Cloud Sherpas, a Google Apps and Salesforce.com partner, has raised $40 million and acquired CloudTrigger. The VAR Guy’s sister site, Talkin’ Cloud, has all the details plus an interview with Cloud Sherpas CEO David Northington.
Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: Cloud ComputingThe selection by the New South Wales Government of a cloud solution from SAP breaks new ground for the use of cloud services by governments in Australia, according to market analyst firm Ovum, which says it will also be an important “proof point for the efficacy of the cloud services model” as an alternative to more traditional in-house share
The 2nd Annual Top 50 Cloud Services Providers survey ends today (Friday, April 27). Complete the survey, available on Talkin’ Cloud (The VAR Guy’s sister site), and your company could be ranked among the world’s top CSPs in the Talkin’ Cloud 50. The survey is open VARs and MSPs that generate revenues from cloud-related projects and services.
Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: Cloud ServicesAny lingering scepticism about cloud computing has evaporated with almost six out of ten local organisations now using cloud services in some form or another, and almost two out of three organisations recognising that to ignore cloud services is to risk competitive disadvantage.
Instead of building their own data centers, most VARs will ultimately become cloud brokers for big cloud services providers (CSPs) like Amazon Web Services, Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365 and/or Rackspace. But will one top CSP rule them all? Take our poll.
Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: Cloud ServicesLarger organisations in Australia and New Zealand favour a blended public/private cloud strategy, but there still seems to be some confusion about the definition of 'cloud'.