Trend in Cloud Computing Adoption – 2012


What can we expect from cloud computing in 2012? Where will cloud computing be one year from now? Basic premise of (1) economy of scale, (2) pay what you use and (3) better utilization through sharing will remain intact – though some reports challenging the extent of cost saving will emerge. Amazon will extend its … Continue reading

Proposed Google App Engine pricing demonstrates the hidden danger of cloud


In May this year, Google had announced that GAE is almost ready to graduate from Preview status and become an official Google product. Three things have been established. GAE has lost its distinctiveness and becoming a “me too” offering. It is getting out of the CPU based pricing to instance based pricing. The change in … Continue reading

3 Key Decision you need to take while preparing a Cloud Strategy


What do you think of cloud computing? Whether you view the Cloud as the Future of Computing, or feel that Cloud Computing is a massive hype and will shortly blow away – you are likely to be either drafting or implementing some form of a Cloud Strategy. I am sure you have kept yourself updated … Continue reading

Forrester says Future of Cloud is SaaS


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 continue for next 10 years. … Continue reading

Cloud – Market forces working


Some time back I had complained that price of cloud service offering are not coming down fast enough compared to the drop in hardware price reduction. But then we see the following release from Amazon – AWS. “…we’ve often told you that one of our goals is to drive down costs continuously and to pass … Continue reading

How reliable is the Cloud?


Recently InfoWorld published a list of 10 worst cloud outages which happened in last 3 years. The list included all the big name like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Rackspace etc. The focus of the post is to draw lessons from these failures. However, for an objective assessment, we need to ask the questions: How reliable are … Continue reading

Research finding – Complete migration to cloud is NOT appealing for large business


This is what I had suspected for a long time. I had suspected that Cloud losing its Value Proposition and Cloud is for Flexibility and NOT for cost saving. However, I did not have research data to support my claim. Now I have supporting evidence from Byung Chul Tak, Bhuvan Urgaonkar, and Anand Sivasubramainam of the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

Cloud is for Flexibility and NOT for cost saving


Sure – you might save cost by moving to cloud. There are these five instances where you can achieve cost saving: You have a compute intensive application needs to run once in a while. Size of your organization is small to medium where renting works out better for you. You are planning to revamp your CRM or Email solution. … Continue reading

Amazon EC2 – How much has it changed in last 18 months?


Is there a significant change in the pricing? The answer is almost none – there slight decrease in the charge of higher end EC2 instances. You can see the summary status as on January 2010. So, what has actually changed? Free instance – 750 hours of micro instance with 10GB of storage free and 15GB … Continue reading

Cloud Computing – Important Events till 2010


Have you ever wondered where did the term “Cloud Computing” originate? When did the hype around cloud start? Who are the people responsible for the idea of utility computing? The evolution can be split into 3 phases: The Idea Phase – this started in the 1960s and stretched to the pre internet bubble era. The … Continue reading