Do you think smaller players can outmaneuver the big three and make a go off offering public cloud services. Are there any public cloud vendors that are Open Stack compliant. I just scanned the Open Stack sponsor page and did not see Google, Microsoft or Amazon.
Infrastructure teams tend to think shorter term and as a consequence are often ill-suited to lead cloud migrations. How do I know? I've had contact with three customers recently where the marching orders were to move quickly and invest as little as possible in the migration. The goal was to reduce costs move by shuttering data centers and manage multiple suppliers.
Compute power traded as a commodity is an interesting idea. How would that work exactly? What would be the traded medium? That might to too Wild West for folks with sensitive data. A lot of things around the cloud that protect data, assign liability and guarantee uptime are extremely vaulable. I don't see them as tradable items, necessarily. Maybe this would work after years of the cloud showing itself to be reliable and safe. Intriguing, tho...
Cloud computing is growing up, according to my 2014 outlook forecasts. It has reached the point where the cloud is commonplace, but that doesn't mean companies have maxed out of their cloud potential. Quite the opposite.
It's that time again when I make my forecasts for the new year. Sometimes, my predictions work out, sometimes not. Here's 10 topics that will be front and center for CIOs in 2014. What do you think I overlooked? Anyway, here goes.
While legal and technical aspects of the cloud journey are important, the first consideration is what will run on that cloud.
Recently, I was presenting to the IT strategy team of a large enterprise. I talked about the journey to cloud, what are the things you should review and what decisions should you take. Very quickly, the discussion boiled down to technology and legal aspects.
A good year ago I was in Quebec, and let me disclose something here … speaking French, I’m really welcome out there. We had a wonderful time. One of the customers we met was a local bank. Their IT team wanted to experiment with cloud and we convinced them that cloud enabling their development environment made a lot of sense.