Oct2017

Microsoft Has Expanded Its Global Presence

On September 22, Microsoft made some major availability announcements. The first was its announcement that the Marea subsea cable has been completed. This is a joint Microsoft, Facebook, and Telefónica project that will deliver 160 terabits of data per second across the …
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Oct2017

Layoffs at Citrix…What’s Next?

Over the past couple of days, various Citrix employees have been invited to meetings and conference calls wherein they’ve received layoff notifications. While the full extent of the layoffs is unknown, it appears that the Octoblu, ShareFile/Podio, XenMobile, and App Layering …
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Aug2017

Second-Quarter Cloud Vendor Highlights

The second quarter highlights based on the cloud vendors’ conference calls is now in, and all reports seem to indicate another strong and healthy quarter in the public cloud space. The companies that have reported in and are a part of this highlight are Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, and SAP. While the overall cloud marketplace with these vendors remains healthy and growing, there are a couple of areas within the marketplace to showcase. 

Jul2017

Second Quarter Cloud Insights

Second Quarter Cloud Insights: If I had to choose a few keywords to give insight into how the second quarter in the cloud space has shaped up, they would be demand, serverless and API. The outlook of the cloud industry, namely Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), appear to be improving with around a fifty percent year over year growth so far 2017.  Compare that to the prior quarter of around forty-five percent with international demand and the implementation of corporate “cloud-first” initiatives driven by the company C-Level executives.