Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Mezeo Software launched the Cloud Storage Strategy monthly newsletter.
Sponsored by Mezeo, the Cloud Storage Strategy newsletter and blog focus on
Cloud Storage insights and observations from industry thought leaders.
The Business Model Toolkit helps Service Providers assess the benefits and
costs of entering the Cloud Storage Market. The Model uses inputs to present
a sample business model and calculate potential return on investment from
offering a Cloud Storage service.
Steve Lesem, CEO of Mezeo Software, explains that his ultimate goal for the
newsletter and CloudStorageStrategy.com is to provide thought leadership as
Cloud Storage technologies continue to mature.
"An emerging technology, Cloud Storage is growing rapidly, and
CloudStorageStrategy.com encourages everyone in the industry to ask
questions, discuss alternatives and help s... (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)
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)
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)
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)