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, Steve mentioned that when we were at VeriCenter we
became aware of a new sort of challenge facing our industry - from outside
entrants like Amazon.com who were beginning to grow their cloud storage and
cloud computing businesses, leveraging internal web-based infrastructure. We
knew then t... (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.
Many Cloud Computing pundits have predicted that the early adopters will be
largely comprised of small and mid-sized businesses.
Some new data from Forrester suggests that won't be the case.
According to Forrester's Frank E. Gillett in Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong
About Cloud IaaS, one out of four large companies plan to use an external
provider soon, or have already employed one. Furthermore, we learn that 33
per cent of large companies plan to use a service provider for
Infrastructure-as-a-Service, while just 24 per cent want to run their own
The question is ... (more)
This November, I am presenting at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing
Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA. I welcome any opportunity to speak
about my favorite subject: cloud storage, and how the cloud storage segment
is providing a viable roadmap for how to create a profitable cloud computing
One year ago, the Mezeo Software team was finalizing plans to emerge from
stealth mode. Since that time, the cloud storage market has undergone some
significant changes and advancements. We may not have crossed Moore’s
proverbial chasm just yet, but the energy in the spac... (more)
We have built a free Cloud Storage Toolkit for Service Providers to help them
answer the question: "Should we enter the Cloud Storage marketspace?"
The toolkit includes a tutorial and a spreadsheet - both of which are
accessible immediately when you sign up for our Cloud Storage Strategy
THE TUTORIAL is a 15 page document which shows you how to use the Cloud
Storage: A Business Model for Service Providers spreadsheet. It explains each
of the 15 variables which make up the model, step-by-step.
[15-variable spreadsheet model]
THE SPREADSHEET is a custo... (more)