Topic | "Cloud Computing"

Multi-Tenant architecture for Enterprises?

By Subraya Mallya

The world is shrinking and the traditional boundaries between Desktop, Client-Server, Web and Cloud technologies are getting blurred. While some of your business applications should be strictly on-premise, some have to move to the private cloud and some travel to the public cloud. The users community of today’s applications are spread across Product divisions Geographies […]

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Cloud Standards or Innovation – take your pick

By Subraya Mallya

Last week I attended CloudExpo West in Santa Clara and had an opportunity to listen to many sessions, talk to quite a few vendors and those seeking cloud solutions. Amongst other things, lack of standards repeatedly came up as one the gating issues for wider adoption of Cloud in enterprises. I have continuously maintained that – Cloud […]

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Top SaaS Bloggers

By Subraya Mallya

I know there have been other Top bloggers lists that have been created elsewhere. But there have been a few bloggers that I have been following who probably don’t care about being in any lists whatsoever. But don’t confuse that with the passion they have for Cloud Computing and SaaS. They come from different trades […]

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Netflix’s move to Amazon EC2 – explained

By Subraya Mallya

Last week I attended a presentation by Adrain Cockcroft (@adrianco), Cloud architect behind Netflix’s amazing move to Amazon EC2 infrastructure.  Check out the video of the 90 minutes long presentation. It was an excellent presentation with a good mix of technical and business areas covered. (Besides that Netflix also sponsored large number of Pizzas for […]

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Cloud – You Bastard !!

By Subraya Mallya

The bastardization of term Cloud has exceeded all expectations and then some. It has gotten so crazy that not a single technology discussion goes by without someone tossing around the word Cloud but has no innate association with the real Cloud. If the technology geeks debating about it is not funny enough we have clowns […]

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Two products Microsoft should set free into Cloud

By Subraya Mallya

As with all monolithic technology companies Microsoft has had its challenges embracing Cloud and making big strides there. While they have got their feet wet by releasing the Microsoft Azure Platform as both a Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS)  and Infrastructure-as-a-Service(IaaS) offering, they still resonate more with the Private Cloud believers. (I firmly vouch my support a fully public […]

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Compiere gets acquired by Consona

By Subraya Mallya

Compiere, the leading Open Source ERP vendor, announced today that it is being acquired by Indiana based Consona Corporation. This provides further evidence to what I alluded to in one of my earlier posts about SaaS stealing Open Source‘ thunder. It would not come as a  surprise to me if more open source application vendors […]

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Apprenda Express: Expressway to get there

By Subraya Mallya

Apprenda, the leading hybrid cloud Platform-as-a-Service for building .NET based  applications, announced the release of their free community edition Apprenda Express yesterday. I think this is the first of its kind where a company is releasing a complete SaaS platform that ISVs can download and start building their SaaS application. In my discussion with Sinclair […]

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SaaS Space quotas: Penny-wise, Pound-Foolish?

By Subraya Mallya

I was part of a small group of SaaS/Cloud leaders who got together to talk about Pricing strategies, organized by Lincoln Murphy (@lincolnmurphy). The group consisted of founders of early stage startups that were comparing notes with fellow startup leaders, on various pricing strategies that worked for them and virtues of each of them. Amongst […]

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Migrate Your Application to Cloud: Practical Top 10 Checklist

By Subraya Mallya

The internet is littered with top 10 lists advising of the considerations for the cloud, which primarily are designed to help you decide if you should move to the cloud or not. But once you have made the important decision to migrate your app to the cloud, the below offers a list of important things […]

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Did you get Ning-ed?

By Subraya Mallya

In their quest for profitability, Ning recently announced that they will end the free service and become a 100% paid service. You can read the detailed announcement from the CEO Jason Rosenthal here. The writing was on the wall that big changes would be coming after Founder, CEO Gina Bianchini quit her job and Rosenthal […]

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What the Hell is Cloud Computing?

By Subraya Mallya

I know every one and their grandfather has their own definition of what Cloud Computing is. As we go through the blogs, marketing paraphernalia we keep seeing the definition of cloud computing evolve (or disintegrate). So to that end I sought to find out what some of the top technology leaders felt and thought of […]

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SaaS – A Compliance Nightmare?

By Subraya Mallya

In the regulatory climate we live in today, by adopting Software-as-a-Service/Cloud based services, business are confronted with two equally challenging choices. On the one-hand, SaaS provides companies with a controlled environment outside the control of their IT organization. The internal IT staff will have no access to the application, the data and infrastructure configuration that […]

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