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Infrastructure is commodity! Vertical services are the future of the cloud.

In 2014, the infrastructure-as-a-service market expects a total revenue of estimated $6 billion worldwide. A good reason to try its luck in this cloud segment. Numerous providers have jumped on this train in recent years and try to catch market share from the top dog Amazon Web Services (AWS). No easy task, since the innovation […]

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Cloud Rockstar 2013: Netflix is ​​the undisputed king of cloud computing

I think it is time to ennobling a company for its work in the cloud. Unlike to what one might imagine now, it is not one of the providers. No! Even though it’s the providers that create the capabilities, it’s the customers who ultimately make something out of it and show the general public the […]

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Salesforce Customer Company Tour 13: Salesforce is using the cloud as a tool for the maximum interconnection

At once with a new self-created claim to be a „customer company“, Salesforce changed the name of their customer event „Cloudforce“ to „Customer Company Tour 13 (CCT13)“. And the CCT13 has shown the name fits, both the claim and the name of the event. Instead of letting Salesforce employees do the work predominantly, satisfied customer […]

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Missed SpotCloud: Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange is not the industry-first, vendor-neutral cloud marketplace

I already pointed out in my comment on the cloud marketplace from the Deutsche Börse, that this is not the first marketplace of its kind and Reuven Cohen in 2010 was much earlier with SpotCloud. After I read across the press, I have to say that the „Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange“ want to be something […]

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The Deutsche Börse starts its own cloud marketplace to care for standardization and more trust in the cloud

At the beginning of 2014, the Deutsche Börse will step into the area of cloud marketplaces and offer their own broker for infrastructure-as-a-service under the brand „Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange AG“. As the basis technology, the company relies on the German cloud management provider Zimory with which they also founded a joint venture. Independent cloud […]

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PRISM plays into German and European cloud computing providers hands

The U.S. government and above all PRISM has done the U.S. cloud computing providers a bad turn. First discussions now kindle if the public cloud market is moribund. Not by a long shot. On the contrary, European and German cloud computing providers play this scandal into the hands and will ensure that the European cloud […]

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If you sell your ASP as SaaS you do something basically wrong!

Despite the continuing spread of the cloud and the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, you always meet again and again people, who are anchored in the firm belief to offer cloud computing since 20 years. Because ASP (Application Service Providing) was finally nothing else. The situation is similar with traditional outsourcers, whose pre-sales team will gladly agreed […]

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PRISM: Even the University of Furtwangen is planning interfaces for cloud monitoring in Germany

PRISM is the latest buzzword. That similar should happen in Germany too, causes to worry. Despite that this interview was published in the German Manager Magazin, it seems to be a little lost in the rest of the German media landscape, unfortunately. Because in Germany we are also on the way to integrate interfaces for […]

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SAP Cloud: Lars Dalgaard will leave a huge hole

Now he is gone, Lars Dalgaard. He was my personal hope for SAP and in my opinion the driving force behind the cloud strategy of the company from Walldorf, which has received more and more momentum in the last month. But not only for the Cloud Dalgaard has revamped SAP, even cultural it would have […]

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The cloud computing world is hybrid! Is Dell showing us the right direction?

With a clear cut, Dell said good bye to the public cloud and align its cloud computing strategy with own OpenStack-based private cloud solutions, including a cloud service broker for other public cloud providers. At first the move comes surprising, but makes sense when you take a closer look at Dell, whose recent past and […]

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