Tag Archive | OpenStack

Hybrid Cloud Gains Momentum in Growing Middle East Market

IT services will see the fastest growth, with the year to be characterized by growing interest in hybrid cloud solutions as the flexibility of this cloud model begins to resonate with Saudi CIOs looking for a viable and effective halfway between on-premise technology and remotely delivered services.

via IDC

Why More Companies will Invest in OpenStack During 2015

When it came to OpenStack – the popular open source cloud computing software platform – the majority of respondents reported plans to continue use of or invest in OpenStack in 2015. Top benefits cited for OpenStack were greater automation (18%), improved agility to meet customer and business demands (17%), and lower costs (15%).

via Red Hat

Why More IT Professionals are Learning Cloud Tech Skills

There are 3.9 million jobs in the U.S. affiliated with cloud computing today with 384,478 in IT alone.  The median salary for IT professionals with cloud computing experience is $90,950 — and the median salary for positions that pay over $100,000 a year is $116,950.

via Content Loop

How OpenStack will Cross the Chasm to Mainstream Adoption

OpenStack is accelerating its journey to wider adoption, though the concept is still far from mature. The foundation and its major partners are cementing their much-needed presence in Europe, where CIOs tend to be more conservative towards new approaches than in the U.S. market.

via IDC

Top Benefits and Challenges of Open Source Cloud Platforms


Findings from the “2014 State of the Open Source Cloud” study highlights the rapid adoption — 72% growth between 2012 and 2014. The survey also highlights the increasing dominance of the OpenStack platform in the open source cloud market — 69% of respondents who use an open source cloud use the OpenStack platform.

via MarketWired

OpenStack Adoption is Really About Business Innovation


The top four business drivers for using OpenStack are “Ability to Innovate, Open Technology, Cost Savings and Avoiding Vendor Lock-In.” The notable change was that Ability to Innovate” jumped from the 6th most often cited business driver to the 1st position on the list.

via Superuser

Ready or Not, the Mobile Cloud Era Awaits You

Besides preparing for a multi-cloud environment, I believe that the future outlook for many companies will likely include embracing a Mobile Cloud scenario, where the two most apparent enterprise technology trends morph together into a cohesive whole. The combination of capable mobile devices and hybrid cloud computing services should provide an adaptive and flexible business technology foundation.

via Business Technology Roundtable

OpenStack Offers the Freedom to Innovate with Cloud Services


I prefer to view the OpenStack upside potential through the lens of a business innovation consultant, where the technology is a means to an end – that being a desired commercial transformation. I referred to “superior digital business processes” as a primary motivation for exploring cloud computing services.

via Red Hat Stack

Top Three Reasons Why the OpenStack Market has Matured


“Observe, and you will see, when an OpenStack platform is combined with a forward-thinking DevOps approach, together they can be applied to achieve substantive business technology innovation goals.”

via Red Hat Stack

Why is NFV Very Important to the Telecom Industry?

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is the replacement of custom hardware running network functions by virtual servers running on a cloud computing platform based on commercial, off-the-shelf hardware. It allows telecom operators to build software-centric networks much faster, leading to increased velocity in the creation and deployment of new features for their customers.