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Category Archives: Cloud

Having founded my own cloud company back in 2005, I became familiar with all the trials and tribulations of the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS businesses long before the terms were coined. We delivered a video distribution and sharing service for consumers, a video PaaS for businesses, and built our own scalable and elastic video IaaS platform in multiple datacenters (since Amazon Web Service didn’t yet exist).

The phrase “cloud computing” originated from the cloud symbol that is usually used by flow charts and diagrams to symbolize the Internet. The principle behind the “cloud” is that any computer connected to the Internet is connected to the same pool of computing power, applications, and data. Users can store and access personal files such as music, pictures, videos, and bookmarks or play games or use productivity applications on a remote platform. Almost all users of the Internet may be using a form of cloud computing though few realize it.

I believe Cloud Computing is disrupting enterprise and consumer software markets as we know it. Currently we’re seeing more and more deployments of Software As A Service (SaaS) for business users and consumers; Platform As A Service (PaaS) for application developers; and Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) for IT organizations.

  1. Infochimps, a CSC Company = Big Data Made Better August 6, 2013

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  2. Why the Pivotal Initiative’s Fate will Mirror VMware’s April 24, 2013

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  3. Customized, Intelligent, Vertical Applications – the future of Big Data? February 21, 2013

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  4. Infochimps Leading New Category of Intelligent Applications January 5, 2013

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  5. Big Data Predictions for 2013 January 2, 2013

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  6. Era of Analytic Applications – Part 2 December 28, 2012

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  7. Era of Analytic Applications – Part 1 December 28, 2012

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  8. Big Data’s Fourth Dimension – Time to Action December 16, 2012

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  9. Enterprise Big Data Cloud December 14, 2012

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  10. New Cloud Ecosystem December 6, 2012

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  11. Infochimps Uses Capital To Launch New Cloud Targeted at Intelligent Applications September 1, 2012

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  12. The Data Era – Moving from 1.0 to 2.0 August 28, 2012

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  13. Mid-Market = Semi-Big Data? February 9, 2012

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  14. Big Data PaaS? November 27, 2011

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  15. The Big Data Warehouse – The New Enterprise November 26, 2011

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  16. Big Data Use-Case: Real-time Dispenser Maintenance November 25, 2011

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  17. Consumer Experience is Key November 14, 2011

    Posted in Cloud, Data.

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  18. Top 25 Voices in Security September 9, 2011

    Posted in Cloud, Security.

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  19. What is Consumer Cloud? August 9, 2011

    Posted in Cloud.

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  20. Another view of the IaaS/PaaS Cloud Landscape August 8, 2011

    Posted in Cloud.

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  21. Pass on PaaS Until It’s Ready August 8, 2011

    Posted in Cloud.

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  22. Citrix vs. VMware in Cloud August 7, 2011

    Posted in Cloud.

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  23. Cloud Orchestration & Management July 13, 2011

    Posted in Cloud.

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  24. Dirty Little Secret About VMware’s Market Penetration July 12, 2011

    Posted in Cloud.

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  25. What’s the Biggest Security Threat? July 8, 2011

    Posted in Cloud, Security.

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