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January 4, 2018  3:32 PM

OpenStack vs the rest of the public cloud: Where next from here?

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, Private Cloud, Public Cloud

In this guest post, Rob Greenwood, technical director at Manchester-based cloud and DevOps consultancy Steamhaus weighs up the pros and cons of using OpenStack over other public cloud platforms. Just over a year ago, Cisco...

May 24, 2017  12:00 PM

All eyes on Etsy as investors push public cloud to cut costs

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Cloud Computing, DevOps, Etsy, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Strategy

Online marketplace Etsy is under growing investor pressure, following a drop in share price, to cut costs. But will embracing public cloud do the trick? Etsy is one of a handful of household names enterprises regularly name-check whenever you quiz them...


May 15, 2017  1:55 PM

How OpenStack is coming of age and tackling its growing pains head-on

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
IT trends, OpenStack, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, trends

The OpenStack community of users and contributors are united in their belief in the enterprise-readiness of the open source platform, but accelerating its adoption requires some back-to-basics thinking, finds Ahead In the Clouds. One of the downsides of growing up is...


September 2, 2016  11:09 AM

How VMware is tackling the challenges of doing business in the hybrid, multi-cloud era

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
cloud, datacentre, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, VMware, VMworld

VMworld US 2016 suggests VMware is under no illusions about the challenges it faces, as its traditional customers cede control for IT buying to line of business units and start exploring their multi-cloud options. “There’s no such thing as challenges, only...


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