Robert Stroud

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Are providers adapting to managed services for the megaclouds in 2016?

Robert Stroud December 31, 2015
“Enterprise-Cloud”, reality or marketing term? First we need to define what we mean by “enterprise cloud”. For this definition, the minimal criteria set includes: robust security, reliable performance, disaster recovery, growing set of services, constantly investing and a great and growing ecosystem of partners.  Based on this definition (along with the tremendous growth in public […]
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2016 – Hyperconverged Solutions With Containers To Become The “Norm”!

Robert Stroud December 29, 2015
Containers are all the rage! Over the past year Containers such as Docker have generated tremendous interest and uptake among well-known cloud providers, who use them to deliver some of the largest and most popular cloud services and applications. Container adoption is being driven by the promise that containers deliver the ability to “build once […]
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Driving Systems of Records to the Cloud, your focus for 2016!

Robert Stroud December 7, 2015
Success in the Cloud is now a fact You have all heard the success stories of Uber and Airbnb as they leverage technology to disrupt existing business norms in the taxi and hotel businesses. Digital business successes such as these are pressuring traditional enterprises to focus on differentiation in business models, customer intimacy and velocity as they […]
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Will the answer to public cloud be Google?

Robert Stroud November 29, 2015
  Amazon Web Services is rapidly growing Since I joined Forrester 2 months ago, we have seen multiple announcements from public cloud providers. Amazon Web Services (AWS) numbers are now available. As reported by The Motley Fool, “at the RE:Invent  conference a company representative disclosed “AWS is now on pace for a run rate of […]
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