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Platform as a Service(PaaS) is a growing area of interest in cloud computing. The inclusion of infrastructure with industry leading middleware capabilities reduces the barrier to create and deliver innovative applications and business processes to customers. PaaS can be a game changing direction taken by start-ups, independent software vendors, systems integrators and hosting companies who are all involved in putting their solutions to end customers. Start-ups have the potential to build and deliver applications leveraging their domain knowledge with flexibility and agility never possible before. This can help them build solutions without a great deal of investment and a value proposition that customers would be hard pressed to ignore. Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) can migrate their existing on-premise solutions to platforms that can be supported at much lower... (more)

The New HP Way - Moving to the Clouds!

After a long trip planning and delivering CloudCamps in India and then Cloudy Awards at Austin, I finally got some time to comment on a big cloud announcement made by HP last week. I missed the Vertica acquisition made by HP in mid-Feb that was very relevant to the cloud space. The announcement caught my eye because HP seems to be backing off on-premise software acquisitions that were repeatedly predicted. It also clearly states how HP wants to leapfrog the competition by going directly into the enterprise application marketplace space by providing service providers an infrastru... (more)

Solving Cloud Computing Challenges with Fun and Games

Cloud computing solutions require a diverse set of technologies (networking, server management, virtualization, etc.) and skills (integration, multi-tenant application development, etc.) working together in harmony to bring optimum solutions for customers. Necessity of multiple technologies working together challenges large technology companies with profitable on-premise products to integrate efforts in the conceptualization, development, selling and delivery of cloud computing solutions. Multiple billion-dollar brands, successful in their own right, tend to work independently ... (more)

Open Source + Cloud

HP and Microsoft fall under the category of major enterprise technology providers along with Cisco, IBM, Oracle, SAP and VMWare/EMC. With an eye on projected cloud computing revenue growth, they are all looking at ways to expand their cloud computing presence in order to avoid being overtaken by this transformational change. These two companies made announcements recently that caught my attention (but there are more): HP announced the purchase of Vertica followed by embracing OpenStack and CloudFoundry as part of their cloud offerings. Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and others announce... (more)

IBM’s Patterns and Its Impact on IT Services Purchasing

Cloud computing is fundamentally changing the IT ecosystem in many ways, forcing related changes in business models.  Other than customers (who are always “king” and make buying decisions), the IT ecosystem players being affected by cloud includes technology providers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SIs).   One of the battles being fought right now by technology providers is to develop end-to-end cloud platform stacks attractive to ISVs.  IBM announced additions to their recently launched PureSystems family at Impact 2012 with more than 125 ISVs supp... (more)