Welcome!

@DXWorldExpo Authors: Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Zakia Bouachraoui

Related Topics: @CloudExpo, Containers Expo Blog, @DXWorldExpo

@CloudExpo: Article

Cloud Providers Innovate, Build and Cash In | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Serverless

One example of a new technology that's come out of cloud provider services is serverless computing

Cloud Providers Innovate, Build and Cash In
By Christine Cignoli

In this brave new world of running businesses with cloud and SaaS technology, who's buying hardware anymore? Well, cloud providers, that's who. Financial filings from AWS, Microsoft and Google show they spent a combined $31.54 billion on capital expenditures and capital leases in 2016. Amazon is building a new cloud region in Sweden, and analysts say one region alone can cost several hundred million dollars. This kind of spending clearly reflects the way businesses are adopting cloud, and also makes it a lot harder for other wannabe providers to get in the game.

These big public cloud providers are also adding features continually, and looking toward their future roles. AWS, for example, is moving from providing infrastructure into offering more business services with Connect. It's a call center process configuration service, based in the cloud, that integrates with Amazon's public IaaS cloud. But as Cloud Technology Partners points out, the real takeaway is that AWS is moving into another class of technology offerings, beyond storage and compute. That's probably smart, as these services are more profitable and can lead to longer-term customer relationships. There are signs Microsoft and Google are moving in this direction too.

One example of a new technology that's come out of cloud provider services is serverless computing, also known as Functions as a Service (FaaS) or event-driven computing. This type of abstraction takes management away from developers, so they can essentially automate tasks by writing code that's triggered only in certain cases-when a pre-defined event occurs. Code is written in functions, and the serverless platform actually executes the specific task. Amazon's Lambda was the first platform of this kind, and grew out of AWS' S3 product, which uses object storage to eliminate the over- and under-provisioning that's common in on-premises storage technology. Azure's version of this came out in the fall, while Google's is in beta. With these kinds of intriguing developments, we're looking forward to seeing where else cloud might take us.

With all this cloud news, though, businesses are still buying storage and other on-premises hardware technology, according to a recent ActualTech Media survey. Forty-one percent of respondents said they'll buy storage this year. 36% will invest in virtualization and 29% in the network. But cloud is certainly on respondents' minds: 42% of respondents also said that cloud was a primary area they need to learn about in 2017, followed by security and virtualization.

Till next week, dream big cloud dreams.

The post Cloud Providers Innovate, Build and Cash In appeared first on AppNeta Blog | App and Network Performance Monitoring.

More Stories By AppNeta Blog

AppNeta is the leader in proactive end-user performance monitoring solutions built for the distributed digital enterprise. With AppNeta, IT and Network Ops teams can assure continual and exceptional delivery of business-critical applications. AppNeta’s SaaS-based solutions give IT teams essential application and network performance data, allowing them to continuously monitor user experience across any application, network, data center or cloud. For more information, visit www.appneta.com.

DXWorldEXPO Digital Transformation Stories
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage, for instance, is more capable than where we read and write data. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Atwell, a Developer Advocate for NetApp, will discuss the role and value...
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of ...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term.
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Disruption, Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Leadership and Management hear these words all day every day... lofty goals but how do we make it real? Add to that, that simply put, people don't like change. But what if we could implement and utilize these enterprise tools in a fast and "Non-Disruptive" way, enabling us to glean insights about our business, identify and reduce exposure, risk and liability, and secure business continuity?