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 this customer
need. Several studies indicate integration as a top barrier to cloud
computing. Informatica has built a cloud integration solution. IBM purchased
CastIron in May, 2010.
Start-ups like SnapLogic and RunMyProcess seem to be changing fundamental
techniques of delivering integrati... (more)
A lot of folks talk about public clouds not being economically justifiable
when volumes are high enough to support building your own infrastructure.
This is due to the perception that consistent use can make public cloud use
Just as I was about to write a blog and predict that Netflix would move from
Amazon to building their own data centers for cost optimization, I saw a
presentation from Adrian Cockcroft, Cloud Architect at Netflix, on slideshare
that threw me off. In summary, Adrian says that Netflix is moving from its
own datacenter to Amazon and it is the most opt... (more)
I am the track chair of the Cloud Expo Bootcamp this year at Jacob Javits
Center in NYC from June 11-14.
You can check the complete agenda here.
As an invitee of the track chair, you can register for free (with the
bootcamp option) at www.cloudcomputingexpo.com with "robustcloud" as the
If you want to just attend DeployCon on June 13th, you can register at
www.deploycon.com with the same promotion code.
Other free evening events at the same location are CloudCamp @ Cloud Expo on
June 12th and BigDataCamp @ Cloud Expo on June 13th
If I can help you as an analyst, p... (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)
In the past, innovation in the IT industry consisted of a few large vendors
developing hardware and software products in virtual isolation. This behavior
stemmed from the desire to hide trade secrets from competition and maintain a
lead in the market. Few solutions dominated the IT landscape and gave
customers limited options while allowing products to thrive on high profit
margins. Ever since the success of Linux, the market has been moving to a new
paradigm in which hardware and software platforms harness co-development
supported by a larger ecosystem of developers and partners... (more)