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2013 has been incredibly eventful for the cloud industry, mostly for making itself an eminent presence in the mainstream IT market. Businesses of all sizes have made their ways to the cloud, confirming my 2013 predictions. Government agencies worldwide take the cloud seriously, as demonstrated by the CIA's contract switch over to Amazon from IBM. AWS has proven its rapid pace of innovation and has introduced great leaders who have completely replaced the concept of sluggish IT servers with instances. While the market is still relatively small, I believe it will take over the IT market sooner than some of us think. I am not alone in my forecast... another analyst predicted that AWS will become a $50B business in 2015, which means it will multiply 12 times its size from last year. So, have a look at my 2013 predictions and read on to see what 2014 has in store for the... (more)

Amazon, Microsoft and Google: The Cloud Leading Trio

Following several discussions with fellow bloggers and industry executives, I found it quite fitting that the natural cloud leaders are the top software and web giants: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. While Amazon's AWS is The public cloud today Google recently reported that it is doubling its office space near Seattle, just miles from the campuses of Amazon and Microsoft, in order to expand its cloud technology team and engineers. Over two years prior to these Google's expansion news, Microsoft reported that 90% of its R&D investment was earmarked for cloud technology. Last month ... (more)

Who Are You, Cloud Broker?

Cloud brokers were recognized and described by Gartner analysts as the `Intermediary services that support fast cloud adoption`. From their customers’ perspectives cloud brokers are the system integrators (SI) or the `cloud enablers` that support fast adoption and maintenance of cloud technologies. For example, the independent software vendor (ISV) can benefit greatly from a cloud managed service provider (MSP) starting with integrating into the underlying cloud infrastructure, all the way up to the offering stack wrappers, such as service provisioning methodologies’ implementati... (more)

Datapipe Acquires Newvem

We at Newvem have worked hard to provide a better cloud experience with Newvem’s cost and usage analytics for Amazon Web Services (AWS) users over the past three years.  Since the beginning we have relentlessly pushed the edge in innovation and cloud adoption for both beginners and experienced professionals, helping our users aligning their cloud operations with their business. “This is a great moment for us as a team.  We started more than three years ago with a pioneer idea in a small coffee shop in Tel Aviv, at a time when cloud usage was just in its infancy,” says Ilan Nasla... (more)

Your Cloud Availability: 98%, 99.99% or 99.9999%?

I recently had a discussion with a few very interesting cloud professionals from CloudEndure about the changes that the cloud and AWS in particular, bring to the table in terms of business continuity and high availability. In one of my discussions with Ofer Gadish, the company's CEO, we exchanged information regarding the current state of the market, including tools, terms and relevant methodologies for real cloud users. We both agreed that in this market stage business continuity in the cloud is a very interesting subject since the market is still young and the traditional tools... (more)