Ahead in the Clouds:

July, 2014


July 28, 2014  3:44 PM

AWS is not the only pretty one in the room anymore

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
Amazon, AWS, Barbie, Google, IBM, Jeff Bezos, Microsoft, OpenStack

It may be too early to conclude that the party at AWS towers is over but the cloud provider is definitely feeling the heat of the...

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July 22, 2014  11:36 PM

Azure brings sunshine to Microsoft’s lacklustre earnings. And how!

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
Gartner, Google, Microsoft, microsoft office 365, nokia, Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella is going to be a happy man as his "mobile-first" "cloud-first strategy" is gathering momentum. Microsoft's cloud business has reported a triple-digit YoY growth, the company's earnings report for Q4 ended June 30, 2014 showed. 


Microsoft's commercial cloud...


July 18, 2014  4:45 PM

Cloud-first? Cabinet Office seeks £700m datacentre partner for ‘top secret’ data

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
Cabinet office, Cloud Computing, Data Center, Home Office, Rackspace

The Cabinet Office and GDS (Government Digital Service) have issued a service contract notice seeking a private partner that can...


July 11, 2014  4:18 PM

Cloud’s Hollywood moment – as a villain in Cameron Diaz’s Sex Tape

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
Uncategorized

For those still wondering if cloud computing is really mainstream - even Hollywood thinks so. Cameron Diaz's rom-com Sex Tape releasing next Friday is all about the dangers of the cloud.


July 10, 2014  4:53 PM

Amazon debuts Zocalo to hog SharePoint, Google Drive, Box and Dropbox market shares

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
Amazon, amazon s3, Cloud Computing, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, Microsoft

Almost 13 years after Microsoft launched the first version of SharePoint, Amazon has launched its version of file sharing and collaboration tool Zocalo at AWS Summit in New York today. Some AWS Summit followers have billed Zocalo as Google Drive and Dropbox killer on...


July 7, 2014  4:23 PM

Moving to the cloud purely to save costs? Think again

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
adoption, Business, Capacity management, cloudcomputing, Netflix, Public sector

Organisations turning to the cloud with a sole intention of cost savings are the ones that are least happy with their cloud infrastructure and are the ones that are most likely to give up cloud adoption.

A recent Cloud Industry Forum research found...


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