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)
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
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)
Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2003 will hit End of Support (EOS) on
July 14, 2015. During 2013, AppZero undertook the first "State of
Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support" Survey in an effort to
assess how serious this event is to enterprise IT pros. Click here to read
the full report.
AppZero surveyed more than 200 Fortune 1000 IT professionals at a series of
industry events to assess their readiness for the impending end of support of
WS2003. Click here to see the infographic of the results. Findings show that
many IT pros are evaluating their options wh... (more)
Imagine you are an IT professional or executive, and your teams are running a
data center with 1,000s of machines and applications. You know that there
is a set of 10-15 year old applications running business critical functions
on SUN hardware and the Solaris operating systems.
These applications, their OS and the underlying infrastructure are old. In
fact, measured in "IT-years," where the lifespan of an infrastructure is 3-5
years, they are ancient. By my calculations, an IT year is equivalent to 20
people-years, making these systems 200-300 years old ...and ....
... strande... (more)