Amazon’s Cloud Computing Digital Blind Spot
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Amazon.com cloud computing juggernaut, wrapped
up its annual reInvent conference in Las Vegas last week. Host to many
thousands of AWS devotees, hundreds of exhibiting partners, and dozens of
press and analysts – but not myself. You see, I wasn’t invited.
Not for want of trying, mind you. It didn’t matter that I had attended last
year as an analyst, or that I write about them regularly, or even that my
opinion of them has generally been quite favorable. You’d think that with
my new role as contributor to Forbes on the topic of digital transformation,
I’d be a shoe-in for one of the coveted press/analyst passes. Didn’t
Determined not to fall for a sour grapes trap, I spent the week following the
goings-on at reInvent anyway, paying special attention to Amazon’s
announcements at the sh... (more)
Three Years of Cloud Predictions
I just published a series of 2015 cloud predictions, as have many fellow
bloggers. So to complement these predictions let me offer my
2013 and 2014 predictions, along with 2015. I'll let you decide which
ones I got right and which ones I missed as we look to 2015:
Dec 2012: Top Five Cloud Predictions for 2013
Hybrid cloud will enter the hype cycle; AWS will publicly acknowledge the
hybrid cloud; traditional premise-bound colocation leaders will lose market
share to cloud-enabled colo players; public versus private cloud debates will
be rendered... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of
hybrid cloud storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International
Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center
in New York City, NY.
Cloudian, Inc., is a Foster City, California - based software company
specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian, an
Amazon S3-compliant cloud object storage platform, the bedrock of cloud
computing systems, that enables cloud service providers and enterprises to
build reliable, affordable and scalable clo... (more)
Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in e... (more)
Cloud Expo's giant Silicon View billboard which is viewed by more than 1.3
million motorists per week.
Cloud Expo has announced its first annual "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" to be
held on November 6, 2014, at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley at Santa Clara
Convention Center in California.
The "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" will be a live competition among all the key
Cloud Computing platforms, and will be held on Day 3 of the show, Thursday,
November 6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
So far five platforms - Amazon AWS, Google GCE, Microsoft Azure, IBM
SoftLayer, and Rackspace - have bee... (more)
I knew one software company that failed their SaaS transition because they
chose to cut a few corners with the operations. Since they were software
engineers, they did not really want to spend time on such mundane tasks as
security, auditing, backups and so on. One day they let a disgruntled
employee go, the guy went to an internet cafe, logged into the hosting
account with the shared admin credentials, and deleted all customer data.
There were no backups or data replicas to bring the data back, no personal
admin accounts or procedures to prevent such an incident from happening, a... (more)