Adopting cloud technology: eat or be eaten

ANDY LARK | April 26, 2016

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In short, the early adopters and majority reach a tipping point and start acquiring their customer base en-masse. Powered by the economics of the cloud (not just technology but also business) these new players scale at speed – achieving continuous growth rates in the high double and even triple digits.

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Zipwhip pioneered the concept of utilizing the cloud to enable existing mobile, landline, and toll-free numbers to send and receive texts from any connected desktop, tablet or smartphone. Additionally, Zipwhip offers a carrier-grade texting platform to help mobile and landline operators modernize the text messaging medium. Our technology introduces trailblazing functionality while holding true to the distinct culture of texting that consumers have grown to love. Zipwhip cloud texting powers over 18M existing wireless and fixed line phone numbers.

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Public cloud muscle has proved it can bear the strain

Article | April 9, 2020

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VMware Boosts Hybrid-Cloud Visibility, Management

Article | April 14, 2020

VMware pushed its operations management tool to the cloud with a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) form factor and newly added hybrid cloud support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and vSphere Kubernetes deployments in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.vRealize Operations is VMware’s on-premises software product that provides operations management across applications, infrastructure, and clouds. The new vRealize Operations Cloud, which is generally available today, has the same user interface and features as the on-premises version. “It offers everything you can do with vRealize operations on prem,” said Taruna Gandhi, VP of product marketing for cloud management at VMware. This includes “performance optimization, which includes fully automated workload balancing and placement” based on business and operational intent, she added.The product also helps enterprises better manage costs and improve efficiency by making recommendations about procurement and rightsizing workloads. Both versions use artificial intelligence (AI) for troubleshooting predicting and preventing issues across customers’ hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Gandhi said. And it continually scans these environments to enforce IT and regulatory standards around configuration and compliance, and automatically remediates any problems.

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The cloud and rising to the challenge

Article | April 16, 2020

In a very short space of time, the coronavirus outbreak has completely transformed how organisations across all sectors operate. With lockdown restrictions rolling out across the globe, those organisations have moved quickly to instruct their staff to work from home in a bid to halt the spread of the Covid-19 infection.The nature of the IT industry will mean many of its businesses and employees will have remote working experience, but that isn’t the same across the board. According to March 2020 research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), only 30% of UK employees ever worked from home during 2019. For many, the change has been sharp and abrupt, and brought with it significant challenges for both the workforce and the IT infrastructure required to support it.Due to the rapidly unfolding pace of the Covid-19 pandemic, CIOs have had little time to test the robustness of their business continuity strategy. However, the demands of the workforce will remain the same, with remote staff expecting the same resources and applications from home as they would if they were still operating out of a central office. Making sure that IT infrastructures can cope with the surge in demand for access to on-premise and cloud platforms from remote locations is key in the coming months.

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Zipwhip

Zipwhip pioneered the concept of utilizing the cloud to enable existing mobile, landline, and toll-free numbers to send and receive texts from any connected desktop, tablet or smartphone. Additionally, Zipwhip offers a carrier-grade texting platform to help mobile and landline operators modernize the text messaging medium. Our technology introduces trailblazing functionality while holding true to the distinct culture of texting that consumers have grown to love. Zipwhip cloud texting powers over 18M existing wireless and fixed line phone numbers.

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