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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 Storage Gateway is a clear indication that they want to step into the crowded enterprise space. Storage Gateway is the first ever AWS service that runs behind the firewall of an enterprise.

Eucalyptus enjoyed the attention of IaaS customers till the announcement of OpenStack. Given the backing from Rackspace, credibility of NASA and the support of 140+ companies, OpenStack saw a good momentum. Personally, I believe Eucalyptus is more enterprise ready than OpenStack. OpenStack has generated the buzz primarily due to the large brands adopting it and pumping the marketing dollars to talk about it. But for a mid-sized enterprise, OpenStack is incomplete to deploy an end-to-end IaaS stack. Eucalyptus on the other hand, has been more concrete in terms of features and enterprise use cases.

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.