A series of articles written about the new cloud war between Amazon and
VMware has attracted plenty of interest, despite being spread across a few
media sites andArchimedius.
So I thought I would put them together in a single location for easy
reference with other blogs that put the conflict within a broader
Amazon Declares War on VMware (Seeking Alpha - 11/14/14)
Amazon Declares War on VMware - Part Deux (Seeking Alpha - 11/19/14)
Amazon on a Collision Course with VMware (InformationWeek - 12/18/14)
Three Years of Cloud Predictions (Archimedius - 11/4/14)
Who Will Win the Cloud War? (VMblog Tea Garden interview - 9/8/14)
My 2012 Cloud Predictions - for 2013 (Archimedius - 12/20/12)
Silicon Valley startup leverages hybrid cloud (CloudVelox blog - 71 second
video - 12/7/14)
Happy holidays and thanks for reading Archimedius!
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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)
I returned from re:Invent last night after three days of what was probably
one of the most memorable and impactful trade shows I’ve ever attended.
More than 1500 attendee applicants were refused. The show was packed. This
time with more enterprise IT leaders than one might imagine, with most fully
committed to getting on Amazon AWS.
The attendee drumbeat at our booth was relentless: “We want to move to
My comment to press and analysts at each briefing: It is clear that re:Invent
2014 is more than a typical trade show; it will be remembered as the point at
which Ama... (more)
CloudVelox Announces Record Momentum as Demand for Pilot Light Disaster
Recovery (DR) Accelerates; Breaks Into Fortune 600 Santa Clara, CA –
January 21, 2015 - CloudVelox, a leader in hybrid cloud DR and migration,
today announced that Pilot Light DR has been validated as a powerful new
Amazon Web Services (AWS) use case as […]
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)