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Today it is exactly two years since the weirdest Valentine's Day I have ever experienced, or indeed hope ever to experience again. February 14, 2011, in short, is etched into my diary and my brain as the day when I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
The PaaS market is filled with noise. "Platform as a Service" is surrounded with blind men around the elephant, each with their own definition PaaS. This is further compounded by the fact that the Application Platforms landscape is changing quickly as well. We keep hearing that "Develo...
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 is starting next week and cloud computing is on the agenda. You can be sure that a technology has moved out of the hype cycle and into everyday use when it shows up at … Continue reading →
After spending time at VMware and Cloud Expo last week, I believe that VMware’s lack of full backing for Cloud Foundry software is holding back the entire PaaS market in the enterprise. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of momentum in PaaS despite how very immature the market is. But ...
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Cloud Expo 2012 is almost here. This promises to be an incredible event, with thousands of attendees and over 100 speakers. As previously mentioned, I’m privileged to be presenting on Making Hybrid Cloud Safe & Reliable. I’m particularly excited that I’ll be introducing attendees to th...
It’s April in Vancouver, which got me thinking about clouds.  Although the IT buzz in 2012 has been dominated by mobile and big data, Cloud computing is still a hot topic, especially since it is an enabler for both. In the public Cloud space, Google just launched Drive.
There are a number of the Cloud Application Platforms out there. And, that makes the life of CIO difficult in choosing the right PaaS for his enterprise. This post takes a logical approach to this challenge by examining the key enterprise needs and motivations.
Cloud Computing is opening up new avenues to analyze large amounts of data by making solutions economically feasible. This results in enabling challenged entities to build solutions with the goal to reach different outcomes like improve transportation and reduce fraud. Multiple solut...
Visual PaaS (meta-data PaaS) is purpose built for developing business applications like Order Management, CRM, Dealer Management Systems, Claims Processing - type applications. In such applications, the success of the project is determined by the strength of the "data model" created by...
This week the Gartner Symposium visited an unexpectedly sunny Barcelona. This year’s theme for the Gartner Symposium is "Re-imagine IT" and how the forces of Cloud, Social, Information (incl. big data) and Mobile are forming a nexus (Websters: a connected group or series) of change, s...
Most cloud benefits are focused on large companies but this is an example of a small startup leveraging Cloud Computing to harvest complete benefits. A lot has been talked about upcoming information technology delivery trends and its effect on the innovative start-up solutions. Mark ...
“What are the use cases you want to pursue with your enterprise cloud project?” The question seems innocuous enough, but I can tell you from first-hand experience that it is anything but. If you asked five people from different teams within the same company to each give you three use c...
I just this morning received the following enthusiastic message from Klout. No matter what Klout may say to the contrary, this was for me a summer of seaweed rather than sagacity...and I apologize to those who were expecting me to show greater resilience to my chemotherapy. No one has ...
Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan recently interviewed our CEO, Nicos Vekiarides, at CloudExpo to discuss TwinStrata cloud storage solutions and the company’s progress since last year’s Cloud Expo show, where TwinStrata first launched in 2010. Watch the entire interview below....
Well … they have not actually said it but the data provided in their report on “Sizing the Cloud – Understanding and Quantifying the Future of Cloud Computing” implies so. The projection claims that going forward more than 80% of US cloud revenue will be from SaaS. This trend will cont...
Strange just how much can happen in one-third of a year.Four months ago to the day, I was wheeled into an operating theater in Denmark's top hospital. In the intense few hours that followed, a gifted surgeon and a deeply professional team obtained a dream result.
Rich Tehrani from TMCnet recently interviewed our CEO, Nicos Vekiarides, at Cloud Expo to discuss TwinStrata solutions and industry trends in cloud storage. Watch the entire interview.
This 8th Expo was the third Cloud Expo I was invited to speak at and it definitely was the biggest so far. If CloudExpo West in November signaled the entry of the large mainstream vendors like Oracle, Dell and Microsoft - not to mention several CA divisions - as major sponsors, then th...
In IT we like to use fancy words like architecture, governance and strategy, but is our approach to IT innovations indeed as structured and planned as these terms imply or is IT in many cases just like real life: IT is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans? And if ye...
