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6fusion Brings IT Economic Insights to Switch SUPERNAP Customers in Industry-First Partnership

Switch SUPERNAP enterprise customers and cloud providers will have free access to 6fusion utility infrastructure metering platform Raleigh, NC, and Las Vegas, NV – August 26, 2014 – 6fusion, the company enabling IT-as-a-Utility, today announced it has partnered with Switch SUPERNAP, the developer of the world-renowned SUPERNAP data centers. 6fusion’s technology and utility methodology will…

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451 Research perspective: 6fusion & Apptio partnership

Analyst: Owen Rogers Much of our coverage of 6fusion over the past year has focused on its plans for a cloud exchange with partners UCX and CME Group, but the company sees shorter-term opportunities in using its Workload Allocation Cube (WAC) unit of consumption to assess enterprise expenditure performance pre- and post-cloud migration. It recently announced…

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Taking the Complexity out of Cloud Infrastructure Decision Making

The Challenge: Shifting from existing on premise infrastructure models to cloud based models is all the rage in the Enterprise space today.  The first generation of Enterprise buyers – the innovators – simply picked some apps, moved them, and then course corrected based on experiences and costs.  As we move past those first incubator customers…

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Why we all love a good (startup) story

by Jocelyn DeGance Graham, SVP Market Development Startup culture dominates the psyche of the tech world. The call of the startup is the archetypal ‘hero’s journey’, which likely accounts for the grip that this ‘story’ has over us.  We all want to be the hero in our story, and startups allow us to live the…

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The Utility Economics of IT: A response to Bernard Golden & Mark Thiele

By Rob Bissett, Chief Product Officer, 6fusion Recently Bernard Golden wrote a very interesting blog (What Economists Can Teach us About Cloud Computing).  Mark Thiele then wrote a well reasoned response to that (Cloud Adoption Trends: A Response to What Economists Can Teach Us by Bernard Golden).  Both presented very compelling and well-crafted arguments about…

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6fusion hires former HP Executive to lead Enterprise Accounts

Jacob Woods is the former Chief Cloud Technologist for HP Canada’s Helion Cloud Group.  Recently, he joined 6fusion as the Director of Enterprise Accounts and sat down with 6fusion’s Director of Culture to discuss his decision to leave his national leadership role at HP in favor of working for a cloud startup. Q. Jacob, the…

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Case study: How a thriving Data Services company built utility metering on containers

By Tim Kuykendall, 6fusion Director of Product Development Overview: 6fusion is pioneering the consumption of IT as a Utility movement industry wide. Tackling one of the industry’s most complex challenges means building the data collection and analytics tools to support an entire market. To do this, we rely on a sophisticated workflow that collects platform-specific raw…

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