Biggest Day Ever for SMBs Moving to the Cloud?
Three major announcements today that go a long way in realizing the SMB dream of fully moving to the cloud:
1) Dropbox For Business
Dropbox finally delivers the features you need to legitimately use Dropbox in anything larger or more formal than a small team. Segregated work vs personal, remote wipe, auditing, admin tools and more. Huge, huge huge.
2) Amazon Virtual Tape Libraries in the Cloud (aka Gateway-Virtual Tape Library (Gateway-VTL))
Remember when SUN bought StorageTek (tape storage vendor) for $4.1BN in 2005? Now that’s just a damned feature on AWS. No more silly changing tape drives for SMBs that can hardly afford an IT guy.
3) VDI done right by Amazon (aka Amazon Workspaces)
VDI has traditionally required an unbelievable amount of very expensive hardware and consulting to implement really well. Now it is just a few clicks away on AWS. VDI for the masses. Massive.
Today is the biggest day ever in the evolution from on-prem to cloud for SMBs. I love it.