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)
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
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)
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)
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)