Recently a number of companies have been talking about cloud certifications.
The topics cover security, resilience and HIPAA among other certifications.
The federal leadership in cloud computing talks about centralized
Cloud computing certifications should belong in broad categories, for
Standards: Do products or solutions adhere to industry or technology
standards e.g security, etc Communications: Platform portability and
inter-cloud communications should fall here. Encapsulation of multiple
standards become important here. Individual certifications: Does an
individual have the necessary qualifications to build a cloud solution?
Given the hype in the cloud computing space, customers would expect clear
certification standards for the products they pick. Customers have been
burned by picking an ERP or middleware package based on detailed r... (more)
Integration challenges in cloud computing have always been intriguing to me
and I had posted a previous blog on the importance of SaaS vendors supporting
standards enabling easier connectivity.
Patchwork solutions integrating applications written over the years have
created an inventory of application portfolios so complicated to maintain
that their budget drains a large percentage of corporate information
technology expenditure even today.
>Cloud computing makes the need of world-class integration services important
to the overall success of solutions. Vendors are not ignoring ... (more)
Starting next month, I will take up the role of Research Manager in the
Platform as a Service Practice with International Data Corporation (IDC).
After spending 5 years evangelizing cloud computing as an independent
consultant and analyst, I will now leverage my skills at IDC by focusing on
one of the emerging and fast growing facets of cloud computing.
The past five years have been one heck of a ride interspersed with dozens of
conferences, speaking engagements and short consulting activities. Along the
way I interacted with the best of cloud experts, analysts, customers and
Cloud Expo on Ulitzer
How is Apple’s success influencing the future of computing? Force.com and
Google Apps now have marketplaces similar to the Apple App store whose target
is businesses not consumers.
You will get very few of these free or something that costs just a couple of
bucks. These apps usually these have monthly maintenance fees associated with
these and a lot of them have a “freemium” model, free for limited
functions with a cost for value-added functionality. This is probably going
to change the way business applications are delivered.
Going from an in-premise model ... (more)
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Got back Friday after a week in the East coast attending the Cloud Expo and
meeting with customers/partners.
I roamed around the exhibits and found one vendor area that was always packed
- Microsoft. Folks were attracted to the huge honking collection of
hardware placed right in middle of their exhibit space. Now Microsoft is not
a hardware vendor - but they seem to have partnered with others to bring this
and show their might. It also needed a special drop of electricity into the
hall - 400V or so using a ... (more)