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The cloud hosting industry in 2019 witnessed an all-time high with a large number of investments, partnerships and product launches by big players. What was most surprising though the year was the number of SMBs taking the plunge with cloud services to avail data storage facilities in a bid to improve their product offerings. We also saw many Cloud Giants like Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Google and Oracle hogging the news cycle with their expansion strategies and endeavors for the future. This trend has heated the cloud market and made many industry analysts and onlookers predict the future of cloud hosting. Many predict that the rise of the cloud industry will steer the wheel of smaller players who piggyback on the steady wagons of larger enterprises whereas some predict that the smaller players will emerge as winners on their home soil while competing against foreign rivals. These speculations might be rife, but a consistent theme that emerges through these events is that the cloud industry…
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This week we talked to Hriday Biyani, CEO – Diadem Technologies, India’s leading cloud service provider, providing cloud, dedicated and hybrid hosting solutions across the globe. In business since 2000, they provide state of the art hosted solutions to clients who need a secure, highly available and redundant datacenter hosting environment backed with 99.95% uptime SLA and 24×7 technical support. Read on as he discusses how the ability to provide hybrid cloud services keeps them a step ahead of their competitors, trends that he sees in the IT industry in the next 5 years and more. 1. A summary of your business, including history, founding members- about, number of years in the industry, number of clients, service offerings, website link, etc. It was while studying for my graduation that I realized the necessity of doing something worthwhile in my free time rather than just pursuing the regular career options like a CA or an MBA. In 2000, there was this internet boom, same as…
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The popularity of cloud computing has increased over the last few years due to the explosive use of the internet. From competitive tech companies to start-ups, everyone wants to get into this space. According to the research, about 94% of enterprises are using at least one cloud service today. As the enterprises shift their infrastructure on the cloud, the need for cloud load balancing solutions arise to handle traffic spikes. They can rapidly autoscale in response to the level of demand. They play a crucial role in balancing the system performance by evenly distributing the dynamic workload over multiple servers. Leading cloud providers like Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud and IBM lead the cloud load balancer market. If you are wondering which solution you should opt for, here we list the major cloud load balancers and their features. Alibaba Cloud Alibaba’s Cloud Server Load Balancer (SLB) redirects the incoming traffic among various instances to…
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In 2020, worldwide online CDN traffic is projected to reach 252 EB per month, up from 54 EB per month in 2017 – Statista. Everyone is on the internet these days. Whether a user is performing a simple Google search or watching a video on YouTube or streaming content on Netflix or Amazon Prime, he looks for speedy content delivery to his device. Here, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) play an integral part. CDN plays a major role in ensuring that the content is delivered as fast and quickly as possible to the user. Let’s dig deeper to know more about what is CDN and how it works. What is CDN? A CDN is a system of distributed servers or networks that deliver content like webpages, videos, images, etc. to a user, from a server closest to his geographical location. Three main factors are involved in the working of a CDN – the user’s location, website or hosting server’s location and the content delivery server’s location. How CDN works? As per a study by…
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The data center market in Africa is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 14% from 2018 to 2024. – ResearchAndMarkets.com The demand for data center colocation services in Africa has significantly grown in recent time. This growth in demand is because of the improvement in connectivity levels and an increase in data traffic volumes. The digital transformation in Africa has got accelerated and the market requires servers, power, connectivity, and server space. Researches show that the Africa data center market is experiencing most of the investments from telecom and enterprises. Big public cloud players like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are entering the Africa market. Talking about the cloud market in Africa, it will double in size over the next five years. By the end of 2019, the market will be worth $1.7 billion. To focus on investing, powering, connecting, and deploying data centers across Africa and discuss the challenges for Africa’s digital economy and growth, the…
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Amazon is acquiring the Israeli flash storage technology startup E8 Storage for around $50-$60 million, reported the “Globes.” E8 Storage lists 30 employees on LinkedIn. The team and the technology at E8 will merge with Amazon’s AWS (Amazon Web Services) development center in Tel Aviv. The startup provides centralized, rack-scale flash for the enterprise and software-defined cloud with high performance, low latency, and simplified storage to meet the needs of enterprises. E8 Storage solutions are also upgradeable and expandable. E8 solution helps enterprises to build a private internal organizational infrastructure which can be used for transition from local server to a high-speed storage data center that meets their required scale of storage. This is Amazon’s second acquisition in Israel this year, following the cloud computing firm CloudEndure, which was acquired in January. Other notable acquisitions by Amazon in 2019 include Canvas Technology, Eero, TSO Logic, Sizmek and Bebo….
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