Tipping Point: Cloud Beginning to Dominate IT Infra Spending
Synergy Research reports that cloud infrastructure spending has been growing
"Cloud infrastructure is a fast-growing market and now accounts for almost
half of all data center infrastructure shipments," says Jeremy Duke, founder
and Chief Analyst, Synergy Research.
"We are seeing strong growth across private, public and hybrid cloud
deployments and across all geographic regions.
A couple items grabbed my attention recently, including the recent Synergy
report on the growing share of IT infrastructure spending going to the
cloud. It surprised me. I had nothing to say, for once. Then the answer hit
me. While cloud costs are declining slightly, the costs for cloud migration
and deployment are dropping aggressively. […]
Who Will Win IaaS War: VMworld Video Interview
It was great catching up with Brian at VMworld, even if it was in the Tea
We go back a ways.
This 6 minute video clip discusses who will win the cloud wars and how
CloudVelox differentiates from a dozen or so early cloud migration and DR
Read the original blog entry here...
Watch view here...
The Cloud Agility Race: Implications for CIOs
Last week as I was writing Amazon Declares War on VMware, VMware was
preparing to announce the acquisition of a pro services team to aid in cloud
migration (see coverage in CRN): VMware Acquires Professional Services Firm
To Boost Cloud Migration, DevOps Expertise.
You can get my thoughts on Amazon's frontal assault on VMware and the VMware
acquisition via the above links as well as at Part Deux, or on the
importance of agility at the VMblog Tea Garden Talk from VMworld (about 5
It was great to see that Amazon exec Andy ... (more)
The Cloud in 2015: Startup Ecosystem Explosion
This is a follow-up blog that is part of a series of 2015 cloud predictions.
The first one, entitled When the Walls Come Down, had the following as the
central thesis: In 2015 the perceived costs of cloud migration for existing
production apps will drop by more than 50%; it will trigger a massive (and
fast) market share battle unleashed by unprecedented automation.
That takes me to prediction number two:
•The development of a new generation of software and service-centric
startups will leverage software and robust API integration to o... (more)