The Desktop and its Operating System was yesteryear's battleground. We know
how that story turned out - Microsoft won that war. Then the browser wars
began and that battle rages on. Similarly with the rise of smartphone
technology and other mobile platforms, Nielsen has even declared Android as
the smartphone winner - only time will tell for sure.
The bottom line is that the giants of IT are seeking out a winning control
point in this new Cloud computing paradigm, and virtualization - the ability
to run multiple operating systems on the same physical server, which is
currently dominated by VMware, is a key Cloud enabling technology.
The Market Intel Group forecasts the 2011-2016 global market for
virtualization at $290 billion, and $300 billion for Cloud computing. With so
much at stake, it's no surprise that the virtualization wars are now well
Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining
your mind share? Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the
news recently with a number of announcements.
So many that I've been attempting to track them by creating specific journals
Our experiences are likely to be different, and barring actual surveys and
research, is subjective and based largely on our own impressions and
perceptions of which companies are in the news or making news in this
There are several lists that are excellent points of ... (more)
One of my grand hopes for all of you, and your respective enterprises in
2010, is that you find your way to the Clouds.
The coming years will be both exciting and challenging as we collectively
migrate our enterprises to cloud computing. Speaking of enterprises, I owe
all of you an article on preparing your enterprise for the cloud. I
continue to work on it, thought it's not quite ready yet. Besides, this
week, I have the pleasure of meeting with a world class, cloud computing
leader, and I hope to glean further insights that will help shed light on the
future of the enterpri... (more)
In a prior post I addressed some of the questions that I have been receiving
and have been selecting some of those questions as the basis for a few posts.
Today’s question is simple enough though the answer may be lengthier than
How do you keep track of so many Cloud computing companies? What tools do you
Usually I don’t talk about blogging or other tools, since there are plenty
of prolific bloggers with more experience than I, though I’ll go ahead and
cover it in this one post. The quick response is:
I can’t possibly keep track of all the companies in the segment... (more)
Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Yesterday I had the opportunity to pay a visit to a few vendors at the
virtual VoiceCon event.
I enjoyed a chat with an Alcatel-Lucent representative, learned a bit about
Avaya's Aura Unified Communications (UC) platform, and viewed an IBM Lotus
Sametime Unified Telephony demo. Virtual attendance at the event during the
time that I joined was under 300 participants.
Other companies participating included Siemens, Sprint, and Acme Packet.
As you can imagine given the ongoing economic challenges, and the demand for
green technologies, businesses are seek... (more)