The ever-growing web as well as the `consumerization of IT` provide end users
with an abundance of options and full discretion. We now understand the vital
need to internalize the concept of spreading knowledge and information across
a variety of applications and platforms as a means to thrive. Fortunately, we
now have the opportunity to utilize multiple clouds.
There are various incentives when considering multi-cloud deployment,
including regulations, high-availability, and global presence, to name a few.
However, when looking at the main factors, two key words come to mind:
Evolution and Freedom.
IT has made incredible advancements over the past decade, and from the looks
of it, there are no signs of slowing down. The infinite public IaaS resources
have translated into an endless supply of new applications. While the
environment is made up of many... (more)
Last week CoolaData guys announced their platform general availability. The
following post is based on few discussions I had with the company founders.
In his 20 years of experience working in the field of data analysis, Guy
Greenberg, a co-founder of CoolaData, came to realize that there is no simple
way to work out a Big Data without turning to professional services and
integrating several systems. For instance, one might need to incorporate
Hadoop with ETL and visualization tools. However, these types of customized
Big Data projects can take months to complete, and like all com... (more)
2013 has been incredibly eventful for the cloud industry, mostly for making
itself an eminent presence in the mainstream IT market. Businesses of all
sizes have made their ways to the cloud, confirming my 2013 predictions.
Government agencies worldwide take the cloud seriously, as demonstrated by
the CIA's contract switch over to Amazon from IBM. AWS has proven its rapid
pace of innovation and has introduced great leaders who have completely
replaced the concept of sluggish IT servers with instances. While the market
is still relatively small, I believe it will take over the IT m... (more)
Cloud brokers were recognized and described by Gartner analysts as the
`Intermediary services that support fast cloud adoption`. From their
customers’ perspectives cloud brokers are the system integrators (SI) or
the `cloud enablers` that support fast adoption and maintenance of cloud
technologies. For example, the independent software vendor (ISV) can benefit
greatly from a cloud managed service provider (MSP) starting with integrating
into the underlying cloud infrastructure, all the way up to the offering
stack wrappers, such as service provisioning methodologies’ implementati... (more)
In this post , I will raise some basic questions and will delve deeply into
this topic to debate the common resistance to what I call "pure cloud
deployment". Let's begin with a leading question: Can't the hybrid economy
model live within the public cloud? From the enormous number of conversations
with top cloud thought leaders, CIOs, startups, and the like, it seems that
the answer is Yes.
I started my journey in the technology world only 10 years ago. I started
establishing an online cloud and SaaS solution for the SMB, and 6 years later
I was exposed to the great wonderful w... (more)