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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 applications. 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)

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)

Amazon Web Services and Eucalyptus Partnership – What Does it Mean to Us?

On March 22, AWS and Eucalyptus announced a partnership to bring compatibility between the AWS API and the Eucalyptus API. While this can be perceived as simple technology interoperability between the stacks, this announcement has a significant impact on the Cloud ecosystem. Amazon’s CTO, Dr. Werner Vogels has been vocal about their stand on the Private Cloud. AWS never endorses the Private Cloud phenomenon and almost considers it as an oxymoron. Dr. Vogels calls Private Cloud as ‘False Cloud’. But this stand has been changing in the recent past. Amazon’s announcement of Stora... (more)

Book Review – To the Cloud: Cloud Powering an Enterprise

There are many books on Cloud Computing in the market today. Most of them focus on the technical aspects of dealing with designing, developing and deploying applications on various Cloud Computing platforms. The target audience of these books happens to be developers or IT professionals. But when it comes to senior decision makers and CXOs, there are not many resources that give them the big picture of the Cloud. That’s where the book To The Cloud: Cloud Powering an Enterprise shines. It is a prescriptive guide to the CIOs who are keen on adopting the Cloud. It provides a compr... (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)