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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. The Reality Of Public Cloud June 27, 2011

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  2. OK…Private Cloud is Mainstream (Private IaaS is commodity) June 5, 2011

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  3. Security begins with Compliance (Right?) June 2, 2011

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  4. ‘A Chink in Amazon’s Armor’ – We want 5 Nines! April 22, 2011

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  5. Next-Gen Security (via Cloud): Part 5 – Physical Infrastructure April 17, 2011

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  6. Next-Gen Security (via Cloud): Part 4 – Networks, Servers and Endpoints April 16, 2011

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  7. Next-Gen Security (via Cloud): Part 3 – Application and Process April 15, 2011

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  8. Next-Gen Security (via Cloud): Part 2 – Data and Information April 15, 2011

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  9. Next-Gen Security (via Cloud): Part 1 – Identity Management April 14, 2011

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  10. Future of Security (hint: Cloud) April 4, 2011

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  11. How About a Gaming PaaS? March 28, 2011

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  12. Cloud Security Services March 9, 2011

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  13. The battle of the business model – Mobile cloud web apps or native handset apps? February 23, 2011

    Posted in Cloud, Mobile.

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  14. Open (driving more commodity) will become key January 6, 2011

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  15. SIs are the gateway into large enterprise for new cloud vendors January 5, 2011

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  16. System Integrators turn into Managed Service Providers (with Cloud) January 5, 2011

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  17. Cloud: IT 1.0, 2.0 versus 3.0 January 4, 2011

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  18. Power of IT shifts to Application Developers January 3, 2011

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  19. Government and Manufacturing will lead in Public Cloud (SaaS) January 3, 2011

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  20. Financial will drive commercial innovation in Private Cloud January 3, 2011

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  21. Platform as a Service = Application Focus = $True Value (IaaS is dead) January 2, 2011

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  22. Private Cloud Will Drive the Bulk of Revenue in the Datacenter (sorry Amazon) January 2, 2011

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  23. SaaS offerings will dominate the market January 2, 2011

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  24. Cloud Prophecies: The Cloud Era January 1, 2011

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  25. 2010 Acquisitions – Cloud Anyone? December 31, 2010

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