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Among other things, Craig Lowery is an IT industry analyst at Gartner Inc., covering cloud computing topics such as managed cloud services, cloud cost management, and platform as a service. Before that, he was a Senior Distinguished Engineer and the Executive Director of Cloud Architecture in the Dell Software Group at Dell Inc. focusing on cloud computing, with special emphasis on workload mobility and hybrid cloud.
This site is a personal endeavor representing his own views and observations about whatever seems to be interesting at the moment. Opinions and views expressed here are not necessarily those of Gartner Inc.
Monthly Archives: August 2015
Part 3 – PaaS: A Spectrum of Services In my previous post, I started developing the notion of a “universal” cloud service model that has IaaS is at one end and SaaS at the other of a spectrum. But spectrum of what? I … Continue reading
Part 2 – A Universal Service Model In my previous post, I introduced the idea that all cloud services are “platform as a service,” especially when we think of the entire Internet as the platform, and the various services available … Continue reading
Part 1: IaaS != Entrée Most discussions aimed at answering the question “What is cloud computing?” start with the three service models as defined by NIST: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. At this point, I won’t offend you by assuming you need … Continue reading