Cloud providers Google, AWS and Microsoft are doing some spring-cleaning -
out with the old, in with the new - when it comes to pricing services.
With the latest cuts, here's a news flash: There's a new business model
driving cloud that is every bit as exponential in growth -- with order of
magnitude improvements to pricing -- as Moore's Law has been to computing.
Let's call it "Bezos' Law," and go straight to the math
Bezos' law is the observation that, over the history of cloud, a unit of
computing power price is reduced by 50% approximately every 3 years
If Bezos' law reflects reality, most enterprises should dump their
datacenters and move to the public cloud. Let's factor in recent events.
Google was first to announce "deep" cuts in on-demand instance pricing across
the board. GigaOm's Barb Darrow was quick to capture the excitement: And
bam: Google cuts on-dema... (more)
There are people who take life slowly, accept it on its terms, meditate, read
about meditation, and internalize books like "Wherever You Go, There You
Are," a bestseller by a guy with a hyphenated name. I'm more of a Malcolm
Gladwell fan -- Outliers or his newest book "David and Goliath: Underdogs,
Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants."
Maybe I'm just naturally the type that will spend 10,000 hours practicing,
sharpening, mastering, thinking about the advantages a startup has over
leaders in the market, getting back in the game. I've been in enterprise
software for 30 years a... (more)
Assuming that your organization is well down the road when it comes to
adopting the Cloud and in fact, has been utilizing the Cloud for a while,
then you are likely a true believer that ultimately all of your applications
will be migrated to the Cloud. It is no longer a question of "if" but more a
question of "when" and "how." These days, the majority of test, dev,
external websites and mobile apps are already born in the cloud.
Applications make businesses run. Businesses have tons of applications
ranging from purchased (commercial off the shelf) to homegrown (bespoke) and
As Occupy Wall Street went global mixing grievance with entitlement, the
movement quickly became the melting pot for all things protest-able. Taking
to the streets with euros, dollars, and yens taped across their mouths
demonstrators marched, camped, and otherwise deplored the unfairness of
"But, who will speak up for production enterprise applications?" I thought.
"The reality is that 99% of production enterprise applications are still
earth-bound ... not on the cloud. Those greedy, lightweight dev/test use
cases are monopolizing the cloud."
The paradigm-busting, wor... (more)
Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer
Here's my premise: high impact, culture-bending technological innovations -
however different they may be one from another - conform to a predictable
template of evolution. It goes something like this:
1. Break-thru - The point of entry at which a technology breaks
onto the market scene doing something old in a dramatically new way. The
break-thru vendor, frequently a modest sized venture or start-up, faces the
uphill struggle to educate, and otherwise evangelize its would-be market.
It is an expensive, labor-intensive phase in which t... (more)