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The Tipping Point for IaaS

By Rob Bissett, 6fusion SVP of Product Strategy There has been plenty written about the flurry of cloud pricing moves started by the Google Compute Engine price drop last week.  Most of this comes down to analysis of the facts themselves, and the impacts on current competitors and the market as a whole.  However, when…

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IaaS – a commodity CME seeking to trade with 6fusion’s help

451 Research published a report on the CME Group’s plans for building a commodity exchange to trade cloud IaaS computing resources. 451 provides a good summary through a SWOT analysis in the report: SWOT Analysis Strengths Weaknesses 6fusion’s metering capability and existing retail marketplace together with CME’s experience is a strong combination. The ability to…

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6fusion Launches Open Marketplace for IaaS

September 19, 2013 – Raleigh, NC – 6fusion, the company standardizing economic measurement of IT infrastructure and enabling a global marketplace for buyers and sellers, today announced the launch of the 6fusion Marketplace, which enables users and suppliers of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to buy and sell in a standardized, yet flexible open marketplace. The 6fusion Marketplace…

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IaaS Market Trends

I just came across this Frost & Sullivan data on the US infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market that has some interesting slices of data I haven’t seen before. Here are a few things that jumped out at me. US IaaS market was approximately $3B in 2012 growing at 60% CAGR through 2016, which is directionally in line…

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There Appears to Be a Future in Cloud Futures

Last week we held the first of what is likely to be many discussions in the IT industry on the topic of IT infrastructure marketplaces and cloud futures. Building on the discussions at Cloud2020 and the blogsphere (here, here, here, and here, among others), we structured this as an open debate among those who believe…

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IaaS Selection Process at SotoNets

I had a great conversation recently with a 6fusion customer Leo Soto from SotoNets, a cloud service provider, about his decision-making process in selecting an IaaS solution for their cloud backup service. Here are a few notes from that discussion: What were the primary business problems or opportunities that caused you to look for an…

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IT in the Cloud: SaaS vs. On-Premise Architecture Strategies

By John Cowan, Co-Founder and CEO When considering the tectonic shift we are seeing toward IT in the cloud, it’s important to remember a few points: Fact 1:  Salesforce.com created a disruptive technology movement by delivering enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS), changing forever the dynamics of new entrants competing against entrenched incumbents. Recall Salesforce.com’s premise was NOT…

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