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Kevin O'Connor - Senior Director, Cloud Solutions Group

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin is the Senior Director, Cloud Solutions Group at Connection with over 20 years of experience in the areas of software, cloud computing, and data center technology. He has been a contributor to Apache open source projects, the Java Specification Working Group, and AIIM. In his free time, he enjoys baseball, hockey, surfing, and spending time with his family.

Articles by Kevin O'Connor


PaaS Considerations for Building New Digital User Experiences

Accelerate Delivery by Turning to Platform as a Service Solutions

by Kevin O'Connor | 03.17.17

Enterprise users continuously demand enhanced digital experiences to increase productivity, and IT is faced with the ongoing challenge of building the infrastructure and services necessary to power those experiences. PaaS (Platform as a Service) is changing the way IT organizations deliver underlying application and micro services to drive these innovative digital experiences. But there is a great deal to consider when evaluating a shift to a PaaS cloud solution.

Tags:ITNetworkingPaaSSaaSSLAStorageVirtualization

What Amazon's Outage Reminded Us

Does Your Organization Have a Sound Cloud Strategy?

by Kevin O'Connor | 03.13.17

Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a four-hour outage in its U.S. East-1 region. The outage is reported to have affected global business and commerce, with consultancy firm Cyence predicting the S&P 500 companies incurred $150M is losses from the outage. Fifty-four of the Internet’s top 100 retailers reported performance impacts to their user experience, and certainly countless other small businesses who don’t register on these ranks were adversely affected if they relied solely on this environment to deliver workloads.

Tags:Amazon Web ServicesCloud ComputingConnection

To shift IT budget dollars away from running a data center and toward higher value IT investments, more and more organizations are ramping up their move to consuming cloud-hosted Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Tags:CloudData CenterForrester ResearchGartnerIDCInfrastructure as a Service IaaSInternet of ThingsIT

The True Experience of Moving to the Cloud

Learn More from Our Latest Survey Results

by Kevin O'Connor | 11.04.16

Has your organization considered making the move to cloud? Maybe you’ve even started along the journey and are curious about how well other organizations are handling the transition. According to a recent survey we conducted with IDG, over 75% of IT decision makers say that their cloud-based IT initiatives have met or exceeded their initial expectations.

Tags:CloudIDGSurveyTechnology

Not Gone and Definitely Not Forgotten

Has the Death of Private Cloud Been Exaggerated?

by Kevin O'Connor | 10.21.16

It seems nobody is faster to predict imminent death than the IT industry. Tape, mainframes, disks, PCs, smartphones, and the Internet have all survived their obituaries—and now we can add private cloud to the list of technologies buried before their time.

“Private cloud is a concept propped up by legacy vendors desperate to provide enterprise IT groups a reason to keep buying their servers, storage, and network products—and that’s where the problem lies. It’s a solution in search of a problem. And not a very effective solution at that.”

Tags:Cloud Service ProvidersConnectionHardwareHybrid CloudITPrivate CloudSecuritySmartphonesSoftware

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