Guest Post How much of the expected $131B spend will your cloud startup take this year?
While Azure is about a billion-dollar business for Microsoft, Amazon likely will almost quadruple that revenue in 2013.
There is a very definite price war in cloud services going on right now.
A new study by by cloud optimization company Newvem checked 61,545 Amazon Web Services instances which total a yearly spend of over $157 million. The good news is that cloud users are getting much more savvy about security, utilization, and optimization.
But there’s still room to improve — a lot of room.
Guest Post Attending tradeshows is more than just cruising the aisles and looking and exhibitor booths. Understanding the inherent mechanics of trade shows, executing a well-defined game plan, and measuring the results in your professional life can make the difference between a useless visit and a game changing trip.
“Azure is a billion-dollar business,” Laderman says. “Azure is Microsoft’s best-kept secret in the enterprise.”
Guest Post Cameron Peron is VP Marketing at Newvem, a cloud operations optimization service.
People have health care, and now clouds have “cloud care.” The only difference? Cloud care is free.
Guest Post Investing time, capital, and resources to align the ideal go-to-market B2B strategy can easily burn out the most ambitious and experienced. Here’s how to survive.
Guest Post I believe that this is the year when the enterprise will find its way to the cloud.
Guest Post Enterprises are looking favorably at the public cloud. It’s no wonder with Amazon’s immense success in helping savvy web companies build their infrastructure natively on the cloud, as well as the relative ease made by highly visible enterprise developers who have on-boarded and scaled their public cloud footprint when frustrated with slow on premise provisioning.
Cloud Smart Meter shows IT managers, CIOs, and developers what they’re using, how much they’re spending, and what’s currently not working — or might be about to go down.
For certain things, the cloud is easier … someone else, after all, has to worry about your servers staying online. But for other purposes, such as determining optimum resource utilization, the cloud can be more difficult.
How hard are all those virtual servers actually working, after all?
Last week a fairly minor Amazon cloud outage knocked popular Q&A site Quora and part of Salesforce.com offline. Service quality at web giants Pinterest and Dropbox was affected. It was a fairly minor incident compared to last year’s multi-day meltdown that took out Foursquare, Reddit, Scvngr, and others. But it was a good wake-up call: What are you doing to prepare your services for the next cloud failure?
One of the big changes in the startup world over the last half-decade was the rise of Amazon Web Services. It allowed a small team with limited capital to quickly and easily build a web company that could operate at a fairly large scale by letting them rely on servers in the cloud.
There are very few tech startups these days that don’t rely, in whole or in part, on Amazon Web Services. The power of the elastic cloud means small startups with limited resources and employees can scale quickly to great size. Many startups that build on AWS, like Tumblr, continue to use the service when they reach web scale, serving up billions of pageviews each month.