Big data, mobile apps and business analytics – we’ve been talking about these things for years. The difference now boils down to the cloud platforms that support these apps: Which cloud platforms are being used? Which ones meet the needs of today’s technology demands, and the demands ahead. Read More
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As 2014 draws to a close, the WHIR team would like to thank our readers, contributors and clients for their support this year. Read More
In 2015, two issues on the cutting edge of the cloud are going to converge: the wide scale adoption of wholesale cloud services, and the need for multi-cloud environments. Read More
I believe the best way to summarize merger and acquisition in the web hosting space during 2014 would be: there were no trends, it was not a barn-burner year; it was a yawn. If there was a significant IPO, let me know; even insignificant. That’s not to say it was not interesting, but fast and furious – no. Read More
WHIR events are scheduled in 10 cities for 2015. In addition to events based in the US, the WHIR has two international events scheduled. One is in Amsterdam to be held in conjunction with HostingCon Europe and the other is in London. The events are a great opportunity for sponsors.… Read More
One of the biggest complaints I have heard from customers in the last year is Amazon’s price structure for term contracts known as Reserved Instances. For those not familiar with the AWS pricing concept, you can get a discount for one or three-year contracts. In the past, both of these options had upfront payments and that didn’t suit many businesses. Read More
Thanks to everyone that participated in the WHIR reader appreciation giveaway! We’re doing it again this month, just in time to help you pay for your Christmas shopping and contribute to the online holiday shopping economy which is up 8.5% over last year. For the month of November, Billy Bryant… Read More
I was sent a few infographics over the past few days regarding Amazon Web Services that provide some insight into how organizations are using AWS, as well as how it compares with other IT infrastructure options. Read More
One of the most common questions I get from business owners is how they should grow their businesses. Of course, the answer is, it depends. It depends on your business model, your competitive space, your internal resources, etc. Read More
Consolidation is natural, and the subject usually raises its head after I meet someone for the first time. Not only as an ice-breaker, but also as an understated plea for direction and advice. The question could just as well be: ‘how much time do I have left?’ Honestly, I have seen many people in various industries miss the boat and it is not a pretty sight.
The last WHIR event of the year was a great success in one of our favorite city stops: Dallas, Texas! Held at The Rustic, Thursday’s networking event brought out a great crowd of hosts, data center providers and other service providers. Read More
Endurance International Group recently announced three acquisitions including Arvixe, LLC a web hosting company, sort of located in San Louis Obispo, California. I say sort of because according to the owner, Arvand Sabetian, the firm has no offices. Totally decentralized, people work out of boats, motor homes and ashrams. Here are some numbers. Read More