To B2B, or Not B2B, That’s a Question? By @FrankGreco | @CloudExpo #Cloud

In the Information Technology (IT) world, the word “enterprise” is bandied about quite often. First, I really have no idea how to bandy about. If it involves incense and oils, I may have an idea, but let’s talk about enterprises instead.

If you do some serious digging, you’ll find out an enterprise is a federation, in other words, a collection of related business units with a common goal of profitability. It is an aggregate, dynamic yet unified entity that provides a product or service to benefit customers in return for revenue and profit. You’ll probably hear “enterprise” loosely and actually incorrectly used interchangeably with “company” or “business”.

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[session] How HCI Technology Is Changing Cloud By @NIMBOXX | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Amazon and Google have built software-defined data centers (SDDCs) that deliver massively scalable services with great efficiency. Yet, building SDDCs has proven to be a near impossibility for ‘normal’ companies without hyper-scale resources.
In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, David Cauthron, founder and chief executive officer of Nimboxx, will discuss the evolution of virtualization (hardware, application, memory, storage) and how commodity / open source hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions are changing the virtualization and cloud computing landscape to give more organizations access to web-scale performance at significantly reduced cost savings.

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Tech News Recap for the Week of 8/24/2015

Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 8/24/2015.

Tech News RecapChinese spies target US intellectual property, the FBI is recruiting hackers as cyber special agents, and DDoS attacks have increased 132% in Q2 of 2015. Only 1 in 4 enterprises have a coherent cloud strategy. It was the 25 year anniversary of Windows 95, more colleges are taking a closer look at DaaS, and apparently you may not be smarter than a 5th grader when it comes to designing mobile apps.

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Have you looked into container and container management tools? Here are 10 things you need to know!


By Ben Stephenson, Emerging Media Specialist

Case Study: Mastex Software Overcomes Remote App Issues with Parallels RAS

“We needed a reliable solution that allowed our customers to connect from their systems to Mastex Software. With Parallels Remote Application Server, our connection issues were resolved, which satisfied our customers. ” ~ Peter Van Driel, Managing Director at Mastex Software Mastex Software chose Parallels Remote Application Server to enable their customers to securely connect to Mastex […]

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There’s Only One Rule to Success By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud

We all are striving for success. Whether it’s in our personal or professional lives, that’s what we do every day, day in and out. Finding ways to succeed, learning new things that make us succeed, and engaging in conversations that help us succeed. I have yet to meet someone who said I am doing things so that I can fail. I am sure you agree.
Success has different meaning to different people. For some, being able to generate more wealth is a sign of success, while for others helping to make a difference in someone else’s life is success. For most of us, I believe it’s a blend of so many things. What is the magic formula for success and what really is this one thing that can drive us to success in every way, in everything, every time!

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When Will Cloud Come to PaaS? By @CKeene | @CloudExpo #Cloud

One of the perennial cloud predictions has been that 200x would be the year of the Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud. The logic goes that if an automated data center in the sky is good, an automated development platform in the sky must be even better.
“Normal” clouds like Amazon AWS give the developer a virtual computer to load their OS and App onto. PaaS gives the developer a virtual computer with the OS, database and middleware “pre-loaded,” thereby simplifying the deployment.
Yet so far, PaaS adoption has been anemic and Gartner puts PaaS at 1% of the overall cloud market. At the same time, new technologies like Docker and containers have attracted far more attention from the developer community.

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Cisco’s New Cloud Tool

Cisco has given its channel a free software tool that may analyze cloud usage with organizations to find cloud solutions for businesses. Through this, Cisco hopes to inspire more cloud adoption and recurring revenues for partners. Chris Treille, director of cloud and managed services partner enablement at Cisco, has stated in an interview with CRN, “This is not Cisco selling its professional services; this is Cisco providing the intellectual property and the assets for partners to create their own professional services. This tool helps partners in the conversation with the customer by showing them how much they’re going to gain on their top or bottom line, and how much more competitive and productive they can be with cloud.”

The Cisco Business Cloud Advisor analyzes a company’s cloud adoption level, peer comparison by geography, industry and company size, and cost and time-to-market improvement estimates based on cloud adoption. Partners may then offer their own cloud services or Cisco’s cloud professional service options, such as Cloud-Consumption-as-a-Service, Cloud Threat Defense Service, UCS Director FastStart and solutions around Intercloud. Trielle added, “We know that our partners actually make very good money in the professional services that support cloud and hybrid IT, so this will help augment that for the channel.”


Bob Hollander, vice president of sales and marketing for Netelligent, which was one of the first partners of Cisco to pilot the tool, has claimed his company has begun to see results.  It’s helping my team go out in the market and organize the customers’ thoughts, score where they are in cloud and set a direction,” said Hollander. “We’ve already seen quantifiable opportunity come out. Now we’ve got a path forward with this customer versus, honestly, just three weeks ago, we didn’t.”

Partners of Cisco may give customers a short survey to receive a free, personalized report pertaining to the company’s cloud adoption and business benefits.  Then, in a deeper level of analysis, the new cloud advisor tool may measure the impact of potential cloud adoption across a wide range of performance factors. This cloud advisor tool was released along with a global study from market researcher IDC on cloud adoption. The study found that 53 percent of companies expect cloud to drive increased revenue over the next two years, although only 1 percent of organizations have an optimized cloud strategy. About 32 percent of the 3,400 companies interviewed across 17 counties say that they have no cloud strategy at all.

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WSM Announces Migration Services Agreement with @WhoaCloud | @CloudExpo @WSMINTL #Cloud

WSM International, the pioneer and leader in server migration services, has announced an agreement with, a leader in providing secure public, private and hybrid cloud computing services.
Under terms of the agreement, WSM will provide migration services to customers to relocate some or all of their applications, digital assets, and other computing workloads to enterprise-class, secure cloud infrastructure. The migration services include detailed evaluation and planning to facilitate a smooth transition to cloud computing resources.

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