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One of the reasons why IoT has gained momentum in the recent past is the rise of cloud services. Though the concept of M2M existed for over a decade, organizations never tapped into the rich insights derived from the datasets generated by sensors and devices. Existing infrastructure was just not ready to deal with the massive scale demanded by the connected devices architecture. That’s where cloud becomes an invaluable resource for enterprises. With abundant storage and ample computing power, cloud became an affordable extension to the enterprise data center. The adoption of cloud resulted in increased usage of Big Data platforms and analytics. Organizations are channelizing every bit of data generated from a variety of sources and devices to the cloud where it is stored, processed, and analyzed for deriving valuable insights. The combination of cloud and Big Data ... (more)

Cloud and the Clichéd Vendor Lock-in

I started my career in late 90s selling Microsoft Application Platform that included the servers and the developer tools. One of the most common customer objections that I used to handle was “vendor lock-in”. Every time I pitched MS SQL Server or Visual Basic, the immediate concern from the customers was getting locked into the Microsoft platform. A decade later, “Vendor lock-in” still remains a hurdle that the technical sales rep has to go through. But the landscape has changed significantly. Now the vendor lock-in argument has shifted to the Cloud. I often hear lock-in in the ... (more)

Windows Azure - What's New?

Microsoft not only announced a set of new features to Windows Azure at the Professional Developer Conference last week but they also made a few underlying statements. I want to share my viewpoint and insights into what was announced at PDC last week. Most of the features that got announced are not available yet and will be in CTP form early next year. Here is a quick summary of what’s coming to Windows Azure in the near future. There are broadly classified into platform enhancements, enterprise features and developer productivity. Platform Enhancements VM Role – Web Role and Wo... (more)

Analyzing the PaaS Landscape – Microsoft Windows Azure

Having covered Cloud Foundry, Force.com, Google App Engine and Red Hat OpenShift, we now take a look at Microsoft’s PaaS offering, Windows Azure. Microsoft Windows Azure Platform is a Platform as a Service offering from Microsoft. It was announced in 2008 and became available in 2010. Since then Microsoft has been constantly improving the platform by adding new features.   Though Windows Azure Platform is designed for the developers building applications on the Microsoft platform, developers building applications on Java and PHP environments can also leverage this. Microsoft is in... (more)

Is AWS Marketplace an Oversimplification of the Cloud?

Recently Amazon Web Services has launched the AWS Marketplace. It is certainly a welcome move that brings all the available software on Amazon EC2 under one roof. This is especially good for ISVs to get visibility and become more accessible to potential customers. The interface inherits the classic look and feel of Amazon shopping experience and has close resemblance to the Amazon Appstore for Android. The analysts and the media have responded very positively to this move from Amazon. While this is appreciated by the Amazon partner community, there are some facts that the AWS custo... (more)