The Kuppinger Cole European Identity Conference 2011 (EIC), which was held in Munich earlier this month, truly represented a ‘Who's Who' of cloud initiatives and standards. Representatives from many influential, established and aspiring standards and industry bodies were on hand to sh...
Cloud Workshops, Cloud Computing Bootcamps, Cloud Expo, CloudCamps and an Amazon Summit are all planned on the East coast this June
I'm a sucker for a clever headline. A while back I ran across an article about the '7 Deadly Sins of Cloud Computing' in Computerworld. Antony Savvas was writing about a report from the Information Security Forum (ISF) that announced it had identified those items of great IT wickedness...
Okay, things have been happening so fast and furiously just recently that many people have asked me to just take a deep breath and help them play catch-up. Here goes...
Major props to the Cloud Expo New York support team in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey - three of the dedicated team of masterminds behind 2011 Show Registration, East & West coast, the Conference website and the logistics of all the Exhibitors & Sponsors
While not as debilitating as some other forms of chemotherapy, the drug Gemcitabine (a.k.a. GEMZAR) is most likely to become my new poison of choice. I won't know until the oncologist tells me how long the treatment will last, but I gather it may come in 21-day cycles. Given the proxim...
Cloud computing is gaining rapid acceptance, but not everywhere. Governments across Europe – in what many call “the old countries” - are still remarkably conservative or even reluctant to embrace cloud computing. This week President Obama organized a dinner with the CEO’s of 12 high-...
Just finished reviewing the latest draft update to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publication 800-145 “The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing”. This publication is rapidly becoming the accepted definition within the US Federal government of Cloud Computing an...
While the TV and consumer industry is getting ready for its next wave of innovation called 3D, the IT industry has been going through a similar three dimensional transformation. Let’s have a closer look at this 3D journey of IT and how a good cloud strategy should support all three dim...
Elastic Beanstalk leverages AWS services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto-Scaling to deliver the same highly reliable, scalable, and cost-effective infrastructure that hundreds of thousands of businesses depend on today...
In every cloud survey, security consistently comes out as an inhibitor to cloud adoption. Even though this has been the case for several years, many feel that it is a temporary barrier which will be resolved once cloud offerings get more secure, mature, certified, and thus accepted. Bu...
The limiting factor in the adoption of file virtualization has been, in my opinion, twofold. First is the FUD created by the confusion with block-level virtualization and proprietary vendors wanting to sell you more of their gear – both of which are rapidly disappearing – and second is...
I love this time of year because it is one of those rare occasions during the corporate and product development process where creative ideas and concepts designed to stimulate future success enter the entrepreneurial blood stream. It is that rare moment where you have the benefit of a...
In the past weeks we launched directly from the season of cloud events into what SYS-CON calls the Annual Predictions Bonanza. Gartner released its predictions on December 1 leading with "critical infrastructure will be disrupted by online sabotage." At CIO magazine Bernard Golden gav...
With a private cloud strategy and dynamic data center you can quickly respond to rapid business fluctuations. But how do you get there?This post was originaly published as thanksgiving weekend special at 
At the end of the year, there are a number of predictions from various analyst firms peering into the next year. Since the content and goal of each of these predictions vary by analyst, the items listed need a little more inspection to find overlap, As would be expected, halfome of the...
Slowly but steadily the debate in the blogosphere about private clouds is increasing. Now it is always good to see some debate, but is this a debate worth having? Will the cloud long term not be about other things than who owns a machine? Under provocative titles like “Private cloud d...
I have a love/hate relationship with trade shows. On the one hand, I love them. I love meeting customers and prospects, and I love the shameless boosterism that it entails. On the other hand, as someone who has to manage to a budget and deliver ROI, I hate them. The ROI never works out...
Here at VM we’re planning our spring 2011 conference tour and we’re happy to say there’s a lot going on in the world of presentations and meetings about cloud-computing. Deadlines are fast-approaching though, so check out the list we’ve put together below and see if there’s something h...
Last week Jim Murphy of Gartner and I opened up the Cloud ConfEx, an executive conference that ran as a part of the GITEX tradeshow in Dubai. Personally, I had not been in the region for the good part of 10 years, so I was very interested to see how it had developed since. Last time I ...