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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.
Tag Archives: IaaS
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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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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