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Greg O'Connor

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Machine to Container (M2C) Teleports Existing Enterprise Apps to the Cloud It's been a busy time for tech's ongoing infatuation with containers. Amazon just announced EC2 Container Registry to simply container management. The new Azure container service taps into Microsoft's partnership with Docker and Mesosphere. You know when there's a standard for containers on the table there's money on the table, too. Everyone is talking containers because they reduce a ton of development-related challenges and make it much easier to move across  production and testing environments and clouds. Containers are the technology that, many believe, deliver on the long-promised portability in the cloud to avoid vendor lock-in, and put developers, system administrators and their enterprises in the driver's seat. Getting up to speed about containers is not easy, but the good news is, the... (more)

ISVs Caught in the Chasm: Between Heaven and Earth – SaaS and On-Premises

Software as a Service (SaaS) is the darling of today's real world, enterprise-impacting cloud computing use cases. Industry analysts and research firms are tripping over each other extolling mega-CAGR for SaaS, with the 451 Group going so far as attributing 75% of PaaS spending for use cases that are attached to SaaS deployments. In its 2011 research report "Cloud Computing Takes Off," Morgan Stanley is bullish on the future of PaaS stating, "The low capex requirements, robust cloud enablement and rapidly improving developer toolsets are significantly lowering the barriers to en... (more)

Massive Windows Server 2003 Services Opportunity Revealed [@AppZero_Inc]

Most people are aware that Windows Server 2003 is coming to the End of Support (EOS) on July 14th 2015.  This means enterprises are more or less forced to stop running applications on the WS2003 Operating System, migrate them to a newer OS or replace them.  EOS dramatically changes the solid "run-your-business operating platform" to one where there will be no security patches, no compliance and escalating costs.  There are few events that open up such large security concerns, throw compliance out the window and have a greater than million dollar price tag all at the same time. I... (more)

Cloud Computing + POC = ‘Obvious’ ISV Revenue Growth

I've always found that the obvious things in life are easy to understand once you see them. I've got a good one for you. Question: If an ISV can bring install time close to zero, their proof of concept (POC) efforts will: Take less time Become predictable and repeatable Go more smoothly in the eyes of the potential customer Provide more time for actually working with the customer and proving the concept Look impressive compared to competitors who need to send SEs on site for hours and days of sweating through glitch-filled installation and configurations Increase the likelihood o... (more)

The Next Big "Cloud" Thing: VMWare’s Virtual Platform Stack

VMware Virtualization on Ulitzer VMWare's purchase of SpringSource came as quite a shock to many in the industry. Why?  Because, with this purchase, the Gorilla of Virtualization jumped from below the OS right smack up into application development and the runtime stack.  Now they can deliver a Platform as a Service (Paas) for everyone under the sun .... or, as is more likely, the cloud. At first glance, you might wonder why VMware would make this move into the application development space: What synergy is there between the below the OS infrastructure and application infrastructu... (more)