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During the last decade, the enterprise war was among the handful of players. Microsoft wanted to be the de facto choice of the IT by pushing .NET application platform, integrated tools through Visual Studio, a set of servers in the form of SQL Server, SharePoint, BizTalk and System Center. Same was the case with IBM who was trying to compete through the Rational, WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli and MQ Series platforms. Sun and Oracle complemented each other and ran an integrated GTM to win the enterprise customers. The goal of every player was the same – displace competition and own almost every aspect of enterprise IT including the directory services, messaging, databases, business intelligence, systems management, collaboration and enterprise integration. In the era of Cloud, it is unrealistic to think of just one player providing end-to-end capabilities for the enterpris... (more)

Analyzing the PaaS Landscape – Force.com

I am helping one of my customers choose the right development and deployment platform. They are building an extremely data-centric and process-driven application. In the process of choosing the right development and deployment platforms, I evaluated existing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings. Deploying an application on IaaS will involve building everything from the scratch. Since the application requires functionality that is already available in the form of third-party components, we may have to deal with the licensing and compatibil... (more)

A Case for Private PaaS

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 PaaS offering. 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. Microsoft’... (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)

Is VMware the New Microsoft in the PaaS World?

In 2000, Microsoft announced that it is building a brand new runtime and a framework called .NET. At the heart of .NET was the Common Language Runtime (CLR) designed to execute an assembly like language known as Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL). This was at a time when Sun was trying to lure the developers away from Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C++ to their flagship Java platform. It was not just Microsoft but an array of language and platform players were seriously threatened by Java’s dominance. Microsoft realized that by supporting more languages on top of .NET coul... (more)