WHIR Magazine Oct 2010 Takes Small Hosts into the Cloud

In a cover story that addresses the hottest product set in the hosting market right now – and undoubtedly the next few years – the October issues takes readers through their “Cloud Opportunities,” examining several of the models of cloud hosting most applicable to the small business market, as well as asking some detailed questions about the requirements for creating those offerings.

Greatresponder.com – 2010-11-10 – The Web Host Industry Review, the leading resource for information on the web hosting industry, is excited to announce that the October 2010 issue of its Web Host industry Review magazine has shipped, offering readers insight into creating a product that can help them capture a part of the lucrative market for cloud hosting services.

In a cover story that addresses the hottest product set in the hosting market right now – and undoubtedly the next few years – the October issues takes readers through their “Cloud Opportunities,” examining several of the models of cloud hosting most applicable to the small business market, as well as asking some detailed questions about the requirements for creating those offerings.

“Smaller hosting providers – those without the resources to develop a cloud infrastructure of their own, are left with some very specific questions about the opportunity in the cloud,” says WHIR editor Liam Eagle, in the October issue’s letter from the editor. “What exactly is the nature of the cloud-based services small businesses are so eager to buy? What exactly can a small hosting operator get away with calling a cloud service? How much of what distinguishes a cloud is purely semantic? Are there pre-made tools for building and delivering a cloud infrastructure? Are there opportunities to resell the cloud infrastructure of larger providers? What, ultimately, are my cloud-based products going to look like.”

In that cover story on the cloud, Eagle attempts to better define the opportunity in the cloud market for smaller hosts. The story looks at understanding customers and defining the cloud relative to their needs. It examines the potential for building a cloud infrastructure, and the tools available to do so. It evaluates the opportunity in cloud storage, and looks at some specific examples of cloud offerings for small business.

“Everybody’s telling the hosts that they need to be on top of the cloud market, that there’s a gold rush opportunity here they’re missing out on if they don’t have a product in place,” says WHIR publisher Stephen Mayhew. “We’re trying to help these hosts sift through the noise and walk away with some advice they can really take action on.”

Other articles throughout the issue touch on other aspects of the cloud. An interview with several executives from pioneering cloud host Go Grid touches on a range of ideological and technical elements related to the cloud. WHIR analyst David Hamilton contributes a feature on how hosting providers might have to adapt their marketing efforts to suit cloud offerings. And legal columnist David Snead offers a guide to preparing a cloud contract.

Taken together, the content of the October 2010 issue of WHIR magazine should provide hosts with a valuable overview of the opportunity that exists for them to profit from providing cloud hosting solutions to small businesses.

The October 2010 issue of WHIR Web Hosting magazine, along with all if its back issues, is available in an online edition, which can be accessed through the WHIR website.

Since 2000, The Web Host Industry Review has made a name for itself as the foremost authority of the Web host industry providing reliable, insightful and comprehensive news, reviews and resources to the hosting community. TheWHIR Blogs provides a community of expert industry perspectives. The Web Host Industry Review Magazine also offers a business-minded, issue-driven perspective of interest to executives and decision-makers. WHIR TV offers on demand web hosting video interviews and web hosting video features of the key persons and events of the web hosting industry. WHIR Events brings together like-minded hosting industry professionals and decision-makers in local communities.

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Consonus Data Center Firm and Cloud Hosting Provider participate in Internet Summit 2010

Steve Bulmer, CTO of Consonus will be hosting a panel to discuss the “Future of Cloud Computing” at 11:10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m on November 18, 2010. The discussion will concentrate on the latest trends and innovations in cloud hosting.

Greatresponder.com – 2010-11-03 – Consonus, a colocation provider and a data center operator said that they will host the third annual Internet Summit on November 17 and 18 in Raleigh, North Carolina, the event will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Steve Bulmer, CTO of Consonus will be hosting a panel to discuss the “Future of Cloud Computing” at 11:10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m on November 18, 2010. The discussion will concentrate on the latest trends  and innovations in cloud hosting.

“Attendees can look forward to a lively discussion from an exceptional panel of industry expertise, represented by open source and commercial cloud technology providers, as well as some of the most iconic SaaS/PaaS/IaaS providers today,” says Bulmer. “We will be discussing topics from convergence and commoditization, as well as security, technical innovation, and insights as to the future adoption of cloud technologies.”

Presented by Southern Capitol Ventures and TechMedia, the Internet Summit supports Web-based entrepreneurial activity, innovation, and the resultant economic development of the southeast region.

This event is intended to encourage “forward thinking and thought leadership on topics related to the Internet economy and Web technologies,” says Consonus.

Featured speakers include AutoTrader.com president and CEO Chip Perry, Go Daddy CEO and founder Bob Parsons, Yahoo director of data insights Ed Woo, Lulu.com CEO Bob Young, Newsforce CMO Dana Todd, and SkyMall president Christine A. Aguilera.

The panel will be comprised of Salesforce.com chief technical architect Marc Ferrentino, Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon, rPath co-founder and CTO Erik Troan and also Citrix director of business development and strategic alliances Roland Wartenberg.

About Consonus:
Consonus Technologies, Inc. with its Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina is a national provider of reliable data center services and resilient IT infrastructure solutions. With world-class data facilities throughout the United States, Consonus provides superior IT solutions in four primary areas: data center Services, Managed Services, IT Infrastructure, and IT Consulting.