Characteristics of an Ideal Cloud or Hosting Provider

Posted by Ben Austin on Dec 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Last week, 451 Research hosted a great webinar packed full of data about the direction of the service provider industry and what cloud and hosting providers need to know in order to stay successful in coming years. Just looking at it from a high level, there were a lot of good tidbits to take away, including:

  • The trend toward historically technology-based companies leaning into the managed services sphere to create an extra stickiness with their audience.
  • There’s a huge opportunity out there to provide high-order services, such as disaster recovery and compliance, as automated services to the less tech savvy end clients.
  • The fact that IT budgets at most small- and medium-sized businesses have been flat in recent years, so they are forced to look externally for more efficient solutions.
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Topics: hosting industry, cloud services, Industry News

My Top 5 Takeaways from 451 Research's Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit [VIDEO]

Posted by Mary Anne Halligan on Nov 4, 2015 6:00:00 AM

451 Research's Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS) may be long-over, but the trends discussed during the three-day event are anything but! I was lucky enough to attend HCTS this year, joining over 500 senior decision-makers representing international cloud service providers, vendors and financial institutions. Aside from being held in electric Las Vegas, Nevada, the conference was packed with educational sessions detailing the cloud's role in web hosting and where the hosting market is headed. Here are my top 5 takeaways!

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Topics: Webhosting, hosting industry, cloud services, Industry News

INFOGRAPHIC: SingleHop's 2015 Cloud Predictions

Posted by Ben Barker on Feb 10, 2015 7:08:00 AM

We would all love to have a crystal ball that tells us what to expect in the future. Unfortunately, they don't exist. However, what does exist is a channel full of well-informed thought leaders who can make predictions on the future based on their past experiences. 

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Topics: cloud, cloud services, cloud computing

This Week in Data (November 21, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Nov 21, 2014 6:30:00 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all thing data storage.

We've got an eclectic set of headlines this week that range from the rise of "mega data centers," to an open source security framework, to pair of big wins for Greenpeace and renewable energy.

As always, you can read more about each story by clicking the links under the graphic, or contribute to the cause by submitting any stories we overlooked in the comments section below.

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Topics: cloud services, Industry News, TWID, big data

What is Cloud Computing?

Posted by R1Soft on Mar 2, 2010 11:32:00 AM

Everywhere I look it seems I see the term "cloud computing." Amongst insiders in the hosting industry “the cloud,” has become an inside joke. I think we all know that, as a buzzword, “cloud” is nearly meaningless.

And while the word “cloud” may be meaningless it is giving the hosting industry a fresh coat of paint and much needed hype, boosting the sales of hosted services. It may well be a cause for celebration across the hosting industry. It has grown-up. It's ready for prime time.

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Topics: hosted services, cloud, hosting industry, cloud services, cloud computing, virtualization, xen

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