In a report titled “Forecast Analysis: Enterprise Application Software,
Worldwide, 2Q15 Update,” Gartner analysts highlighted the increasing trend
of application modernization among enterprises. According to a recent survey,
45% of respondents stated that modernization of installed on-premises core
enterprise applications is one of the top five priorities.
Gartner also predicted that by 2020, 75% of enterprise applications will
follow the model of build instead of buy. This is an indication of
organizations moving towards developing cloud-native, Software as a Service
(SaaS) applications instead of buying shrink-wrapped or packaged
The road to cloud-native computing
Going forward, enterprise customers will heavily invest in cloud-native
platforms that will support them in developing and deploying modern,
multi-tenant, elastic, and composite application... (more)
Cloud Computing can be realized through multiple implementation models. One
of the implementations that is gaining a lot of interest is the Private
Cloud. This article attempts to look at the key attributes of an ideal
Private Cloud and takes a futuristic view of the Private Cloud in an
enterprise from the IaaS perspective.
Private or Public, every Cloud implementation has to respect four key tenets.
3. Self Service
Elasticity gives the illusion of infinity. Consumers of the Cloud will be
able to scale up, scale out or scale ... (more)
A couple of weeks back, at the IBF Panel discussion on PaaS, we were
discussing the opportunity for a Private PaaS. While a Private Cloud is
typically associated with IaaS, I started to ponder on the value of a Private
Installing the development platform / runtime running .NET or Java stack on a
set of VMs provisioned on the Private (IaaS) Cloud doesn’t turn it into a
Private PaaS. PaaS should really abstract the nuts and bolts of the
infrastructure (OS, middleware and other plumbing) and should expose only
what is required for the applications to run.
The PaaS competition heats up with Amazon adding ASP.NET support to its AWS
Elastic Beanstalk environment and MS SQL Server to the Amazon RDS offerings.
This is a significant announcement from Amazon as it draws the battle lines
with Microsoft which is aggressively positioning Windows Azure as the .NET
Cloud offering to the developer community.
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) was launched in 2009 with the
initial support for MySQL. Amazon has been regularly investing in RDS by
bringing the high availability features like Multi-AZ deployment and
performance enhancements... (more)
I have been following the blogosphere and Twitterati ever since the Google
IaaS announcement came out officially. Within 24 hours, there have been
umpteen number of articles, posts and tweets about how Google is all set to
take Amazon head on! Almost 90% of the articles mentioned that Google is
ready to lock horns with Amazon. But really, should Amazon be worried? No!
Not at all!
Amazon Web Services is ahead of any Cloud offering by leaps and bounds. The
sheer breadth of services that AWS offers is mindboggling. The API that AWS
designed for each of its service is considered to ... (more)