Workday to Boost IBM’s IaaS and PaaS Cloud Computing Business

IBM may not be high in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) but the company just inked a multi-year cloud partnership with Workday, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of finance and human resources enterprise applications. The deal will most likely include IBM’s BlueMix Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings to Workday’s developers. As per Aneel […]

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Delta Air Lines : The Answer is in the Clouds

The Airlines Need to Embrace the Cloud Or System-Wide Outages will become the New Normal From the premier IT infrastructure of Salesforce.com to the cobbled infrastructures of major airlines, this year has been a watershed for system-wide outages. Why would we think that next year will be any different? Digitalization pressures are escalating as customers and employees expect more convenience. And IT […]

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Is Public Cloud Finally Resembling Public Utility? Analysis of Gartner IaaS Magic Quadrant 2016

‘Computing on tap’, ‘On Demand Computing’, ‘Utility Computing’ etc are terms that have been thrown around for many years. At the core of these terms is the idea of making computing so simple that anybody can access it just like you would turn on your electricity or water. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is another name for such computing and Amazon has […]

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Oracle’s $9.3B Claim to ‘First Cloud Company’ : Leading with NetSuite ERP SaaS

Oracle recently announced it is acquiring NetSuite and calls it the ‘very first cloud company’. This may come as a surprise to many who believe Salesforce was the first cloud company. Quick fact check – NetSuite was founded in 1998, just months before Salesforce and therefore Oracle’s claim seems true. However, the claim holds only for enterprise/commercial cloud service providers. If you […]

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Nutanix Enterprise Cloud : Managing Beyond Physical and Virtual Data Center Silos

Apart from the recent marketing stunt at .NEXT conference that has been talked about extensively, Nutanix made several exciting announcements at the event. The company is repositioning itself as an enterprise cloud player vs another hyperconverged infrastructure vendor. Most data centers are heterogenous in nature with workloads running on both physical and virtual infrastructures. The complexity of managing these resources is very high […]

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For EMC, $1.2B Virtustream Acquisition Worth Every Penny in IaaS Cloud Race

Joe Tucci and his team at EMC have done it once again! The company just announced a definitive agreement to acquire Virtustream for $1.2B and form a new business unit to offer Managed Cloud Services. Gartner recently selected Virtustream as a niche cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider in their 2015 Magic Quadrant for IaaS. VCloudNews analysed the Gartner MQ and interestingly […]

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IoT Missing but PaaS Sprinkled Across Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS  

VCloudNews analyzes recently released Gartner’s 2015 WorldWide Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) which is a result of enormous research efforts of leading Gartner analysts Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs and Bob Gill. As per Gartner, the IaaS vendors selected are providers of standardized, highly automated offerings, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are […]

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