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May 16, 2011  2:05 PM

Service layer moves: Carriers eye cloud/hosting customers, revenues

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud Services, hosted business services, Netflix, network operators, OTT, over-the-top, service layer, service layer architecture

There are rumors that the telcos might sweep up some hosting companies the way they've swept up cloud providers. That's a reasonable guess, but not because they need the servers. Telcos know that they can provide better IT economy of scale off future service-layer IT deployments than any cloud...

May 9, 2011  1:04 PM

Red Hat OpenShift cloud platform highlights cloud-enabled apps

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, IBM, Infrastructure as a Service, Microsoft, platform as a service, Red Hat

Red Hat is releasing a beta of its OpenShift cloud platform. What’s interesting here is that OpenShift is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) framework that’s designed to support development of cloud-enabled apps,...

May 5, 2011  12:54 PM

Brocade’s CloudPlex: Strong story, but architecture needs details

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, Cisco, cloud architecture, Cloud computing, Ethernet switching, Juniper, Virtualization

UBS released an Ethernet switching report that confirms the trends my surveys have shown for two years now—including the fact that the data center network evolution is driving enterprise network equipment spending. What my data has also shown is that enterprises are not likely to see data center...

April 22, 2011  1:15 PM

Potential clouds on Apple’s horizon from cloud services

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, Cloud Services, consumer services, enterprise IT

Apple had another great quarter, and with its arresting success comes a possible new threat from a possibly new business direction. No, I’m not talking about Apple dominating the smartphone or tablet space—it...

April 19, 2011  10:00 AM

Microsoft’s cloud-based Office beta tries to reverse losing roll

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, cloud computing services, Google, Microsoft, Office 365, Phone 7, tablets

Microsoft made its Office 365 available as a public beta. The “cloud-based” version of Office is targeted at reducing Microsoft’s risks in its critical Office franchise by limiting the damage that things like Google Docs could...

April 18, 2011  9:01 PM

How sweeping is the online video revolution; Google tries to help

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, online video, YouTube

Nobody doubts that we’re seeing a revolution in video, but there are revolutions and then there are revolutions. It’s not yet clear just how sweeping the video change will be. Some recent data from Nielson seems to show that while

April 14, 2011  4:00 AM

Cloud trends emerge from recent vendor announcements

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, Lenovo, Nimbula, platform as a service, Red Hat

The cloud is in the news, in no small part because it’s earnings season and companies need to balance the need for publicity and the need to comply with SEC rules on “quiet periods.” Cloudiness is always a good way to get some positive ink. At any rate, we’re seeing three specific trends...

April 11, 2011  2:01 PM

Level 3′s Global Crossing bid points to next-gen cloud needs

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, Global Crossing, IBM, mergers and acquisitions, Microsoft, Next-Generation Advanced Intelligent Network

An industry consolidating is an industry commoditizing at the product/service level, and that’s obviously happening in telecom. The AT&T bid for T-Mobile has...

March 16, 2011  6:09 PM

IBM/F5 cloud architecture binds cloud to network

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, F5, IBM, service layer architecture

The service layer, which means cloud-to-network binding for both enterprises and service providers, is the sweet spot of the future market. Own it and you can hope to pull...

March 16, 2011  2:58 PM

Vendors/operators weighing necessary cloud strategies

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, cloud, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SMBs, XO

HP’s CEO is promising a more cloud-engaged HP, which seems a smart move given that it’s clear that cloud computing will in some way be the driver of virtually all...

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