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Tipping Point: Cloud Beginning to Dominate IT Infra Spending Synergy Research reports that cloud infrastructure spending has been growing rapidly: "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. Pretty amazing... ... (more)

Cloud Costs Dropping, Data Centers Closing

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.  […] ... (more)

Who Will Win IaaS War?

Who Will Win IaaS War: VMworld Video Interview It was great catching up with Brian at VMworld, even if it was in the Tea Garden. 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 tools. Read the original blog entry here... Watch view here... ... (more)

The Cloud Agility Race | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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 minutes in). It was great to see that Amazon exec Andy ... (more)

Internet of Things to Mature in 2015 | @ThingsExpo [#Cloud #IoT]

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)