INTO THE ORANGE FLUX CLOUD
EITC Team 1
Bhavana Mandava || Jash Mehta || Kathleen Seibert || Shrey Bavisi
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The purposeof this annotated bibliography is to provide the client team with a
comprehensive list of all sources used in the development of other deliverables.
This includes a citation and abstract of their content and value.
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1. AWS reports $3.2 billion in revenue in Q3 2016, up 55% over last year | VentureBeat |
Cloud | by Jordan Novet. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://venturebeat.com/2016/10/27/aws-
Abstract: This source provides with year-over-year growth for Amazon Web Services. Also, it
provides analysis of Q3 results of AWS.
2. Cloud Computing Customer Showcase | vCloud Air by VMware. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Abstract: This source is from the VMware website itself, it contains customer stories in the form
of videos. VMware’s clients express that how implementing hybrid cloud has improved their
productivity and reduction in costs. Few of their clients who implemented Hybrid cloud solution
include Intercontinental Hotels Group, Lumeta Corporation, Medtronic and Bluefin Solutions.
3. Cloud Computing Trends 18-36 Months into the Future - Telehouse. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Abstract: This source contains information about the importance of hybrid cloud for enterprises
where IT decision makers have more control over the private and public cloud components. It
also explains the future trends of cloud computing over the next three years.
4. Cloudwards' Top 10 Hybrid Cloud Solution Providers. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Abstract: The source provides information and product offerings for top 10 hybrid cloud
vendors as categorized by the source based on vendor offerings and their market dominance.
5. Customer and Partner Success Stories for Microsoft Azure. (n.d.). Retrieved from
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Abstract: The source has been provided from Microsoft’s Azure website. It provides 6 partners
of Microsoft which use hybrid cloud services of Microsoft Azure. The 6 customers are
Heineken, ObjectSharp, GE Healthcare, LoopUp, HarperCollins Publishers and Netgem. Each
story includes Business Needs, Solution and Benefits of the cloud solution provided by
6. Gamull.T (2015, June 10). Roadmap to a Hybrid Cloud. Retrieved from
Abstract: This article presents information on definition of hybrid cloud hosting and addresses
strategy around hybrid cloud architecture and IT as a service. It introduces hybrid cloud and its
components and the author presents excellent insights on the entire roadmap to a hybrid cloud.
The article also explains the transitioning to a hybrid cloud and provided information on
implications and future challenges.
7. Gartner Reprint. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.gartner.com/doc/reprints?id=1-
Abstract: This source is a Gartner Report for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service. It gives the
detailed market description. The author also explains how the vendor profiles are evaluated
along with the format of vendor description. The magic quadrant divides the vendors into 4
categories: Challengers, Leaders, Niche Players and Visionaries. The report gives information
about Offerings, Locations, Recommended Mode & Uses, Strength and Cautions for each
vendor mentioned in the report.
8. Hybrid Cloud Architectures - Amazon Web Services (AWS). (n.d.). Retrieved from
Abstract: This source has been taken from Amazon Web Services website. This source has 6
customer user stories who use AWS hybrid cloud. It also had a video which explains Hybrid
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Cloud Architectures with AWS. Furthermore, it gives information about Integrated Networking
9. Hybrid Cloud – RackStories Customer Success Stories. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Abstract: This source has been taken from RackSpace website. It gives customer stories for 9
clients which use hybrid cloud services provided by RackSpace. The 9 customers are Sli
Systems, Office, Xero, Trackvia, Something Digital, Dominos, Cinc, Appboy and Born05.
10. Logicworks. (2015, June 25). Real use cases: Why 50% of enterprises are choosing hybrid
cloud - Cloud Tech News. Retrieved from http://www.cloudcomputing-
Abstract: Brief description of hybrid cloud technology accompanied by four different cases of
organizations that experienced different types of the hybrid including testing environments,
disaster recovery, legacy systems and cloud bursting.
11. Microsoft Azure revenue jumped 116% in Q1 2017 | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Jordan
Novet. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://venturebeat.com/2016/10/20/microsoft-azure-revenue-
Abstract: This source provides with Q1 2017 results of Microsoft which shows a 116% growth
in Azure as compared to last year. VentureBeat is the leading source for news, events,
groundbreaking research and perspective on technology innovation.
12. Rackspace Hosting Quarterly Income Statement 2016 Q2, 2016 Q1. (n.d.). Retrieved from
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Abstract: This source gives a quarterly net sales & revenue from Q1 2015 to Q2 2016. This
source has been fetched from Amigobulls.com. Amigobulls Inc. strives to solve the problem of
information overload in the financial media industry. Amigobulls provide stock analysis in the
form of short, personalized, daily updating videos.
13. Sailer, S. (2016, April 20). 3 Big Reasons to Extend Your Datacenter with the Cloud - Rand
Group. Retrieved from https://www.randgroup.com/insights/3-big-reasons-extend-
Abstract: Infographic made in collaboration with Microsoft displaying the benefits of Hybrid
Cloud expansion across business realms of enterprise operations.
14. Seshachala, S. (2015, March 8). Hybrid Cloud: a business case - Cloud Academy Blog.
Retrieved from http://cloudacademy.com/blog/hybrid-cloud-business-case/
Abstract: Breakdown of the actual technology of hybrid cloud services and the integration in the
enterprise. Comparison of the various options of hybrid cloud solutions and their respective
benefits. Provides examples of current hybrid solutions as well as previous cloud technologies
that have not stood the evolution of the hybrid.
15. Stamas.P, Kaarst-Brown. M, Bernard. S (Dec 2014). MIS Quarterly Executive. The
Business Transformation Payoffs of Cloud Services at Mohawk. Retrieved from
Abstract: This article presents how Mohawk transformed their business using Cloud Services. It
provides extensive details about the steps that were taken into consideration while transitioning
to the cloud and also provides a description of business payoffs before and after the cloud were
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16. Ten Steps to Successful Cloud Adoption | @CloudExpo. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Abstract: This article presents the successful steps for cloud adoption. It provides extensive detail
about the steps to be taken into consideration for hybrid cloud hosting and explains how adopting
cloud solution is done, explains about service oriented patterns, practices, methodologies, and
tools that has brought cloud well within reach.
17. The 15 most important hybrid cloud vendors | ZDNet. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Abstract: This article presents with 15 top hybrid cloud vendors based on the research
conducted by Tech Pro Research. Further, the article describes the products and services each
vendor provides. Few of the vendors mentioned in this article are Microsoft, AWS, VMware,
Google etc. This source is helpful to know the products and services offered by the 15 vendors.
18. VMware and AWS Partner to Make Hybrid Cloud Adoption a Whole Lot Easier. (n.d.).
Retrieved from http://www.business2community.com/cloud-computing/vmware-aws-
Abstract: This source speaks about recent collaboration between VMware and AWS which
allows companies to run VMware across internal servers and AWS public cloud infrastructure.
IT departments can simply deploy and manage VMware workloads across all their on-premises
and AWS environments as before.
19. VMware, Inc. - VMware Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Abstract: This source has taken from VMware press releases. The source gives detailed facts
and figures of VMware’s Q3 2016 results.
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20. 6 Hybrid Cloud Providers Compared: Microsoft, VMware, AWS. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Abstract: This article presents comparison between 6 top hybrid cloud vendors. The six vendors
are Microsoft, AWS, VMware, Rackspace, EMC and HP Hybrid Cloud. This author provides
with Pros, Cons and the conclusion for each vendor at the end of the article.