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 while selling a cloud computing solution portfolio. These
individual solutions often compete with other internal brands. Customers end
up getting perplexed in trying to understand the direction they should take.
During interactions with large technology companies, I am connected with
Just 20 days more for a Cloud Workshop in Boston, but I am already looking
forward to the days after this workshop!
Cloud Computing has been maturing rapidly and the next obvious step is for
customers to leverage this technology. As a result, Dave Nielsen and myself
have put together a series of workshops to help customers bring in their
application for evaluation for cloud applicability. If you are interested in
using cloud technology at your organization or for your customers, the
workshop in Boston on June 2 will help you understand various characteristics
of an application t... (more)
Bernard Golden recently wrote a book titled Amazon Web Services (AWS) for
Dummies, which I had an opportunity to review. One intriguing segment of the
book came from a section offering 10 reasons to use AWS and one that stood
out was AWS enables Innovation. Results from innovation are more immediate
when it leverages the capability of cloud computing to change underlying
processes across a broad segment of industries. AWS not only challenges
legacy vendors in the enterprise but also help them to dominate areas of new
IT revenue from start-ups funded by venture capitalists. For ex... (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)
It took me a while to digest Intel’s acquisition of McAfee. Other than
giving Intel an opportunity to improve the desktop architecture by
integrating security into chips and expanding their software footprint, this
acquisition can also make a huge impact on the cloud computing architecture.
Security is one of the biggest roadblocks that customers have to address when
evaluating the possibility of using cloud computing technology in their
solutions. Current technology to address security concerns increase hardware,
software and services costs reducing benefits gained. Project times... (more)