Cloud Providers

It’s Hangover Time for Enterprise Cloud Computing


Now that enterprises have done serious work in the cloud, they’re a bit unhappy with their cloud technology providers. It turns out that migrations are not so easy, and service levels aren’t what they expect. According to a recent report by 451 Research, three quarters of organizations are willing to pay a premium for enhanced […]

You Need a Cloud Exit Plan, Regardless of the Provider


The cloud computing infrastructure market—IaaS, PaaS, and private hosting—continues to consolidate around the four major providers, as they maintain or even grow market share at the expense of smaller providers. AWS has continued to grow its revenues more rapidly than the overall market. In other words, AWS is the one to beat, and it will […]

Should ‘Made in America’ Apply to Cloud Providers?


Let’s start by acknowledging the elephant in the room: The top three public cloud computing providers are all U.S.-based, so enterprises in the United States, and even in most other countries, are facing a natural U.S.-based monopoly on public cloud computing technology. So, there is a de facto “buy American” cloud provider policy due to […]

How to Slay the Dragon of Cloud SLA’s


Cloud computing is a key enabler for new technologies. Many vertical markets have new players who are challenging major companies and entire industries with public cloud based business models. As more companies start to pursue opportunities to become more efficient and improve their processes, having a firm grip on cloud service SLAs and metrics becomes […]