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Last Week in Performance Industry - August #3 Edition

Infographic: Cloud, IaaS & Virtualization Survey

Opsview explored implementation plans for more than 12 technologies, drivers of cloud adoption and provider-selection criteria and created graphics that show interests in private clouds, preferred private cloud vendors (vmWare, Microsoft, OpenStack etc.), as well as preferred IaaS vendors (Amazon, Rackspace) and more investment plans from more than 420 respondents. Find the infographic below.


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Expert Advice: Avoid 3 Most Common Mistakes in Cloud Migration

As many companies migrate to cloud, the switch in technology takes CEOs by surprise. The strategies and implementations require careful management and experience. David Linthicum lists top three problems in companies' current cloud adoption efforts as jumping to technology too fast, getting involved in the hype and industry drama that continues to be a characteristic of the cloud computing market, and finally, their focusing on the wrong degree of security, i.e. spending more money than necessary, reducing the value of moving to the cloud and perhaps even eliminating that value altogether. "Business requirements remain disconnected from the "sexier" issues that get all the attention," Linthicum concludes.

Read more from InfoWorld.


Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

"Amazon outranks the field in Gartner IaaS rankings, but there were lots of other winners including CSC, Microsoft, Tier 3, Joyent and Rackspace," reports Barb Darrow at GigaOM and reflects on this year's Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service". "Amazon Web Services, no shocker here, ranked highest both in terms “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision – the two main criteria of the report. But depending on how you slice the metrics either CSC, the big IT services provider or Microsoft, which has been spending heavily to build up Windows Azure as an IaaS, came in second. Also not surprising was that Rackspace, the self-proclaimed king of OpenStack, did well," he continues and also list some smaller players that received kudos as well as top takeaways.

Read the full report by Barb Darrow at GigaOM.


ChinaCache Enters Into a Strategic Partnership with Microsoft Corporation

ChinaCache, the leading total solutions provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China, announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation in a press release. The Company's self-service CDN platform, Webluker, will integrate its CDN and other services with Windows Azure China and provide these services to customers in China, and will migrate its hosting to Windows Azure in China in the meantime. "We are thrilled to partner with Microsoft as it brings Windows Azure into China. This is the first global company whose cloud technology is being offered to Chinese users, and we believe Windows Azure will be an ideal choice for enterprises in China through its combination of flexible access to data, speed and security," said Song Wang, founder, chairman and CEO at ChinaCache.

Find the press release here.


451 Research: Cloud as-a-Service Overview Report

451 Research, a division of The 451 Group, focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation brings an analysis of cloud as a service. "Cloud market revenue will increase at a 36% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), putting the cloud computing market just shy of $20 billion at the end of 2016," the report says. They inspect in a report infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure software-as-a-service (SaaS) market. "Cloud computing is on the upswing and demand for public cloud services remains strong," stated Yulitza Peraza, analyst at 451 research group and the co-author of the report. Other highlights include:

IaaS accounted for the majority of total market revenue in 2012, with more than half of the total public cloud market share, and a 37% CAGR through 2016

The PaaS layer accounted for nearly a quarter (24%) of the total public cloud revenue in 2012, and will experience the fastest growth – a projected CAGR of 41% between 2012 and 2016

The infrastructure SaaS sector, which does not include enterprise SaaS revenue, represented 25% of total cloud revenue in 2012 and is expected to generate a 29% CAGR through 2016


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