Comparing Cloud Storage – How Do AWS, Azure And Google Stack-Up? – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, October 24th 2019

Analyst Blogs

There is a perception among enterprise IT cloud storage users that, while cloud storage generally costs more than on-premises data center storage, the premium is worth the cost in terms of agility gained and on-premises staff responsibilities avoided. Therefore, it...

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IT Management In The Cloud – How Much Is Really Getting Done For You? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, October 17th 2019

Analyst Blogs

Yesterday I was running through the Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2019 events catalog, busily reserving seats for what promises to be a packed house, when I ran across this admonition that introduced a session on backup in the cloud: “According to recent...

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CloudLIVE Boston 2019 – What Enterprise Cloud Teams Can Learn From Their Peers – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, October 1st 2019

Analyst Blogs

The CloudLIVE event held recently in the metropolitan Boston area served as a venue for the give and take of practical cloud management advice. I attended the event and will focus here on what I heard from presenters and panelists who were...

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Does Your On-Premises As-A-Service Vendor Scale? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Wednesday, July 10th 2019

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A critical aspect of all Information Technology is responsiveness. If an application, a system, or an IT management team isn’t responsive, users will conclude that whatever or whomever they’re dealing with either doesn’t work or doesn’t care. And it’s only...

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Cloud Storage On Premises And On Your Terms – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, April 1st 2019

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Public cloud computing asks a fundamental question: Do you have to own computational resources to benefit from them? New infrastructure as-a-service services offerings that reside within the four walls of the data center and behind the corporate firewall ask the...

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Is A Cloud War On The Horizon? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Sunday, March 3rd 2019

Analyst Blogs

Last week, Google Cloud Platform’s new CEO Thomas Kurian announced to attendees of the 2019 Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco that GCP would move aggressively to compete with other public cloud computing leaders starting with Azure...

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Enterprise Data ISVs Generate Investment Heat – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Sunday, January 20th 2019

Analyst Blogs

Enterprise IT initiatives aimed at digital transformation and AI are no doubt real and they are now impacting traditional IT. Here I’m referring to the traditional practices IT staff apply to new applications in order to bring them into operational...

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AWS Outposts: Reinventing the On-prem/Off-prem Debate – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, December 10th 2018

Analyst Blogs

At re:Invent 2018, AWS let loose a flurry of services announcements. One of the most interesting and perhaps the most consequential is AWS Outposts. Outposts is a fully managed, on-premises ITaaS platform that is essentially an extension of an AWS public cloud region...

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IBM to Acquire Red Hat for $34 Billion-Wow – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Wednesday, October 31st 2018

Analyst Blogs

IBM has announced its widely unexpected intention to acquire Red Hat. For me and others I’ve spoken to, this is a stunning event that represents more than the $34B bet that IBM just placed on cloud and open source. But...

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Abolish the Cloud Data Toll Gate – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, October 8th 2018

Analyst Blogs

It is now common for public cloud services provides (CSPs) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure to charge data egress fees. These are monthly fees levied on top of charges for cloud services whenever a customer retrieves...

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