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  • VMware: A Hybrid Cloud Leader And Why It Matters [View article]
    Thank you for a very insightful comment. I just wrapped up a panel where the conclusion by participants was that the hybrid cloud was about agility, control, resilience and efficiency enabled by CHOICE. Hybrid cloud means choice and public cloud is simply a destination.

    G

    Panel: http://bit.ly/11fX05x
    May 23, 2013. 05:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VMware: A Hybrid Cloud Leader And Why It Matters [View article]
    They certainly have some issues straddling the private and hybrid cloud. It won't necessarily be smooth sailing but certainly their relationships with existing private cloud customers means that they may not have to compete with AMZN head on with product or price but have something close enough with less risk. Hence the use of "seamless" in their hybrid cloud message, which is spot on. They do have some architecture and cannabilization risk issues to resolve... but the installed base of enterprise environments is certainly a powerful asset.
    May 22, 2013. 05:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VMware Crosses The Rubicon Once Again [View article]
    http://bit.ly/12qf0GT FYI from Network World..
    May 20, 2013. 08:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VMware: A Hybrid Cloud Leader And Why It Matters [View article]
    Thanks Charlie. Well said. I think we will also be hearing from Microsoft, Citrix and a host of the more progressive service providers and hosting players, with CloudStack and OpenStack infrastructures. This should get quite interesting.
    May 8, 2013. 12:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VMware: A Hybrid Cloud Leader And Why It Matters [View article]
    Dwight:

    Thank you. I think we are in the midst of a massive transformation in computing that will make the dotcom and mainframe eras seem mere trivial footnotes. An era of apps and services delivered from a cloud of seamless locations, based on operating requirements, relative costs, latency, regulations, power costs, etc. with unprecedented levels of agility, resilience and scale.
    May 7, 2013. 12:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's AWS And The Public Cloud Pigeonhole Problem [View article]
    Ian/Arne:

    I've put the public cloud in perspective for you guys: http://bit.ly/11HT6Pf

    Public cloud revenues= <$4B
    3rd party hosing and colocation= >$20B
    Overall IT spending= >$3T

    Hope that helps.
    G
    Apr 25, 2013. 04:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's AWS And The Public Cloud Pigeonhole Problem [View article]
    The private cloud represented the commoditization of server hardware, albeit within the confines of the data center(s). Public cloud represents the first generation of IaaS, the commoditization of infrastructure. Enterprises have evolved with specialized needs/requirements, some of which involve operating models, proprietary custom advantages, compliance, security, etc.

    Public cloud does little to address the enterprise need for control, hence the success of private cloud (even as a relabeling exercise) with a TAM of roughly $50B. AWS revenues are about $4B according to estimates.

    Of course, cloud has been one gigantic renaming exercise from the beginning (MaaS- or misinformation as a service) as it goes back to how POTs was once described and closely resembles a new twist on IBM timesharing from earlier.

    Perhaps comparing AWS to the third party retail and wholesale colocation industry might be more apt (AWS could be called a new version of colocation, etc). If that is the case there are at least a dozen service providers, hosting companies that will likely offer there own twist on specialized IaaS (hybrid cloud) aimed at giving enterprises more control and security with public cloud agility, protection, scale, etc.

    If you read my blog on SDN I think you'll concur that we are all saying the same thing about the ultimate triumph of software, etc.

    http://bit.ly/ZYW1Qu

    Thanks for the comments. G
    Apr 16, 2013. 07:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's AWS And The Public Cloud Pigeonhole Problem [View article]
    If you look at how much is being spent on private versus public clouds you can see that there is an imbalance. The question is then: why are enterprises spending more heavily on private cloud? What is your answer?
    Apr 12, 2013. 07:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's AWS And The Public Cloud Paradox [View article]
    JU: good point. A hybrid cloud requires a hybrid infrastructure or else it is a "two car garage" of two isolated clouds with two unique sets of limited (forms of) agility, protection and scale versus an integrated hybrid cloud. Thanks for the comment! G
    Apr 3, 2013. 11:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hybrid Is A Whole New Cloud [View article]
    Thanks Chris. I think Amazon will eventually embrace the notion of a hybrid cloud and could perhaps become a key driver.
    Apr 3, 2013. 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VMware Crosses The Rubicon Once Again [View article]
    I think Mirantis will need to give its execs and partners some media relations training. :)
    Apr 3, 2013. 12:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's AWS And The Public Cloud Pigeonhole Problem [View article]
    My apologies. Had a minor error with my submission. I have no stake in Amazon... and AWS is a small portion of their overall business.
    Apr 1, 2013. 11:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's AWS And The Public Cloud Pigeonhole Problem [View article]
    I think you are confusing the points I am making about the public cloud shortcomings today as disagreement with your blog's thesis, which is not the case. I think the point is that hybrid cloud (agility, economics, protection/reliability AND control) is a natural evolution of cloud computing, from the confines of public and private cloud. Cloud is a superior operating model. Yet it has not been embraced by the enterprise to the extent that private cloud and 3rd party colocation, etc has been. Essentially, concerns about SLAs, security... control. Amazon has developed a price-centric service business. Service. That service needs to evolve to cater to enterprise key requirements, which are not just based on costs/price. BTW- excellent points about the evolution from hardware to software-centric.. and eventually service-centric offerings.
    Apr 1, 2013. 11:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's AWS And The Public Cloud Pigeonhole Problem [View article]
    My point was that Amazon could be much more successful if they marketed to enterprise IT versus simply "low cost infrastructure on our terms at a low cost." The private cloud market dwarfs the public cloud market when it comes to the number and size of deployments. Why?
    If you have less control in the public cloud than the private cloud, then cost is a secondary control for many types of apps and services. Secondly if the onboarding of the existing app is risky and costly, then fewer existing apps will be onboarded. Clearly there is a case for Amazon to go hybrid and give enterprises the agility and protection they need with the controls they require.

    I do appreciate your comment. And I do realize that for some apps and many smaller organizations the public cloud is true innovation.
    Apr 1, 2013. 11:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's AWS And The Public Cloud Paradox [View article]
    Yes. Betting against Amazon is a risky move.
    Mar 30, 2013. 09:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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