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

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

Architectural Consideration for Building Cloud Application


Though it is generally believed that biggest challenge of architecting a cloud application is security and reliability, there is another major dimension which is generally overlooked which is cost optimization. In response to the pool “What is the main risk with cloud computing?” by Tech Republic – 59% identified data security to be the main … Continue reading

Cloud On-demand Hosting vs. Dedicated Server Hosting


How does the cost of dedicated hosted server solution compare with on demand hosting? For the purpose of the comparison I have selected Rackspace for dedicated server hosting and Amazon for on-demand cloud hosting. (In an earlier post I had compared the cost of different cloud providers). This is only a direct cost comparison. I … Continue reading

Cloud Economics – A Platform Comparison


Any new technology adoption happens because of one of the three reasons: Capability: It allows us to do something which was not feasible earlier Convenience: It simplifies Cost: It significantly reduces cost of doing something What is our expectation from cloud computing? As I had stated earlier, it is all about cost saving … (1) … Continue reading