In the Know: Top 5 Must-Read Cloud Stories, July 15
Every day Talkin’ Cloud pulls out five must-read cloud computing stories from the news cycle for its readers to review. Today’s column features Microsoft, Google, and Arcserve.
Some of these stories have been gathered from Talkin’ Cloud’s article database or that of its sister sites, while others have been collected from elsewhere on the Internet. If we missed something, feel free to leave a comment below. We love to know what headlines are grabbing your attention.
Here’s today’s list of must-read cloud computing stories.
Windows Server 2003 reaches end of life while Microsoft makes upgrading unattractive. Two-thirds of servers running Windows Server 2003 haven’t been upgraded – despite the fact that Microsoft will stop supporting it as it has reached its end of life.
Survey: In the Age of the Cloud, the Channel is Still Relevant. A new study by IDC and Microsoft looked at the importance of solution providers and found that 86 percent of customers buy through the channel. More than half of IT spending is being spent on cloud and managed services (55 percent).
MSPs, Don’t Ignore Cloud Opportunities. Some IT service providers are concerned that cloud-based services will cannabalize parts of their business, but Michael Corey, founder and president of MSP Ntirety said that whatever you are cannabalizing is bound to become a commodity.
Google Cloud Platform Launches General Availability of Windows Server. Windows Server on
Arcserve Makes Move into the Cloud. Arcserve has launched Arcserve Cloud, an extension to its backup and recovery services. The encrypted cloud service is aimed at providing disaster recovery and archiving capabilities.