Marc Jones

The business of hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud is big business, and not just for providers. Though cloud infrastructure is traditionally thought of as a cost of doing business, recent trends show that enterprises consider IT departments and infrastructures to be revenue generators. Not only must they support business requirements, they must also be fast to respond quickly to market demands. […]

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SoftLayer, bare metal and ‘the cloud’

Power, speed and flexibility: Characteristics that are quintessentially “cloud.” Before virtualized public cloud computing became the IT game changer it is today, SoftLayer set out to build integration and automation into the established (yet boring) world of dedicated server hosting. Today, the industry recognizes this on-demand, fully integrated platform as “bare metal cloud.” For years, […]

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