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

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

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