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What does the Cloud really mean?

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Jul 13, 2016 5:30:56 AM

Tristan Gwinnell, Cloud Solutions EMEA, Avnet, takes a look at what cloud really means

 

The term cloud means different things to different people. For consumers the cloud might be where they store their music and photographs. For others it might be Google Apps or Office365. If you’re a business user it could be a cloud-hosted application. If you run a datacentre it could be a way of optimising hardware. The list goes on.

All of these are types of cloud – essentially a means of providing computer hardware and software via the internet. In ‘technology years’ the cloud has been around for a long time. Salesforce launched in the 1990s with a mission to end software. Recently the technology has come in to its own and there has been a rapid increase in the types and number of cloud services and suppliers.

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Topics: aws, Cloud, Cloud Computing, cloud environment, Data Center Solutions, IT infrastructure, IT Software, paas, saas

Top tips for selling SaaS

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Apr 23, 2013 4:26:43 AM
Kevin Collins, Director Cloud Practice (EMEA)
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Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, data storage, IT infrastructure, IT storage solutions, saas, software as a service

SaaS and the cloud: the channel should look to service provider models

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Apr 15, 2013 7:02:17 AM
Kevin Collins, Director Cloud Practice (EMEA)
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Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Data Management, gartner, saas, software as a service

What does cloud mean for SMEs?

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Feb 28, 2013 4:47:04 AM
Kevin Collins, Director Cloud Practice (EMEA)
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Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Data Management, IaaS, saas, SME, WAN

Cloud Computing: Forget the hype, what are the roles the channel can play?

Posted by Tech Data Europe on Aug 14, 2012 4:47:44 AM
Stephen Ennis, Director of Services, EMEA
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Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, gartner, IT distributor services, IT partner for cloud, reseller advice on cloud, saas, software as a service

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