This is the third in a series of cloud predictions for 2015, starting with
When the Walls Come Down, which predicted that workload migration (into the
cloud) costs would drop by more than 50% in 2015; then continuing with The
Cloud Startup Ecosystem Explosion, which predicted the impact that cloud
market share gains in 2015 would have on the evolution of a more robust and
powerful cloud ecosystem. That ecosystem would ignite a revolution in IT best
practices, akin to the rise of the personal computer and network, inside the
hallowed halls of IT.
If you thought the enterprise web was amazing, get ready for the enterprise
The enterprise cloud takes me to the subject of this 3rd “predictions for
2015″ blog, namely the rise of “white box” cultures that shift the
buying paradigm from hardware to software and services. It’s all about
agility and efficie... (more)
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Cloud computing has replaced virtualization as the new hot topic of 2008. Yet
underneath the headlines a very basic shift is taking place in the network
that promises even more conversations in the very near future. Let’s call
this shift the rise of Infrastructure 2.0 or the result of escalating
pressures on an already tired network infrastructure.
Over the last three decades we’ve watched a meteoric rise in processing
power and intelligence in network endpoints and systems drive an incredible
series of network innovations; and those innovations have led to the cr... (more)
Before we get to carried away with the cloud computing dream lets talk about
the fundamental challenges in the network (manual labor and kludge) that may
have a substantial impact on the shape of cloud computing, at least in the
Newspapers were originally fed on presses manually one sheet at a time.
Telephones were once connected via legions of operators connecting callers
(one at a time) with cables and plugs; and today computer networks are still
managed by legions of manual administrators who configure network appliances
and manage IP addresses as endpoints are a... (more)
I came back Friday AM fresh from the FIRE conference Meeting of the Minds
planning session in Seattle with a head filled with ideas about where the IT
industry is headed and what it will mean for the networking industry.
Thanks to an animated and robust dinner discussion, which included Mark
Anderson, Ty Carlson and Michael Pfeffer, I came to the conclusion that three
forces will be combining in the near future to drive a revolution in the
Before I get to the three forces let me digress a bit and talk about the
simmering preconditions for takeoff. For Infrast... (more)
The term hybrid cloud is replacing cloud computing as one of the most-hyped
terms of 2013 because it articulates a cloud operating model (think cloud
virtualization) that most if not all enterprises will find appealing.
Hybrid cloud promises to allow enterprises to operate seamlessly across
multiple premise and cloud environments as if they are all part of a
cohesive, synergistic operating environment. What server virtualization has
done for hardware, cloud virtualization promises to do for clouds. I think
that explains much of the interest.
Synergy is really the most powerful p... (more)