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

Best and Worst Moments for a Technology Blogger

One of the most enthralling experiences of a tech blogger is when a non-obvious prediction comes true. Similarly, most dejected feeling comes when a prediction goes horribly wrong. So, I can empathize with Robert Cringely when he says: That’s what I expect will be my epitaph: “He was either brilliant or stupid.” If you read … 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

Speciation of Operating System

DOS=30, Mac/OS=27, Windows=26, Linux=21 The youngest of the four is Linux which is now 21 years old. All of them are out of their teens and entered adulthood where they are now mature and have stopped growing. They have grown up in a world where every computer whether a server or a client had a … Continue reading

Is Cloud losing its Value Proposition

We all know that hardware prices always comes down – but have you noticed any such trend in cloud computing? So, what happens when hardware prices keep coming down and cloud services pricing remains steady? The cloud value proposition of lowering IT costs slowly disappears … right? There is no doubt that the range of … 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

Cloud Computing Service – Amazon EC2 vs Google GAE

Cloud Computing Service Service provider with large number of networked computer systems Allowing you to use a slice of that processing power and storage Shielding your program and data from others sharing the same service, and Charging you for your actual usage Value Proposition of Cloud Computing Elastic Capacity – Pay for what you actually … Continue reading

Cloud does not require change in programming model – Microsoft

In two of my previous posts I have highlighted why I think cloud computing needs change in thinking. However, in a recent discussion Walid Abu-Hadba (of Microsoft) clearly stated that Microsoft’s cloud strategy assumes that they are going to retain the existing programming model for cloud. That is, programmers can develop their application without bothering … Continue reading

Cloud Strategy

(This post is triggered by John Gannon asking me a question about “the implication of VMware acquisition of Spring Source?”) IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service PaaS: Platform as a Service SaaS: Software as a Service The proposition: The proposition: The proposition: I will give you a virtual machine in the cloud which you can provision … Continue reading