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Cloud Computing Blogs

 
 
 

Rackspace Courts the Channel

Rackspace is now firmly signaling that it wants to work more closely with channel partners that provide complementary managed services to its own. Read more...

 
 

The SaaS Application War Will Escalate in 2017

The competition between providers of software-as-a-service applications is about to heat up, and the two big drivers are going to be Salesforce and Oracle. Read more...

 
 

Distribution Becomes Programmable

Born-of-the-cloud distributor AppDirect is rebranding its services to make it simpler for solution providers to consume them a la carte via an API. Read more...

 
 

The Need for Channel 'Intermediaries' in the Cloud

Companies like Intermedia help straddle the divide between Microsoft and smaller partners. Read more...

 
 

The Growing Importance of Cloud Service Providers

Solution providers' fight for control over individual workloads is starting to resemble trench warfare. IT vendors hope to supply arms to CSPs and classic resellers alike. Read more...

 
 

Inside the OpenStack Distribution Wars

Solution providers might find trying to support OpenStack on Linux alongside instances of VMware running on Windows and Linux to be an expensive proposition. Read more...

 
 

Accelerating Microsoft Cloud Migrations

How much money partners can make on cloud apps like Microsoft Office 365 is not as important as the amount of services revenue these migration projects can generate. Read more...

 
 

Path to OpenStack Adoption Starts With Certification

OpenStack will most likely be closely associated with new application deployments involving emerging technologies, such as containers. Read more...

 
 

Revenge of the Hyperconverged On-Premise Server

Dell envisions a resurgence of interest in data centers that will deliver much more bang for the processing dollar, potentially boosting private cloud adoption. Read more...

 
 

SimpliVity Extends Hyperconvergence to the Cloud

SimpliVity extended the concept of hyperconvergence into the cloud by becoming a member of the Microsoft Cloud Alliance. Read more...

 
 

How Open APIs Could Change Communications Services

With the rise of the cloud, it's now possible to routinely invoke communications software as a service. Read more...

 
 

Taking PSA and RMM Into the Cloud

Solution providers that use professional services automation and remote monitoring and management platforms are among the strongest and healthiest companies in the channel. Read more...

 
 

OpenStack Addresses Network Orchestration Layer

Akanda, renamed Astara, announced that its networking software has become part of the OpenStack framework. Read more...