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In 2014 I started publishing my series of “Tune into the Cloud” columns on the Gartner Blog Network, below some of the highlights so far: Something Got Me Started – Tune into: the need for speed On how time to market – enabled by ever more productive cloud platforms – is ruling the battle for cloud dominance, and how virtual servers are increasingly becoming table stakes when it comes to cloud competition. GBN – TitC – In – Sptf Thinking out (c)loud – Tune into: Cloud Migration? On how  there may be considerable less love for “lift and shift” cloud migration than many in the industry may think. GBN – TitC – In – Sptf Price Tag – Tune into: cloud margins. On how  margins in the cloud are not necessarily lower, but significantly different and why traditional vendors are having such a hard time coping with this. GBN – TitC – In – Sptf Cloud.forsale – Tune into: Cloud market ... (more)

Tune into the Cloud – Something Got Me Started By @GregorPetri | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Tune into: the need for speed By now it is widely acknowledged that cloud enables a fast (agile) start. But more important than a fast start is getting results quickly. We are talking then about high productivity platforms, a category of PaaS. Funnily enough, several cloud providers – such as Microsoft and Google – launched a PaaS platform first and only later – when they saw how quickly the virtual machine based IaaS services from Amazon were becoming popular – technically did a step back to launch a lower level IaaS service. Achieving cloudiness aspects such as scalability, ela... (more)

How Lean is your Cloud? Part 2

In the first part we discussed lessons that IT can learn from a hundred years of manufacturing best practices and the possible role of cloud computing in that endeavor. We now continue with what may very well be the area that IT can learn most from manufacturing: Costing. Costing. Many feel that the billions that the industry invested in ERP systems can be justified by the improved planning capabilities that such a global perspective gives. Reality however is that the benefits of ERP – if any – come more from improved financial visibility. By being able to compare costs, prices a... (more)

On Dog Years, Cloud Years, and A-years

Innovations are commonly judged by how fast they reached 50 million users (Radio, 38 years; TV, 13 years; Internet, 4 years; iPod, 3 years, etc.). Another way to look at this is by time equivalents: If one Dog Year equals 7 human years than how many years of traditional IT do we travel in one Cloud Year? This cloud year we saw quite a lot of change - also from existing mega vendors entering the cloud market - but did it match 7 years of progress in traditional IT (taking us roughly from SOA till today)? And do we really expect the next three years to bring as much change as we sa... (more)

Notes from the Cloud Academy: RAIC - Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Cloud services

We have been running the Cloud Academy roundtables in several European countries. I’d like to share some of the more interesting questions, debates and insights around a number of topics, starting today with RAIC—Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Cloud Services. Other topics will include: A TV industry analogy: Competition for the IT department Cloud Shortcuts: Can the Cloud make( internal) IT more agile Service Level Management and the Cloud Cloud R&R - Retained responsibilities for IT Elastic Services: Everybody wants to be a manager Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Cloud service... (more)