How to Choose a Cloud Provider: 6 Factors to Think about when Migrating to the Cloud

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Ever since AWS came out with its first public cloud offering in 2006, the industry has grown to an estimated $178 billion of revenues per year. Cloud computing has enabled highly dynamic and scalable infrastructures that can deliver significant returns on investment. The migration of workloads from on-premise facilities to cloud offerings is often cited as a business priority. Nonetheless, less…

Choosing the Right OpenStack Distribution

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OpenStack has generated phenomenal mindshare among traditional IT vendors, and has succeeded in capturing the attention of enterprise, telecom and software companies alike. As its operational capabilities have matured in the last few releases, use cases are moving beyond dev/test into production. Therefore, choosing the right implementation and support partners in a large and confusing OpenStack…

CloudStack vs. OpenStack:
Is There Really a Winner?

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About two years ago, I wrote a blog post about my personal experience with the main differences between CloudStack and OpenStack. Since both technologies have evolved, I feel it’s time to take another stab at answering this commonly recurring question : “Should I deploy CloudStack or OpenStack in my organization?”

My first deployments of OpenStack were performed manually and it was really…

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