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In recent years, we have seen a reduction in marketing hype and a transition to more tangible requirements for cloud adoption. We are still very early in the adoption lifecycle, but the barriers to main stream enterprise are slowly coming down. A contributors to crashing through the wa...
The cloud market is dominated by a lot of startups, with some goliath-size companies still waiting in the wings. Depending your point of view, they are either lumbering dinosaurs unaware of the next evolutionary shift, or if you are like me, I think they are poised to strike. If you be...
DeA classic use of ROI or its twin TCO is in the Microsoft Economics of the Cloud, Nov 2010 paper. The conclusion is you can improve TCO by up to 80% by using applications in public cloud versus on-premise deployment. scribes ways to look at cloud ROI to plan for real-world implementat...
Having worked for enterprise customers and vendors for the last 20 years, I have to say many companies have a direct relationship with their technology providers. I think Dell & Gateway are probably most responsible for that disruption with support from a bursting .COM bubble. Before ...
The public cloud market is dominated by a 800 pound gorilla. We assume its 800 pounds and not 2000 pounds. It could even be 100 pounds or maybe not a gorilla, but an elephant of a paler color. There is no public information indicating its true size, revenue or performance. Let’s assume...
Is your private cloud elastic, or just a tightly wrapped ball of rubber. One of the essential characteristics defined by NIST for cloud computing is “Rapid Elasticity.” I blogged about Workload Elasticity Profiles in a previous post , but in the war between private and public cloud, p...
There is a common question that almost universally arises when people discuss cloud computing. The question came up in a webinar I did with Rackspace last week. It was featured in regular conversation at Cloud Connect and then again on Twitter from Adrian Cockcroft. Important to note ...