The Intercloud: The Cloud of Clouds

The multi-cloud rush has started

CIOs of large corporations are adopting a multi-cloud strategy- since the increasingly complex ways in which businesses are using the cloud – one cloud does not fit all. The majority of projects in the modern enterprise are complex enough that a single-purpose cloud architecture simply isn’t up to the task of managing them.… >> Read more

7 Undeniable Reasons Why Your Network Should Be Flexible

The benefits of a cloud-based network.

The cloud has become more and more mainstream. Businesses are gaining experience of scalable cloud infrastructure. Most businesses are also using more than one cloud provider. This can be to mitigate the continuity risks associated with using a single provider, or to leverage each provider’s unique capabilities and create a best-of-breed solution.… >> Read more

Top Cloud Predictions 2015

4 predictions that will impact this years’ businesses technology agenda.

It’s January. Traditionally, time to evaluate last year, and to give some predictions on developments in the new year. I briefly want to highlight some developments, that will impact this years’ business technology agenda, -and to help you anticipate change and optimise your cloud/IT strategy.… >> Read more

4 Must See Videos about Cloud Service Brokerage

Explaining the “basics” of the cloud and cloud service brokerage.

Trained by the daily development and use of cloud services and tools, you can hardly forget the basics of the cloud. However, sometimes you need to fresh up the “basics” around questions such as how cloud could integrate with your current business solutions or which role your IT department should have?… >> Read more

Why can an Intercloud not only be based on OpenStack?

Two approaches for creating an independent cloud landscape.

The main thing all enterprises fear when it comes to cloud computing is “lock-in”. This is often interpreted as a “technological lock-in”, but in my opinion that’s a dangerous way to go about it.… >> Read more

How to Avoid Cloud Islands

Rethinking the cloud to avoid new islands in your IT Organization.

In my recent post: “Why Amazon Will Never Rule The Cloud”, I discussed the enterprise’ challenge of realizing the integration and interoperability across all major public cloud vendors into one standardized organic corporate cloud.… >> Read more

Why Amazon Will Never Rule The Cloud

The Intercloud; an Enterprise Solution.

This year 30% of the global 1000 companies will broker cloud services. Those enterprises have a broad application landscape and international locations, which require brokering of multiple clouds. However, multiple clouds mean IT silo’s which are isolated, resulting in sub optimization, inefficiency, overhead, complex technology integrations and ultimately high cost.… >> Read more

The 5 Best Cloud Infographics of 2013

Seriously great cloud infographics in 2013.

In July, I rounded up the best cloud infographics so far in 2013. Now, it’s time to have a look at all my favorites of this year. Here are the best cloud infographics of 2013, summarising and visualising the real impact of the cloud.… >> Read more