If you had any doubts as to whether the enterprise is embracing the public cloud and cloud migration in general, a report out by Cisco earlier this year provides clarity that the enterprise is embracing the public cloud and the applications running on them. In Cisco’s most recent market analysis of the cloud industry, they claim that within three years, more than three-fourths of all data center traffic, 83 percent, will be based in the cloud.
The concept of data gravity has been around for several years. Dave McCrory first wrote about the idea several years ago and currently maintains a phenomenal blog called Data Gravity where he goes into detail to describe the concept. It is a great read and well worth your time if you are interested in data and data science concepts.
While doing market research yesterday, I had some time to dive into the proposed EarthLink and Windstream merger that the two companies announced on November 7, 2016. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of both firms but is expected to close in the first half of 2017. The combination of these two companies is an interesting one in that it combines Windstream’s experience with providing connectivity to small and medium size businesses with Earthlink’s capabilities in this … Read more