Cloud computing can always make for strange bedfellows, but when it comes to Unit4, a provider of ERP applications that is in the process of expanding its presence in North America, channel partners will need to check their scorecards....More
With a mass movement starting to emerge around containers as a lightweight alternative to virtual machines there is naturally going to be a lot of competition among cloud service providers to host those containers....More
One of the biggest things that keeps applications tethered to on-premise systems is their dependency on Microsoft (MSFT) Active Directory for authentication services. As long as there is no equivalent capability in the cloud, most IT organizations are not going to move the bulk of their applications off of existing servers....More
Concerns over privacy and data governance in the cloud have reached a new level in the wake of a Federal court ruling requiring Microsoft to turn data over to the U.S. government that it has been storing for customers in a data center located in Ireland....More
History has shown time and again that when confronted with much larger rivals, organizations inevitably will align themselves in a way that provides a counterbalance. Cloud computing is no exception....More
The former IBM executive who led the cloud marketing and brand management for Big Blue's cloud initiatives has joined managed services and infrastructure provider Datapipe as the new senior vice president of global marketing. In his new role, Craig Sowell will help to support the growth of Datapipe's initiatives in the growing cloud market....More
Talkin' Cloud sat down with Rob Moyer, vice president of Cloud Services at Synnex (SNX), for a FastChat video to discuss how channel partners can leverage CLOUDSolv, the technology distributor's tool for selling cloud solutions.