Tag Archives: PaaS

One Year Later

So, it has been almost a year now since I accepted a position with Gartner Inc. as an IT industry analyst.  In that time, all of my thinking and writing about the industry has been redirected to Gartner’s research outputs … Continue reading

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IaaS Exodus

I fear my thinking of late may be somewhat inconsistent: one part of my brain sees quite clearly that PaaS (platform as a service) is destined to win as the preferred method for developing and staging software in the future.  … Continue reading

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Why PaaS Wins

Working as a technology strategist for a large IT vendor, I’m tasked with thinking about technology from the customer perspective.  But often customers ask for things not because they want them, but because they have underlying needs they are trying to address in … Continue reading

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Is “Cloud Bursting” a Reasonable Scenario for Hybrid IaaS?

When people list use cases for “hybrid cloud computing” the “cloud bursting” scenario is nearly always trotted out first.  But is bursting really so desirable?  Here’s my answer first, followed by the explanation: For IaaS? NO For PaaS? YES I … Continue reading

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