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The State of the Cloud: Migration, Portability, and Interoperability

by Insight EnterprisesMay 16, 2016

Building an app that spends its entire life in the same public cloud is the ideal cloud application model. Stepping outside of this model is more realistic, but it presents challenges for I&O professionals. The cloud conversation often centers on connectivity and movement of apps, increasing interest in open source tooling to bypass aspects of vendor lock-in, excitement around containers, or API management. This report scores the maturity of each interoperability and migration category so you

Migrating, Managing, and More

by MicrosoftMay 02, 2016

Cloud technologies are reshaping expectations for IT pros and the business they manage. IDG Research Services, in conjunction with Microsoft, recently surveyed 55 IT pros who have deployed enterprise business applications to a public or hybrid cloud. All respondents are deeply involved in the purchase or implementation of third-party cloud solutions. This includes strategic planning, solution mapping and recommendation, and vendor selection. A wide array of industries was represented, from

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

by MicrosoftMay 02, 2016

Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the IaaS market. Gartner defines cloud IaaS as a standardized, highly automated offering where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service provider and offered to the customer on-demand.**

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Gartner's Top 10 Cloud Myths

by MicrosoftMay 02, 2016

Cloud computing is uniquely susceptible to the confusion and hype that surrounds it. Here, Gartner provides a top 10 list of the most common misconceptions that CIOs should look out for.

Cloud Driving Big Changes in IT Organization Skills

by MicrosoftMay 02, 2016

3rd Platform disruption -- cloud, mobility, big data/analytics, and social business -- is causing most businesses to transform. While IT organizations have worked hard over the years to learn how to cope with change, the current rate of acceleration and the order-of-magnitude increases in every measure of volume present the CIO with a seemingly impossible challenge. Key trends in cloud computing are illustrative of the changing nature of the skills needed in an IT organization.

Evaluating and Choosing an IoT Platform

by ThingWorxApr 06, 2016

With the push for IoT-enabled solutions comes the need for reliable IoT platforms, especially for companies that require industrial-grade IoT capabilities. This O'Reilly report examines various features that heavy-equipment B2B industries should expect in an IoT platform, as well as the key attributes you should be looking for when choosing a platform vendor.

Addressing User Data Risks in a Distributed Data World

by DruvaMar 25, 2016

Data has spread beyond the firewall to mobile devices and to cloud services, like Office 365 & Box, creating governance complexities. Read how proactive compliance methodologies allow IT and InfoSec teams to properly control, track, and manage dispersed data.

Checklist: Why Move Backup and Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

by DruvaMar 25, 2016

The public cloud's reliability, security, and scalability offers the transformational potential to move disparate workloads to a single cloud platform for greater efficiency and agility. Discover 20 real-world benefits gained when moving backup, archival and disaster recovery to a single, native cloud platform.

Private Cloud as a service, powered by OpenStack

by Blue BoxMar 17, 2016

Looking to work with, not on OpenStack? IBM Blue Box, a private cloud as a service (PCaaS), can be deployed almost as quickly and easily as public cloud. Your physical hardware and data center operations are taken care of by IBM Blue Box, allowing customers to focus on their development lifecycle.

The Case for Blue Box Cloud: Education

by Blue BoxJan 26, 2016

From financial services to gaming and retail, a wide array of industries utilize private clouds to protect their most important data. Those in the field of education perhaps know better than anyone how critical data sovereignty is when it comes to protecting information. Treehouse is just one example of an educational technology company that puts their trust in private cloud.


Blue Box

Headquarters: Seattle, WA

The year was 2003, iTunes was brand new and broadband was quickly becoming ubiquitous. Our story unfolded like many technology business stories: A starry-eyed college student saw an opportunity to make a difference, a chance to help empower the Internets next great ideas. And so Blue Box was born, focused on tailoring complex hosting solutions for open source applications. But we did not stop there. For over a decade, Blue Box has supported industry innovators during their journey to create and deliver top notch Web applications to the world. When we began, we focused solely on managed hosting, but due to the evolution of our industry's needs, progressed to building and operating hosted private clouds. Today, we continue to help them transform the world, both real and virtual, and how we do it using open source technology combined with a unique operational platform and a wealth of expertise as the foundation is what sets us apart.


Druva is the leader in data protection and governance at the edge, bringing visibility and control to business information in the increasingly mobile and distributed enterprise. Built for public and private clouds, Druva's award-winning inSync and Phoenix solutions prevent data loss and address governance, compliance, and eDiscovery needs on laptops, smart devices and remote servers. As the industry's fastest growing edge data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 3,000 global organizations on over 3 million devices.

Insight Enterprises

From business and government organizations to healthcare and educational institutions, Insight empowers clients with Intelligent Technology solutions to realize their goals. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of hardware, software, cloud and service solutions, our 5,700 teammates provide clients the guidance and expertise needed to select, implement and manage complex technology solutions to drive business outcomes. Through our world-class people, partnerships, services and delivery solutions, we help businesses run smarter.


Microsoft solutions help capital markets and securities firms change the customer experience, accelerate innovation, drive performance management, manage risk and compliance, and improve operational excellence. Microsoft software helps empower people and IT staff within financial firms and across key focus areas such as advisor platforms, enterprise risk management and trade compliance, investment management and investment analytics, and high performance computing. Through a combination of Microsoft- and partner-provided solutions, your employees can turn data into insight, transform ideas into action and turn change into opportunity.

Our capital markets solutions provide: cost-effective, familiar Microsoft products that help employees monitor, optimize and work collaboratively with new and existing business processes; a rich partner ecosystem for best-of-breed solutions, tools, support, services and outsourcing; the ability to interoperate within existing systems which minimizes service disruption; rich options for security, authentication, transaction processing and workflow services which improve operations.


ThingWorx is a business unit of PTC, a $1.4 billion global software company, where more than 700 employees are dedicated to the ThingWorx IoT technology platform. With more than $600MM invested in acquisitions and the development and integration of technologies for IoT, and with thousands of compatible partners and solutions, ThingWorx is creating innovation faster than ever thought possible.