According to a new survey by Spiceworks Inc., Microsoft Azure is their top choice for cloud providers.
Most organizations are using at least one cloud-based IT service.
Specifically web and email hosting services, but the list is long…
IT pros expect an even larger shift to the cloud on the horizon.
Almost a third of survey respondents expect to see more than half of their organizations’ IT services become cloud-based in the next two to three years.
IT buyers are still cautious about adopting emerging cloud services.
IT pros are still waiting for a cloud provider to take flight and lead the charge in categories like Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). But when looking at more conventional services like cloud storage and productivity suites, there are several providers that stand out in each category.
This year, companies worldwide are predicted to spend almost $16.5 billion on cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) — a 32.8 percent increase over 2014.
And, with 93 percent of companies already running applications or at least trying out IaaS, everyone is trying to find out whether or not all of this investment in the cloud is paying off.
Turns out, it’s quite a challenge..”
Full story on CMSwire
December 2014 enhancements to Microsoft Azure:
- Premium Storage: New Premium high-performance Storage for Azure Virtual Machine workloads
- RemoteApp: General Availability of Azure RemoteApp service
- SQL Database: Enhancements to Azure SQL Databases
- Media Services: General Availability of Live Channels for Media Streaming
- Azure Search: Enhanced management experience, multi-language support and more
- DocumentDB: Support for Bulk Add Documents and Query Syntax Highlighting
- Site Recovery: General Availability of disaster recovery to Azure for branch offices and SMB customers
- Azure Active Directory: General Availability of Azure Active Directory application proxy and password write back support
via ScottGu’s Blog – Azure: Premium Storage, RemoteApp, SQL Database Update, Live Media Streaming, Search and More.
10+ hours of videos to help build your foundational skills on Azure. Updated Dec 2014
- Day 1: Establish the Foundation: Core IaaS Infrastructure Technical Fundamentals
- Day 2: Dive Deep into Networking, Storage and Disaster Recovery Scenarios
- Day 3: Embrace Open Source Technologies (Chef and Puppet Configurations, Containerization with Docker, and Linux) to Accelerate and Scale Solutions
- Day 4: Optimize Windows Workload Architecture and Administration Capabilities Within Azure
Fantastic 124 slide presentation on the Future of the Cloud. Excellent analysis, proof points, slide graphics etc. Definately worth a look if your job depends or is related to Cloud Computing. Click Here to view deck on SlideShare.net
The 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey was conducted in partnership with 72 Collaborators. The survey is the most widely endorsed survey of its kind in the industry. To tweet individual slides, please note the banner on the upper right hand corner of each page. Visit the Blog on http://mjskok.com/resource/2014-future-cloud-computing-4th-annual-survey-results and follow us @futureofcloud #futureofcloud to join the conversation.
Learn about our best practices for moving Oracle applications and databases in this brief 5-minute video. Recorded at Microsoft Studios on November 14, 2014
- Overview on Oracle and Microsoft Azure Partnership
- Customer Benefits of Running Oracle on the Azure Platform
- How to Get Started on an Oracle on Azure Project / Migration
Microsoft (MSFT) officially earned the No. 2 spot behind Amazon Web Services (AWS) in theinfrastructure-as-a-service(IaaS) market earlier this year, and according to the latest quarterly IaaS report from Synergy Research Group, the Redmond company is now showing the strongest year-to-year revenue growth in the biz.
For Q3, Synergy also named IBM as the third largest cloud operator. Big Blue currently claims a 7 percent market share.
My Interview with CIOReview.com Magazine is published. The article highlights Hanu Software making the 100 Most Promising Solution Providers list. The article also covers my recent experiences customers move to Microsoft Azure.
The Future of Cloud is Hybrid by MIKE SCHUTZ, General Manager, Cloud Platform Marketing is Hybrid. Given Microsoft’s advantage over Amazon AWS and Google Cloud, this is not a surprising statement.
However, In my opinion, the future of cloud is clearly not Hybrid and not IaaS. The future of Cloud is SaaS and PaaS. However, it’s going take another 5 years before Corporate America comes to this realization.