It has certainly been an exciting week in the Cloudsphere with Dell and HP
battling it out over 3PAR. It’s clear who is on Dell and HP’s radar,
and I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of 2010 Cloud acquisitions as
the segment continues to consolidate.
Its been almost 2 quarters since the last report, though the BTC Logic team
has done an excellent job in their Top Ten Cloud Companies in 2Q10 Report to
pick up the slack. CRN released The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors
list joining the The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing, 85 Cloud Computing
Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud, 50 of The Biggest and Best Cloud
Computing Companies, The VAR Guy’s SaaS 20 Index, and even Congress has
gotten into the Cloud game – Congress Holds Hearing on Cloud Computing.
The list below is a subjective impression of Cloud Service Providers (SaaS,
PaaS, IaaS) on my cloud computi... (more)
Did you happen to catch David Garner’s piece on InformationWeek regarding
culture as it pertains to cloud computing?
If you haven’t (and cloud computing is of interest to you), you should take
a read because it provides a very important key insight. Here is the key
phrase that caught my attention (in bold):
Business decision makers don’t understand the potential value of private
clouds, said 76% of surveyed IT executives.
The most-cited benefit (41%) of private cloud computing is its perceived
ability to improve efficiency. Other benefits mentioned were: “resource
Innovation Journal on Ulitzer
The time has come to declare the beginning of the end for the traditional
approach to Information Technology. The party is over.
The End of IT 1.0 As We Know It – has begun. To borrow a phrase from my
previous IBM colleagues who wrote, “The End of TV As We Know It” with
which I became familiar while working on IP Television (IPTV).
You may wonder whether it’s too early to make the call given the lack of
interoperability standards, security concerns, and common definition of cloud
computing. Well, the IPTV space shares many of the same similarities ... (more)
What is cloud computing? What is the difference between a cloud and the
internet? Some Twenty-One Experts Define Cloud Computing differently, and
there are even more definitions out there. Among many that I've heard are
some of the following:
Cloud = Internet Cloud = Innovation Cloud = On Demand Cloud = Autonomic
computing Cloud = Distributed computing Cloud = Grid computing Cloud =
Hosting Cloud = Multi-tenancy Cloud = SOA Cloud = Utility computing Cloud =
Virtualization Cloud = SLA-driven Cloud = SaaS Cloud = PaaS / OPaaS Cloud =
IaaS / HaaS Cloud = Just a marketing buzzword ... (more)
Vanilla, Chocolate or a Swirl? Rocky Road may be next as it looks like a
bumpy ride ahead.
The popular kids on the cloud computing block are the public types, which
makes sense to me, particularly at this early junction of the industry.
Though a common opinion by industry insiders is that we will see many
different approaches as existing technology companies seek to position
themselves in this segment.
Some of those potential alternative arrangements (at least in theory) are
Cloud Computing Models
- Public: Off Premise. Pay for service designed, built, and ... (more)