Thomas Bitman of Gartner wrote a blog post last year about why OpenStack
projects fail. In that article, he outlined three particular metrics which
together cause 60% of OpenStack projects to fall short of expectations:
Wrong people (31% of failures): a successful cloud needs commitment both from
the operations team as well as from "anchor" tenants. Wrong processes (19% of
failures): a successful cloud automates across silos in the software
development lifecycle, not just within silos. Wrong metrics (10% of
failures): a successful cloud focuses on top line transformation by
accelerating delivery of innovative applications and services, not merely on
squeezing bottom line costs.
"Agile clouds need agile processes - and people are your biggest
supporters,or your biggest roadblocks." - Thomas Bitman
Many OpenStack projects start as technology pilots with pa... (more)
Agile IT has been widely heralded (and equally widely decried) as a way to
align the pace of change in IT with the pace of change in the broader
At its core, Agile IT is making the very basic point that if in house IT
cannot keep pace with the business there are a rapidly increasing number of
cloud and SaaS providers for whom that is not a problem.
In short, IT must innovate around time-to-market or die a death of a thousand
credit card cuts as individual developers outsource the IT they need to
Amazon and other public cloud providers.
But what is the core activity tha... (more)
At WaveMaker, we have hitched our wagon to Java so I hope very much that
JavaOne is showing us the ghost of Java present, not the ghost of Java to
come. The Sun promise to put Java runtimes everywhere is meaningless if
nobody wants to develop for those runtimes. Adobe and Microsoft are doing a
far better job making their tools simple enough for mere mortals and focusing
on the presentation layer.
I attended the JavaOne show this week, after a 4 year gap. What a difference
- who knew Java could be so boring? On the other hand, this is what it feels
like to go to a show for a techn... (more)
Larry Ellison recently unleashed a tub-thumping tirade against cloud
computing covered by Ben Worthen (with further comments from Daya Baran, Giva
Perry and Dan Farber) . Here is a quote from Larry:
The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud
computing to include everything that we already do. I can't think of anything
that isn't cloud computing... The computer industry is the only industry that
is more fashion-driven than women's fashion.
Now as usual with big whoppers told by people in fear of their checkbooks,
Larry's rant has an element of truth.... (more)
Chris Keene's "Keene View" Blog
Cloud computing is custom made for Silicon Valley - it is poorly defined,
seemingly vast and has the potential to change human life as we know it (at
least for those of us who live in Silicon Valley). Since so many people are
jumping on the cloud bandwagon, I thought it would be useful to look not at
what cloud computing is but at what cloud computing isn't.
Of course, we have our fair share of naysayers (like Larry and Richard), as
well as theories about why those naysayers are down on cloud computing.
Cloud computing is the hardware equivalent of a... (more)