The Red Ocean of Cloud Infrastructure Stacks (updated)

Update: am revising this still... Reposting now - but send me your comments via @CloudBzz on Twitter if you have them. It seems like every day there's a new company touting their infrastructure stack.   I'm sure I'm missing some, but I show more than 30 solutions for building clouds below, and I am sure that more... Continue Reading →

Putting Clouds in Perspective – Cloud Redefined

You'd think as we head into the waning months of 2011 that there'd be little left to discuss regarding the definition of cloud IT.  Well, not quite yet. Having spent a lot of time with clients working on their cloud strategies and planning, I've come to learn that the definition of cloud IT is fundamentally... Continue Reading →

Citrix + Cloud.com = OpenStack Leadership?

TechCrunch reported today that Citrix has acquired Cloud.com for > $200m.  This is a great exit for a very talented team at Cloud.com and I'm not surprised at their success.  Cloud.com has had great success in the market, especially in the last 12 months.  This is both in the service provider space and for internal... Continue Reading →

SeaMicro: Atom and the Ants

I predict that significantly more than half of new data center compute capacity deployed in 2016 and beyond will be based on Atoms, ARMs and other ultra-low-power processors. These mighty mites will change much about how application architectures will evolve too. Lastly, I seriously believe that the small, low-power server model will eliminate the use of virtualization in a majority of public cloud capacity by 2018. The impact in the enterprise will be initially less significant, and will take longer to play out, but in the end it will be the same result. So, let’s take a look at this in more detail to see if you agree.

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