Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure is a year old today, and Microsoft says it now has 31,000 customers. The new number is a 55 percent increase from the 20,000 customers Microsoft said Azure had in July. Click here to get more information.
For the past 6 months or so I have been learning alot about the cloud offering in general and for ISV specifically. For all of this time I was waiting for some analystis offical reports, finally last month The Gartner Magic Quadrant for cloud infrastructure-as-a-service and Web hosting was published. Gratner says: “Amazon has the […]
While I was looking for articles about the On-Demand offering marketing methods, I bumped into this short article that really helped me understand that the marketing complexity for the On-Demand offering isn’t really different than marketing any other new product. The ISV needs to understand that the new offering will not replace the traditional business but instead it will […]
“The promise of Cloud Computing is primarily the following key technical characteristics: The ability to create the illusion of infinite capacity; the performance is the same if scaled for one, to a hundred, or a thousand users with consistent service-level characteristics. Abstraction of the infrastructure so applications are not locked into devices or locations. Pay-as-you-go […]
High Availability (HA) is an interesting subject that I am tracking as part of my journey in OD (On-Demand) market of ISVs. Alot of questions are raised when this discussion take place, for exmaple – Are there any industry standards? Does 4 nines, counted as a HA or should the ISV support 5 nines ? Is that include an additional fee ? […]
Answer: Managed Services Provider. Usually the support vendor who provides a higher level management of the ISV applications including deployment, maintenance, monitoring, reporting, billing and call center support. For more terms check I Am OnDemand Terminology page.
“Moving your Infrastructure to the Cloud: How to Maximize Benefits and Avoid Pitfalls” a real interesting articale brought to you by rackspace. This article explain very well the differences between `going on premise` to `going to the cloud`.” I strongly sugget you will spend the time to read it and learn more.
Check out the followings include information about 2010 trends and 2011 predictions – The top 12 gifts of cloud from 2010 by Wisdom of Clouds a CNET News blog Cloud Computing: 2011 predictions by ComputerWorldUK Gartner December press release about SaaS Revenue Within the Enterprise Application Software Market for 2011 Cloud Computing 2011 Predictions by CIO magazine
The European ISV Convention 2011 will take place on 10th February 2011 at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square. At the event major companies such as IBM and Oracle will be presenting their views on the cloud opportunity and the ISV Business Transformation. You will also be able to meet other leading industry figures and network […]
Amazon announced another important tool for EC2 – the VM Import tool. “VM Import enables you to easily import virtual machine images from your existing environment to Amazon EC2 instances. This offering allows you to leverage your existing investments in the virtual machines that you have built to meet your IT security, configuration management, and […]