Business

    Amazon’s growing cloud computing business, and why “one cloud” won’t rule them all

    150 150 CloudPulse Strategies

    John Foley of InformationWeek published a nice bit of investigative reporting in his recent post Amazon Web Services Secrets Revealed. The post tries to get at growth estimates of Amazon’s…

    read more

    Yes, Google, we know EXACTLY what you mean when you talk about cloud

    150 150 CloudPulse Strategies

    Responding to an informative and well-researched--albeit a bit short sighted--study by McKinsey, a post earlier this week by Rajen Sheth on the Official Google Enterprise Blog helped to clarify for the world exactly what Google means when it talks about cloud computing. The post, a bit of a rail against the idea of private clouds, builds the argument for public clouds in part on the idea that Google and a few other companies have a lock on advancements in hardware infrastructure, software infrastructure, applications and innovation.

    The fact is, as much as it might like to think so, if there is one area that Google does NOT have a monopoly in it is innovation, and I for one am irked by the implication that the enterprise will hand over the "keys to the kingdom" because it's not able to innovate. Actually, enterprise IT organizations have access to many of the same innovative technologies that Google claims give advantage to public clouds.

    read more

    You had me at “Open” — The Open Cloud Manifesto Manifesto

    150 150 CloudPulse Strategies
    Yesterday, the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF) was forced to pre-announce the Monday launch of a (now) widely-anticipated Cloud Computing Manifesto -- a call to action for the worldwide cloud community to get involved and embrace the principles of an open cloud.read more

    AWS Management Console: One Small Step for Amazon, One Giant Leap for Cloud Computing

    150 150 CloudPulse Strategies
    One of our 2009 cloud predictions was that "Amazon Will Release Tools to Enter the Platform Arena."

    There was an element of that prediction that we knew was a given. But there were a number of lingering questions, such as how would they respond to end-user demand for a management console.read more

    Cloud Forecast 2009: Replay Now Available

    150 150 CloudPulse Strategies
    Two weeks ago Appistry announced our cloud computing market predictions for 2009. The predictions were well received, save a few haters over at Oracle :-). To elaborate on our predictions we held a Webinar last week called "Forecast for 2009: Cloudy!" read more