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Let me start by asking this question – what differentiates a platform from a product? A product is typically targeted at consumers and the only metric to measure the success of a product is the number of consumers using the product or the market share. But what is a platform? A platform is a product that goes beyond the consumers and builds a thriving ecosystem around it. Majority of this ecosystem consists of developers and other product companies that embrace and extend the original product. Facebook is undoubtedly a platform. That is because there is a very healthy ecosystem around Facebook that literally brought everything from the digital storefronts to the commercial e-learning services into Facebook platform. The other example is Amazon.com, which is one of the early companies that realized the advantage of building a platform and not just an online ecommer... (more)

What’s in Store for the Cloud in 2012?

Many industry experts analyzed and predicted the Cloud Computing trends for 2012. Here is a list of what I think is in store for the Cloud this New Year. SSD-based Cloud Storage – I was hoping to see the Cloud storage vendors offering SSD-based storage options in 2011. But, for some reason that did not happen. 2012 will see a surge in the SSD based Cloud storage offerings. This will also alleviate the concerns of running high I/O tasks on the Cloud. EBS on AWS and Azure Drive suffer from the same throughput issues. SSD will be a big boost for moving I/O intensive workloads to the ... (more)

Citrix Throws a Spanner in the Cloud Market

Citrix has announced that it is submitting the popular CloudStack platform to Apache Foundation. This comes as a surprise as Citrix has acquired Cloud.com only last year by investing a few hundreds of millions of dollars! With this, Citrix is also dumping its own distribution of OpenStack called Project Olympus. This move has shaken the industry and the analysts. Till now, OpenStack enjoyed all the attention and is aiming to become the Open Source Cloud monopoly. Though Eucalyptus has been around for a while, it failed to garner as much industry support as OpenStack. With CloudStac... (more)

HP Cloud Is All Set to Enter the Public Beta

OpenStack gets one of the most crucial endorsements as HP goes into the public beta on May 10th. I got the private beta access a couple of months ago and I tried a few scenarios. Though it has a long way to go, HP Cloud looks complete in its approach and is ready to take Amazon head on! HP Cloud has three major components in its current form: HP Cloud Compute that provides on demand compute instances as well as custom instances to handle workloads. HP Cloud Compute also enables the addition of new instances through RESTful APIs based on industry standards for quick scale out HP ... (more)

Is PaaS a Bane or Boon to the Hosting Business?

At the WPC, Microsoft has announced that it is now bringing a subset of Windows Azure features to Windows Server to enable hosters offer Cloud capabilities to their customers. With Cloud competing with hosting business, is there a scope for the traditional hosters to sustain their business? Businesses are now overwhelmed with the hosting options that are available to them. They can choose from a variety of options from running their web applications in a tiny VM offered for free by many IaaS providers. Organizations with IT teams that are confident of managing the infrastructure ... (more)