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Geva Perry
Software executive, cloud computing blogger and advisor to companies in enterprise software and cloud computing.
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Hybrid private-public cloud models are the reality in most enterprises in the forseeable future. Developers and business units coninuously go "rogue" and use public cloud services, while IT struggles with maintaining compliance and control and managing legacy apps in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Thinking Out Cloud
Thanks, Travis. Corrected.
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Zenoss just published the results of an open source cloud survey they did. They polled more than 100,000 of their community members to determine the prevailing sentiments concerning open source cloud deployments, the perceived advantages and disadvantages of this technology... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Thinking Out Cloud
This coming Thursday, May 10, I'll be giving one of the keynote speeches at the Citrix Synergy 2012 conference in San Francisco. My talk is in the morning and comes right after a distinguished speaker: Sameer Dholakia, GM of the... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at Thinking Out Cloud
It's impossible to call a winner at this point, but I would follow closely major vendor announcements in the coming weeks and months.
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Thanks, Amnon.
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Citrix is making a big announcement today. It has two parts. First, it's moving its CloudStack framework, which was owned by Citrix and distributed at through a GPL license, to the Apache Foundation. Second, it is aligning CloudStack with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Thinking Out Cloud
Agreed, Peter. In my CloudConnect talk I mentioned that this phenomenon has occurred even before open source software with the adoption of PCs and Unix as two examples.
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A quick follow up on my previous post on cloud computing adoption patterns. I have been guest blogging on Compuware's CloudSeluth blog and have written a post on this topic titled Cloud and Bottom-Up Adoption. In it I reiterate some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Thinking Out Cloud
Yes, Jelastic seems like a good fit. Updating the post.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2012 on Java PaaS at Thinking Out Cloud
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Actually, after looking at your site again, I remembered that the reason I didn't include you is because yours is a private PaaS solution. There are others in that category that I did not include such as GigaSpaces Cloudify ( and Cumulogic ( I'll add all of these solutions and yours in a separate category.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2012 on Java PaaS at Thinking Out Cloud
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Last week I gave a keynote presentation at the CloudConnect conference in Santa Clara. The title of the presentation was: "Surprise! Your Enterprise is Already Using the Public Cloud." Regular readers of this blog (or those who work with me)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Thinking Out Cloud
In July I wrote about the public beta launch of Totango and how it promised to help increase SaaS sales by better understanding customers, and especially their interaction with online channels, including the SaaS service itself. Now, Totango has announced... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at Thinking Out Cloud
Today, BlazeMeter is publicly launching its cloud load testing service and announcing its $1.2 million funding round led by YL Ventures. I joined the BlazeMeter board of directors back in July and we've been preparing for this launch since, so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at Thinking Out Cloud
Diane -- I did look you guys up but it looked like you were a .Net solution.
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2011 on Java PaaS at Thinking Out Cloud
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Hope everyone in the U.S. had a great Thanksgiving. This is a quick follow up on my previous post, 10 Predictions About Cloud Computing, which received quite a bit of attention in the cloudosphere. Specifically, my second point there, which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Thinking Out Cloud
Thanks, Brian. I think that the objections you are raising to the dominance of PaaS and Public are temporary issues. These predictions are for the long term (think 5+ years out). Today, we have a confluence of reasons that are keeping them from coming true, namely: Public IaaS and PaaS offerings are still immatureThe market is in flux, with new offerings and new features coming out almost literally every dayCustomers are still learning what works and what doesn't All that will eventually be resolved.
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Makes sense but that's why I wrote "IaaS doesn't make sense, except for a limited set of scenarios". You're talking about that limited set, in my opinion. I completely agree with your analogy between PaaS and software frameworks -- and I think it proves my point. Just as the vast majority of apps being built today use a framework, unless they have very unique needs (and even then there might be specialized frameworks), the same will be with PaaS.
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Thanks, James. Perhaps complex is more of an issue than opaque. In one sense, it will become more complicated to decide from whom, when and how to purchase compute resources. And because of this complexity, it will become less apparent what the "right" price is. That said, I believe that in parallel we will get new technologies and people that will help in making that decision, and thus create a more efficient market.
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Next week in Tel Aviv I'm going to participate in a panel about "the future of clouds", moderated by the legendary Yossi Vardi. In preperation, I wrote down a few of the concepts I've been thinking about for the past... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Thinking Out Cloud
Thanks, Ross, and great to hear from you. It's been a while. I am not very familiar with Gartner-speak on this issue, but indeed, under their terminology, I focused on Java aPaas here. I have written about Integration-as-a-Service almost two years ago: I guess it's time to give an update on the space.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2011 on Java PaaS at Thinking Out Cloud
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Thank you, Anders. Link corrected.
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2011 on Java PaaS at Thinking Out Cloud
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[UPDATE (Feb 26, 2012): I added Jelastic and created another category I'm calling Private Java PaaS in which I put GigaSpaces Cloudify, Cumulogic and ActiveState Stackato.] [UPDATE (Apr 12, 2012): Added DotCloud and rearranged the list a bit] A couple... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at Thinking Out Cloud
Kent -- Thanks for the comment. What do you mean by "filtered"?
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One of the overlooked drivers of cloud adoption is the tightly integrated, I call it pre-integrated, ecosystem you get when you choose the right provider. Because cloud environments are generally homogenous and consistent within their own boundaries -- and this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Thinking Out Cloud