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Did you hear about Google buying Nest for an incredible amount of money a few weeks back? Be honest: do you have any idea who Nest is or what they do? More specifically – be honest again – do you have any idea what Nest is trying to do or what platform they are built upon? If the answer to all those questions is no, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Like the Cloud in 2012, the Internet of Things is about to come on strong. If you look into the tech corners of the Internet, every blogger is talking or has posted about the Internet of Things. Like Cloud Computing in 2012, the Internet of Things feels like an industry secret which is just starting to leak out to the public. As noted in our recently published inforgraphic, the Internet of Things is about to rise. For the past few years we have been told this will be the year of the Internet of Things. Correction: for the ... (more)

Channel Expo Expectations

Right now, the FortressITX team is hanging out at gate A22 in Newark airport waiting to board our flight to Orlando for Channel Partners at the Peabody. With this time we wanted to take a few moments to chat about what we are going to Orlando for and why you should be excited about our [...] ... (more)

Tips for Corporate Cloud Adoption

A couple of weeks back, Solar VPS President and COO Ross Brouse (@RossBrouse), gave a technical keynote presentation at New York City’s Cloud Expo. The presentation covered corporate Cloud adoption – how Cloud adoption begins on the couch and makes it all the way to the boardroom. Well, in this short article, we are going to run with that flag and dive into the topic a bit. So, if you’re a company of any size looking to fully Cloudize (word, not a word? We think it should be), err, make the jump into the Cloud, here are a few tips for successful Cloud computing adoption. Unders... (more)

Keep Cloud Marketing Simple, Stupid

This is a topic our marketing team talks about all the time. On an almost daily basis our marketing teams chats about how to effectively market Cloud solutions to the web hosting market and the non web hosting market. The more important part of that statement is the later. The non web hosting market. For the longest time, as far as we can recall, the web hosting industry and web hosting vendors have been mostly satisfied selling their solutions to members of the web hosting community – i.e. consumers who know what the difference between a VPS and a dedicated server is. But here’s... (more)

The SMAC Future of the Internet

The Internet is a funny thing. From its origins – military projects and all that – the Internet was meant to be a tool of mass communication. From its earliest days, it was meant to open up the world to the masses by making the world a more inclusive place. To connect everything to everyone by making the world smaller. That was and still is the overall plan for the Internet. However over time a funny thing has happened – with the ever increasing ability of communications, the Internet as a whole hasn’t lived up to its promise of connecting everything to everyone, everywhere. Due ... (more)