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Cloud-Native Isn’t Edge-Native

by Tom Bittman  |  April 17, 2020

Applications or parts of applications that operate near the edge are not the same as applications that thrive in the hyperscale cloud. In the same way that lifting and shifting...

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Bypass Data Center Outsourcing Competition Smartly with Intelligent Automation Services

by Rene Buest  |  September 24, 2018

Currently, data center outsourcing (DCO) providers spend 70% to 80% of their IT budget on operations and maintenance of data centers. However, clients increasingly expect year-over-year improvements in service quality...

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Infrastructure Service Providers Cannot “Simply Survive” with “Simple” Infrastructure Services

by Rene Buest  |  September 17, 2018

Through 2020, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will cannibalize up to 25% of the infrastructure outsourcing market. A key factor in IaaS growth is the creation of new infrastructure...

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Who Drives Digital Business From the Cloud Through the Edge to the Digital Touchpoint?

by Rene Buest  |  September 8, 2018

On a flight back home from London, I found the catchy headline “Clicks meet Bricks” in British Airways’ magazine “business life”. The article highlights the new age of retail, showing...

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Service Providers Must Act Now to Stay Relevant in a Cloud-First World!

by Rene Buest  |  August 22, 2018

Cloud computing has become the epitome of next-generation IT, and cloud-first strategies are the common approach for new IT investments. Gartner expects cloud adoption rates among organizations to jump from...

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The Edge Will Eat The Cloud

by Tom Bittman  |  March 6, 2017

Today, cloud computing is eating enterprise data centers, as more and more workloads are born in the cloud, and some are transforming and moving to the cloud. But there's another...

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Focusing on the Enterprise-Defined Data Center

by Tom Bittman  |  May 18, 2015

We need another IT term, right? My problem is terms like "Software-Defined Data Center" focus on a very limited "how," and not the "why." And far too many of the...

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Some Perspective on the Explosion of VMs in the Cloud

by Tom Bittman  |  March 5, 2015

Virtualization was dominated by on-premises enterprise virtualization, and on-premises private clouds were the primary sourcing model for VMs offered as a service - for a few years. Certainly not true...

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Cloud Computing Requires Brokers - And Carrots

by Tom Bittman  |  February 20, 2015

I can use a credit card and get services up and running within a very short amount of time from a cloud provider. Why would I want to use a...

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Problems Encountered by 95% of Private Clouds

by Tom Bittman  |  February 5, 2015

In my last blog post, I identified ten reasons private clouds were failing. I consolidated that list to six items (below), and polled attendees at Gartner's Datacenter Conference in Las...

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