As Google and Amazon race to the price leadership bottom in the grab-customers-at-all-cost push, one wonders if a “Cloud Bubble” isn’t forming. Over the past year, both Amazon and Google have announced price drops in excess of 50% for select services in an attempt to capture cloud share. Microsoft, not be outdone, has announced a … Continue reading Cloud Bubble? – Defining the burst!
To shamelessly hack the phrase “it’s the economy stupid”, most hardware vendors don’t get it. It’s not about your spinning disk, your compute density, or your software defined everything. It’s not even about your solutions; especially when those solutions highlight your hardware. It’s about how you can enable customers application. CXO’s don’t care about … Continue reading IT Marketing – Duh, It’s The Applications Stupid
Most progressive CIO’s want out of the IT market, at least the IT market as we have known it for the past few decades. CIO’s desire the autonomous data center; a data center that effectively operates without the constant supervision of storage managers, network managers, database managers, and outlook managers. They want what the public … Continue reading The Autonomous Data Center – CIO’s End Goal