CLOUD COMPUTING — 1st Quarter 2017

Cloud Energy Consumption: The Next Acid Rain Story?

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Feature Articles

Cloud Recognition

TMC Announces 2016 Cloud Computing Excellence Award Winners
It's time again for the unveiling of the Cloud Computing Excellence Award winners. This time around we're highlighting the companies and products that made their mark in the cloud communications and cloud computing arenas over the past year. - 03/08/2017

Cloud Compliance

Will Compliance Road Bumps Slow Public Cloud Growth?
There is no doubt that public cloud adoption hit a serious inflection point in 2016. We've seen Amazon Web Services report an annual revenue run rate of more than $13 billion, growing at an incredible rate of 55 percent. And Microsoft's aim to be the first cloud provider to hit $20 billion started looking more like a possibility as it began wooing leading cloud adopters like Adobe to the Microsoft Azure platform. - 03/08/2017

Cloud Storage

Saving Big By Consolidating Secondary Workloads
Virtualization in the data center helped businesses collapse their primary workloads for better efficiency. Now companies like Cohesity are working to help companies collapse their secondary workloads. - 03/08/2017

Cloud Management

Network Performance Monitoring: Why the Cloud Calls for a New Approach
Cloud-based network performance monitoring solutions have been in the news a lot lately, as Juniper Networks recently moved to purchase AppFormix, and that company and others emphasize that the cloud calls for a new approach to NPM. - 03/08/2017

Let There Be Light: Virtualized Network Management in the Age of Encryption
Encryption is understandably necessary in today's world and it's very important for our collective privacy. But it also presents a major challenge for broadband network operators when it comes to traffic visibility and identification. - 03/08/2017

Cloud Networks

Optical Technology: Facebook's Voyager Creates Disruption
Facebook has come out with an open DWDM transport solution called Voyager that is shaking up the optical networking arena. - 03/08/2017

Cloud Security

Secure & Compliant IAM: How to Succeed at Identity and Access Management Governance
Identity and access management governance technology use has increased throughout the last several years as the solutions are now standard for organizational security and access. Manual processes previously used to manage user accounts and passwords no longer fit the bill like the automated IAM solutions that automate the entire user account lifecycle. - 03/08/2017


Cloud & Virtualization

Hybrid Cloud: The Dangers of Mixing Public and Private Clouds
IT professionals have been claiming that the future of IT architecture is the hybrid cloud. While it offers significant benefits, there are also significant challenges to overcome when building and supporting hybrid cloud infrastructures - the combination of public and private cloud application delivery environments. - 03/08/2017

Cloud Communications

Sell Cloud Like Drugs
It would take 30 minutes just to explain any one of these services - DraaS, cybersecurity, data protection, and backup. To list them all is a waste of time, but it is what the vendors do. Puke it all out as if they get points for mentioning as much as they can. It is an ineffective way to present, but then most presenters don't care about the audience. They are there for themselves alone. This is why cloud isn't gaining traction in the channel. - 03/08/2017

View from the Cloud

What's Up With the Cloud for 2017
Welcome to 2017. It's a new year. We have a new president. So let's take a look at what some folks are saying about what happened in 2016 and what to expect in the year ahead. - 03/08/2017

Publisher’s Outlook

My Predictions for 2017
2016 was a year of surprises. And there will most certainly be a lot more interesting things to come in 2017. Here are my thoughts on a few developments we're likely to see in the year ahead. - 03/08/2017

Silver Lining

NetFortris Strengthens Managed Services Portfolio with Fonality UCaaS Acquisition
With the deal, NetFortris will be able to combine its existing network and communications offers with a proven UCaaS solution, allowing it to expand services to existing customers of both companies. - 03/08/2017


View From the Cloud
By Paula Bernier

Publisher's Outlook
By Rich Tehrani

Silver Linings
By Erik Linask