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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 cloud movement. 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)

Cloud Migration Getting Automated

Consistent with multiple predictions about cloud migration getting easier I present a case study for a financial services company in Florida.  The case study was done last year, but it demonstrates the power of automation over manual processes and early tools: case study. “In 2013 we evaluated a variety of cloud migration tools,” commented Flamingo […] ... (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)

Recession of 2008 Makes Cloud Computing the Biggest New IT Topic

Greg Ness's Blog 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)