State of Cloud Adoption


RightScale has recently published a report on State of the Cloud Report. It is the result of a survey of about a thousand people. The report has seven conclusions in the executive summary: Cloud adoption reaches ubiquity Hybrid cloud is the approach of choice Enterprise cloud governance lags adoption The challenge of cloud security is abating Next-generation IT shapes … Continue reading

Google intends to remove the most significant obstacle to cloud adoption


If you look at the cloud pricing trend it is obvious that it has not been following Moore’s Law. In my opinion, that is the single most significant obstacle to cloud adoption. It erodes the value proposition over a period of time. On 25th March, 2014 – Google has declared its intention to follow the … Continue reading

Google is winning the Ecosystem war


Which ecosystem am I talking about? IBM had ruled and still rules the mainframe ecosystem . But the game changed! Microsoft lorded over the desktop ecosystem. It still does but we all know that the game is changing again. [Here is one more game changing move by Google – Google intends to remove the most significant … Continue reading

Will cloud computing ever have transformational impact?


Gartner has been predicting for last five years that cloud computing will have a transformational impact in next 2 to 5 year! So, it is a good time to step back and ask ourselves… …will cloud computing ever have transformational impact? I think the answer cannot be given in simple black-and-white term like “Yes” or “No”. Like the … Continue reading

Amazon AWS – 21st Price Reduction


The price reduction is limited to US East (N. Virginia) and US West (Oregon). Here is a comparison of prevailing prices at Jan-2010, Mar-2012 and Nov-2012. Jan-10 Mar-12 Nov-12 On-Demand Instances Small – Linux – N. Virginia $0.085 $0.080 $0.065 Quadruple Extra Large – Windows – N. California $3.160 $2.504 $2.504 Data Transfer – In Free … Continue reading

Should Cloud and Mobility Alter Your Approach to EA?


Farmville Farmers Outnumber Real Farmers — WHY? Angry Birds passes one billion download –- WHY? On 21st November, 2011, Kolaveri became the ‘most searched video’ on YouTube — WHY? After two and a half year of near hibernation our Yammer usage suddenly took off without any internal promotion — WHY? The answer is “we don’t know!” We … Continue reading

Cloud Computing – Shifting focus to PaaS, Analytics and Mobility


If you look at the hour hand of a clock you will not notice the movement, but you cannot conclude from your observation that hour hand does not move. Similarly if you daily look at what is happening in cloud computing you will hardly see any movement. However, if you step back and compare the … Continue reading

Google releases GO, DART – Does Cloud Computing have anything to do with it?


Do we need programming languages? You may think that the answer is no. But, if you go by the recent trend you may need to change your mind. Why is Google working 2 (GO, DART) new programming languages? Why has IBM (X10), Cray (Chapel) and Red Hat (Ceylon) working on creating a new programming language … Continue reading

Gartner Outlines 5 Cloud Computing Trends – What They Really Mean


Recently Gartner has come up with a press release which talks about Five Cloud Computing Trends That Will Affect Cloud Strategy Through 2015. The release talks about 5 points – (1) Formal Decision Frameworks Facilitate Cloud Investment Optimization, (2) Hybrid Cloud Computing Is an Imperative, (3) Cloud Brokerage Will Facilitate Cloud Consumption, (4) Cloud-Centric Design … Continue reading

Amazon AWS 19th Price Reduction – a Closer Look


If you have been following me regularly then you would know that I maintain that charges for cloud services are not coming down in proportion to the routine reduction of hardware cost. So, let us examine in Amazon has reversed the trend with its latest announcement of price reduction. On 6th March, 2012 Amazon announced: … Continue reading