Analysis

Cloud computing requires professional, independent and trustworthy certifications

I had written about a year ago on the sense and nonsense of cloud seals, certificates, associations and initiatives. At that time I already come to the conclusion that we need trustworthy certifications. However, the German market looked rather weak and was represented alongside EuroCloud with other advocacy groups as the „Initiative Cloud Services Made […]

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GigaOM Analyst Webinar – The Future of Cloud in Europe [Recording]

On July 9 Jo Maitland, Jon Collins, George Anadiotis and I talked about the opportunities and challenges of the cloud in Europe and countries such as Germany or the UK, and gave an insight into the cloud computing market in Europe. The recording of the international GigaOM analyst webinar „The Future of Cloud in Europe“ […]

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Cloud computing is a good remedy against shadow IT

Cloud computing is always represented as a great promoter of shadow IT. This has still its accuracy and I also have always strongly advocated the topic. But, with the right IT strategy, shadow IT can preemptively be prevented, be controlled and even eliminated through cloud computing. This is no simple way for all involved but […]

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The cloud computing market in Germany 2013

The significance of cloud computing continues to increase in Germany. If you believe in local market researchers the interest in on-demand services continues unabated and is even increasing steadily. The same can be said for the vendor side. Periodically, new services or even providers appear on the market. In particular, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) market is […]

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Survey: Your trust in the Cloud. Europe is the safe haven. End-to-end encryption creates trust.

After the revelations about PRISM I had started a small anonymous survey on the current confidence in the cloud, to see how the scandal has changed on the personal relationship to the cloud. The significance of the result is more or less a success. The participation was anything but representative. With at least 1499 visits […]

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How to protect a companies data from surveillance in the cloud?

With PRISM the U.S. government has further increased the uncertainty among Internet users and companies, and therefore strengthened the loss of confidence in U.S. vendors enormously. After the Patriot Act, which was often cited as the main argument against the use of cloud solutions from US-based providers, the surveillance by the NSA be the final […]

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Survey: How is your current trust in the cloud?

After the revelations on PRISM I have started a small anonymous survey to see what is the current situation with the confidence in the cloud and how the scandal has changed on the personal relationship to the cloud. The questions How is your current trust in the cloud in general? How is your current trust […]

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Google Compute Engine: Google is officially in the game

Google officially gets in the battle for market share in the infrastrucuture-as-a-service (IaaS) area. What was only determined for a selected group of customers starting one year ago, the company from Mountain View has now made available for the general public as part of the Google I/O 2013. It’s about their cloud computing offering, Google […]

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Rackspace differentiated its IaaS cloud offering with a higher-value support

Rackspace currently does everything it can to fight for market share in the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) area against the Amazon Web Services. After the poor results in Q1/2013 no easy task. As the driving wheel behind the OpenStack movement, the former managed hosting provider attempts to anchor the topic of open source in the cloud and […]

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Enterprise Cloud Portal: T-Systems consolidates its cloud portfolio

With its Enterprise Cloud Portal German Telekom subsidiary T-Systems presents its first cloud service-wide offering for corporate customers. On the portal, companies can inform about the cloud solutions from T-Systems, test them and order directly. The currently offered services include solutions for mobile device management, Dynamic Services for Infrastructure and the Enterprise Marketplace. A look […]

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