The Cloud Lock-In (Part 2): The Great Lock-In of PaaS

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 2): The Great Lock-In of PaaS As we climb up the cloud layers scale, the complexity increases hence the vendor lock-in. PaaS as well as SaaS layers present stronger vendor lock-in than the IaaS layer. Did you read the 1st part on IaaS Lock-In ? The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is

Enjoy Full Article

Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?

Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government? The Federal government’s relationship with cloud computing have always been a topic of interest on this website. Over the last months, I have covered this area in considerable detail. However, but for the slight hint of skepticism, the articles have been largely positive about

Enjoy Full Article

Mobile Consumer Cloud Revenues to Reach $6.5bn by 2016 Driven by Music and Video Services, Says New Juniper Research Study

Mobile Consumer Cloud Revenues to Reach $6.5bn by 2016 Driven by Music and Video Services, Says New Juniper Research Study (Hampshire, UK –  September, 9th, 2011)  High-profile launches from players such as Amazon, Google and Apple are expected to galvanize the growing market for consumer cloud mobility services, generating revenues  reaching almost $6.5 billion per

Enjoy Full Article

Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 2

Cloud Computing and your Car – Part 2 In the first part of this two-part article, I wrote about Toyota’s efforts to bring cloud computing technology to the car, and Salesforce.com CEO Mark Benioff’s ideas on social networking between car owners, company sales force, dealers and customer service (See: Cloud Computing and your Car –

Enjoy Full Article

TMNG Global Introduces New Cloud Value Model

TMNG Global Introduces New Cloud Value Model Hidden cloud migration costs are still a concern for smart corporate executives TMNG Global introduced a new proprietary financial model called the Cloud Value Model(SM) that allows corporations and executives to measure actual costs and benefits originating from migration to the Cloud. The product is able to provide

Enjoy Full Article

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great !

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is Great ! It always good to start with Wikipedia’s definition as it helps to initiate a structured discussion, here is Wiki’s definition for Lock-In: “In economics, vendor lock-in, also known as proprietary lock-in or customer lock-in, makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable

Enjoy Full Article

IBM Builds a Cloud Computing Platform in China

IBM Builds a Cloud Computing Platform in China IBM has been contracted to build a cloud computing platform that will improve the life of citizens in China via an online portal for a range of social services. A citizen livelihood service information network will cover a population of 300 million. The company has been selected

Enjoy Full Article

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: Software Overview

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: Software Overview Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, the world’s first and only integrated middleware machine, dramatically surpasses alternatives and provides enterprises the best possible foundation for running applications. The need for enterprise IT organizations to provide next-generation cloud features such as elastic capacity while meeting ever more demanding performance and reliability requirements

Enjoy Full Article

Microsoft and Apple Highlight Cloud's Flexibility

Microsoft and Apple Highlight Cloud’s Flexibility NEW YORK, NY–(Sep 5, 2011) – Companies are increasingly looking to cloud computing environments in order to accelerate value in business financials and reduce costs. Cloud computing is highly appealing to today’s organizations, not only because of its projected cost savings but also because of the cloud’s flexibility. The

Enjoy Full Article

Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 1

Can Increased State Taxation Hinder Cloud Computing? – Part 1 “The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them.”  – Anonymous. Tax officials are usually the most hated representatives of the government, often without reason. However, some recent developments may well provide a valid

Enjoy Full Article