Structure 2014 recap: enterprises take to the cloud, though challenges abound

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Enterprise-technology decision makers are finally adopting the cloud, but now that it’s serious business, they are looking for cloud vendors who have the infrastructure to serve the many regions of the world as well as the resources to stay alive for several years to come.

This year’s Structure event, held in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center from June 18-19, gathered together some of the industry’s top movers and shakers when it comes to building the infrastructure to tackle cloud computing. This was Gigaom’s seventh Structure conference.

This emerging cloud-computing world is a competitive space, as Battery Ventures’s Adrian Cockcroft pointed out, with Amazon looking over its shoulder to see Microsoft Azure not too far behind. While Google can’t be counted out, Cockcroft believes the company is not quite there yet and needs to bulk up on data centers.

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