Cases
By Samuel Greengard | Cloud Article Published on August 13, 2018
A look at some of the biggest and best Artificial Intelligence use cases, with an eye toward portraying the competitive advantage of AI.
10 Big Data Cloud Services
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on January 16, 2018
These leading big data analytics services can help enterprises derive valuable insights from large quantities of data.
10 Top IaaS Companies
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on July 10, 2018
These top IaaS providers offer virtual resources, such as server space, network connections, and IP addresses, primarily for hosting, building, testing, and deploying Websites and applications.
15 Top Cloud Managed Services Providers
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on March 29, 2018
These prominent managed cloud services providers play a key role in the growth of cloud computing.
50 Leading SaaS Companies
By Andy Patrizio | Cloud Article Published on February 05, 2018
SaaS companies are leading the way in this new era of tech. Here’s a extensive survey of the SaaS companies that are shaping the market.
8 Tips to Future-Proof Your Cloud Computing Deployment
By Cynthia Harvey | Cloud Article Published on December 13, 2017
8 Tips to Future-Proof Your Cloud Computing Deployment