Why some cloud vendors are shifting to the managed cloud

When it comes to cloud market share, Amazon Web Services (AWS) (surprise!) leads the pack with 40%, according to Synergy Research’s February 2017 cloud market share report. It’s followed also to no great surprise by Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and the IBM Cloud. At the same time, the smaller cloud services providers’ (CSP) market share is […]

The 5 biggest cloud developments to watch in 2017

It’s going to be another big year for the cloud in 2017. Let me count the ways. 1) Clouds will grow and grow. Forrester Research forecasts that public cloud spending will rise 29% this year to $146 billion, up from $114 billion in in 2016. That’s real money, and it doesn’t even take private clouds into […]

OpenStack’s wins and losses

The good news is that OpenStack is doing really well on private clouds and telecoms. On the public cloud, however, it’s a different story. First, the good stuff. According to a Forrester Research report titled, OpenStack’s Global Traction Expands For Its Newton Release, OpenStack has “grown into a de facto standard platform for the private […]