In a recent interview, Sajai Krishnan, CEO of Parascale made some interesting
observations about the needs of the cloud storage marketplace and how the
offerings from Parascale met them.
Krishnan gives us his perspective of the cloud storage market and current
opportunities in that space, primarily helping service providers build their
own cloud storage offering to retain customers who might otherwise look to
We welcome competition in this space.
While we agree with his assessment of the market, there are four claims that
deserve a fact check:
CLAIM #1: “.. in terms of a cloud storage software solution, “pretty
much” we are the only game in town”
CLAIM #2: “…yes we do S3-type or REST protocols…”
CLAIM #3: Krishnan claims his focus is on service providers
CLAIM #4: Krishnan states that hosting providers will have to deploy cloud
storage solutions to take on... (more)
Articles and blog posts associated with security and cloud computing are a
daily occurrence, unless some well-publicized breach occurs in the cloud.
At that point the number of commentaries and discussions will increase
exponentially, and then, over the following week, return to normal
I decided to focus on security as it relates to cloud storage, to see if
something really new and different is occurring, and if overall changes need
to be contemplated, as it comes to classic data security activities. When I
focused in this way, I quickly discovered that not much ha... (more)
Gray Hall offers his insights about the critically important question we’re
asking: how will cloud computing disrupt your business model? We start by
defining a basic yet useful framework for understanding business models; this
framework applies to businesses of all types and is adapted from Wikipedia .
We’ll look at causes and types of disruption, keeping in mind that
disruption can produce both positive and negative change. We’ll also tell
you where the money is - i.e., the areas which offer the most promise in
terms of business opportunity and profit.
In his introductory post... (more)
The free CloudLayer iPhone application is now live at the iTunes App Store.
You can click on this link to take you right to it in either iTunes or on the
This will allow you to register.
Read the rest of my blog post on the subject here.
A recent SmartMoney article tells us that Microsoft's chief software
architect is concerned that cloud services could undermine the company's
margins over the long term. He also said that there was probably room only
for a few players in the cloud.
We beg to differ. IT Service Providers already have the core competencies
required to deliver on the promise of cloud computing. And profit margins
are present in cloud storage. In the recent meetings on Cloud Storage at the
SNIA Cloud Storage Technical Work Group, one of the specific topics was cloud
interoperability, a discussion t... (more)