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AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 3

Myriad announcements make deciphering Day 3 of re:Invent a bit difficult. From bare metal to containers (via Fargate and Kubernetes) to machine learning to IoT, if you have any interest in infrastructure or application development, you were probably covered.

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure AWS AWS re:Invent Cloud Strategy

AWS re:Invent 2017 - Day 2

Day 2 came to a close after a seemingly endless string of new service announcements. The transition of AWS from the traditional perception as a compute and storage "cloud" to that of an advanced development platform is in full swing.

Topics: Cloud AWS AWS re:Invent App Dev

Quick Thoughts on AWS re:Invent, Day 1

AWS re:Invent is a whirlwind event. From Nov. 27th through Dec 1st, it's nonstop sessions, meetings and learnings all set against the never-stop Las Vegas background.

Topics: Cloud AWS AWS re:Invent

Now, it’s the Cloud’s turn to eat the world

In 2018, companies are projected to invest over $45B in public cloud platforms worldwide (Source: Gartner). 

Topics: Cloud

First Impressions of VMworld from a Service Provider’s Perspective

In addition to the record-setting Vegas heat at VMworld 2017, this was a show chock full of surprises. The ServerCentral Managed Services team was able to sneak away from supporting our amazing customers to attend the show this year. We even found time to play a few slot machines and blackjack. Shh…don’t tell our bosses. Now that we’ve had time to recover from the desert heat and get in some last-minute grilling before Chicago winter hits, let’s recap some of the show’s sights and sounds.



Topics: Events Cloud VMware

451 Research Report: ServerCentral extends to AWS managed services with Turing Group investment

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Topics: Cloud

Why move to the cloud — 3 catalysts and what they mean for your cloud strategy


Why move to the cloud? In truth, most companies don’t stop to answer this question. Cloud migration just sort of happens. Sometimes your cloud strategy kicks off because you need certain cloud technology solutions. Sometimes a single member of your management team pushes the whole business into cloud computing. Sometimes a move to the cloud means simply catching up with your competitors.

Topics: Cloud

From Infrastructure to Workloads. What We're Talking About Today

Three years ago we were asked a relatively simple question 

Topics: Cloud Infrastructure Migration

How Much Cloud Do I Really Need?

We see it all the time: A company with 50 servers moves to the cloud by creating 50 instances, one for each physical server. The thinking goes that if I’m using this much physical infrastructure, I’ll need this much cloud infrastructure. Simply convert servers to instances, and just like that, I’ve moved to the cloud.

Topics: Cloud

What is Next for Your Cloud Project

In my previous post, Is ‘Why?’ the Most Important Cloud Question?Is ‘Why?’ the Most Important Cloud Question?, I discussed the importance of knowing Why you’re moving to the cloud as a critical success factor for your cloud project.

One of the questions I received in response to the post was, “Once you can answer the question why you’re moving to the cloud, what’s next?”

Exactly. What is next.

Topics: Cloud