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Disgusting: Amazon treats people like virtual machines – the human cloud

This article is not directly about cloud computing, but if I look at the whole issue I see many similarities with the concept of the Amazon Web Services. Beyond that it makes me very angry, how a company like Amazon treats its employees – notabene HUMANS. Background A recently published documentary by the ARD (video) […]

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Is the channel in the cloud computing age still relevant?

During the Cloud EcoSystem Winter Meeting a panel discussed which relevants the channel still has in the cloud. Since the majority of the participants were part of the channel less critics were made. And even things about changes were not discussed, because some already delivered software over ASP and so they are since 1998 in […]

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Office 365 Home Premium – Microsoft does not rely on software-as-a-service

Yesterday Microsoft has introduced its new Office for the retail market. The new Office 365 Home Premium promises to deliver new capabilities for direct connection to social networks, SkyDrive and Skype to facilitate communication with family and friends. In addition, each user has his personal office anywhere. Use it on a PC, tablet or smartphone […]

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The local operating system dies, long live the cloud desktop

Regarding the Post-PC era, the accompanying changes in the operating system market are not solely attributable to mobile devices. For some time, there are solutions that can represent an operating system in a browser or systems that make full-featured local systems obsolete. For example, mainframes, terminal servers and thin clients. This topic I discussed in […]

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Value added services are the future of infrastructure-as-a-service

The title of this article may confuse a bit. After all, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) are services already. But I have my reasons. From the beginning, in its Magic Quadrant Gartner identifies the Amazon Web Services as the leading provider of the IaaS market. However, whom I miss in it is Windows Azure. But why is it […]

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Oracle pushes its cloud-washing bravely ahead

Oracle continues to work on its cloud-washing strategy and drives it forward despite vehement criticism. Under the name „infrastructure as a service on premise with capacity on demand“ Oracle offers enterprises its hardware to rent for the own data center. Preconfigured applicationserver Oracle is expanding its private cloud infrastructure to offer the opportunity to rent […]

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Failures in the cloud are in the nature of man

If the cloud falls it has to do with the people who are responsible for it. How could it be otherwise. Finally, the systems do not program or configure on their own. And even if it means „No cloud without automation“ you have to say „(No cloud without automation) without human skills“. In particular, we […]

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CIOs are irritated by false cloud services and their marketing

It is not a surprising result and shows that cloudwasher are the biggest losers. Because CIOs do not want to be mislead from false cloud services. This is a result of a survey by cloud provider ElasticHosts under several CIOs worldwide. 83 percent of CIOs are irritated by false cloud marketing The survey resulted in […]

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Fragmented: Forrester cloud computing predictions for 2013

Like many other big analyst firms, Forrester Research looked in their very own glass ball and made predictions for the cloud computing market in 2013 which will actually reach. From this ten predictions I took three and highlights them from my perspective. Cloud and mobile will become one What’s the value of a mobile app […]

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"Variable cloud contracts" Please What?

I’ve found an interview in the German CIO magazine with the title „We need variable cloud contracts„. Please what? Variable cloud contracts? These are three words which together don’t make sense and show that the cloud computing concept somehow has not arrived yet or, and this will be very awkward, the providers wrongly advised. Fragmented: […]

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