Today, we are excited to announce the limited preview of Amazon Redshift, a fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon Redshift enables customers to obtain dramatically increased query performance when analyzing datasets ranging in size from hundreds of gigabytes to a petabyte or more, using the same SQL-based business intelligence tools they use today. Customers have been asking us for a data warehouse service for some time now and we’re excited to be able to deliver this to them.Amazon Redshift uses a variety of innovations to enable customers to rapidly analyze datasets ranging in size from
The troubled IT giant is about to tweak its cloud services effort according to a Bloomberg News report. The question is whether yet another new strategy can give the company the traction it needs so badly.Cloud computing has been designated a top priority for Hewlett-Packard which sees its legacy PC, server, and printing businesses under fire. Now it looks like the company is retooling that key cloud effort, according to a report from Bloomberg News.A new division, headed by Saar Gillai, is charged with weaving the disparate pieces of HP’s cloud strategy and weaving together, according to the report which cites an internal HP memo as its source.
In 2011, I predicted Microsoft and Google were poised to own the cloud computing market in the next decade. Eighteen months later, Amazon Web Services and Salesforce.com seem like the ones that really have what it takes to dominate over the long haul.In early 2011, I wrote a blog post about who I thought would be dominant cloud computing players 10 years from then. In that post, I argued that the breadth of offerings from Microsoft and Google put them in position to own large parts of future IT markets. But much has changed since then. I think two cloud providers — Amazon Web Services and Salesofrce.com — have begun to pull away from the pack,
VMware is the preferred private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider for businesses by a significant percentage, according to executives interviewed in a new survey.
A survey of more than 100 executives who purchased or are planning to purchase cloud services showed that VMware was the preferred cloud platform by 34 percent.
Following VMware in popularity were OpenStack, the open-source platform pioneered by Rackspace, at 14 percent; IBM's SmartCloud platform at 12 percent; the
Let’s settle two things from the outset – firstly, PaaS is (I believe) the future of cloud services and will be the area for growth in the coming years. Secondly, I’m an investor and board member in Appsecute so I’m naturally bullish about what they’re doing. That said, today’s announcement is a real leap in providing enterprises with what they need.Let’s take a step backwards and remember that there exists a massive tension in the enterprise – on the one side are developers who just want to be able to get sh1t done and use the tools that best allow them to deliver outcomes. On the other side you have enterprise IT who is tasked with ensuring
Recently I had the pleasure to have an extended and insightful conversation with Ben Kepes, well-known cloud commentator and investor, as well as self-described cloud evangelist and member of the Clouderati, the loose group of commentators and industry experts who publicly progress the conversation around cloud computing. We discussed a range of topics related to how he sees cloud’s value being portrayed, cloud adoption and hurdles at the enterprise level, his perspectives on the industry at large, and how he sees the space developing. This is the first of two parts. Check back tomorrow for Part 2. Let me know your thoughts on Twitter @CloudGathering.
CloudU Notebooks is a weekly blog series that explores topics from the CloudU certificate program in bite sized chunks, written by me, Ben Kepes, curator of CloudU. How-tos, interviews with industry giants and the occasional opinion piece are what you can expect to find. If that’s your cup of tea, you can subscribe here.Recently at Box’s BoxWorks event, I had the good fortune to hear Clayton Christensen, author of such seminal innovation books as “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” present about disruption in technology generally. Anyone remotely involved in plotting strategy for either existing or new companies needs to read Christensen’s work. Anyway,
At just a few months old, Google Compute Engine is seen as a threat to public cloud leader Amazon Web Services. At least that appears to be what Amazon thinks given its lawsuit against a former exec who is joining Google.Google Compute Engine may have launched less than six months ago but it’s seen as a serious competitor to Amazon Web Services. At least Amazon appears to think so. It just lodged a lawsuit against a former AWS sales executive who is joining Google, according Geekwire which first reported the news.Daniel Powers, an IBM veteran, joined AWS as VP of sales in 2010, learned the business “from top to bottom” and was privy to company
The good news is that you’re not going to mind that your cloud computing budget will be higher than what you’re paying now for IT, because you’ll be able to do more. And here’s why.
The secret to this counterintuitive state of affairs was explained back in 1865 by a British economist named William Stanley Jevons who was investigating the use of coal within the British empire. Jevons wanted to understand the forces shaping the demand for coal and estimate the time to exhaustion for British coal mines.
The paradox is explained by noting that multiple forces are working
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