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A recent business conversation led to the establishment of the fact that the datacenter business is becoming much more cutthroat than ever. Price wars, advanced offerings, upsells and what not are the usual tactics that have been used, but now competing forces are pressuring data center providers to go beyond the usual and utilize something new. Data center businesses are now relying more and more on leveraging strategic footprints, global presence and larger capabilities to educate and work with customers at a local level. In the United States alone, there are an estimated 3 million data centers. With data center services more abundant than grocery stores, how will the model sustain itself and what will determine the winners from the losers? My answer to that news is granularity. Granularity Needed by MSPs Managed service providers work day in and day out with end u... (more)

Invaluable Lessons from @CloudExpo | #BigData #IoT #DevOps #AI #FinTech

Three Invaluable Lessons from Cloud Expo Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year's Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points. When trade shows are not a waste of time I am not very aggressive by nature... (more)

Seven Jaw-Dropping Applications of Cloud By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud #BigData

Seven Jaw-Dropping Applications of Cloud Computing Here are seven completely real, jaw-dropping applications of cloud computing that can transform humanity. Made possible with cloud technology, don't be surprised if you have never heard about such applications. 1. Shoes Sold by the Step Imagine buying the world's best shoes or for that matter any pair of shoes and paying zero dollars for them upfront. That would be crazy right? Well the Internet of Things can make this possible. With new technologies that can power everything we do and create new ways of doing them, vendors of co... (more)

Cloud-Based Billing vs Cloud-Driven Billing By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Building a case for the cloud is extremely easy. I can list 10 different elements of the cloud that make it the best thing since sliced bread! The SaaS model has truly revolutionized the way software is being used. Convenient, hosted on the now cloud, without the need for IT or hardware and so many more advantages. So what is cloud-based billing? A recent piece by Gigaom helps explain why cloud billing is beneficial and how it helps vendors move all aspects of a paper-based system to the cloud. But isn't that old technology? Isn't that about generating a PDF file and sending it to... (more)

IoT and #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

Let us face it, there are many technological innovations taking place right now and we're not short of buzzwords. Some years ago it was the cloud, last year was Big Data and this year it seems to be the Internet of Things. Beneath all the noise, what matters is whether these things are truly game changers or just noise. Let's take a look at the reality. Back in the days of our ancestors, the Neanderthals, there was probably a lot of hype around as well. New spear design, new flint stones (not the cartoons), or arrowheads must have made waves. This passed down the ages and possi... (more)