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Three Questions with PaaS Vendor CumuLogic

This installment of the "three questions" is with CumuLogic's founder Rajesh Ramchandani. CumuLogic was started by Sun veterans who had been working with Java for a long time, and naturally their market focus is Java. Compare with AppHarbor's take whom I asked the same questions earlier this month. Here is Rajesh: 1: Who should and…

From Stack to Cloudscape

Nico Popp shows us a new way to think about the "cloud technology stack", over at the Verisign Infrablog (or should that now be the Symantic Infrablog?). Unlike the old stack diagram, this one causes one to think ...

How much cloud do Telstra’s $842 million buy?

Fierce Telecon reports that: Telstra ... [is] going to spend over AUD 800 million (USD842 million) to expand its cloud capabilities through 2016. This is presumably to compete with Amazon, Rackspace and the like. Let me see: call it five years, so it's $168m per year if only invested in storage at Amazon, at 1.5…

Eucalyptus and OpenStack: A Discussion with Marten Mickos

In response to my recent post "Ubuntu, OpenStack, Eucalyptus: When Open-Source Competes with Open-Source", Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems (and previously of MySQL) offered to discuss the Eucalyptus strategy with me in the "hope ... that we would NOT confuse you." I took him up on it, and a lively and rather interesting discussion…

PaaS Categories: Technical

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is fairly well-known by now. Whether Amazon, OpenStack, Eucalyptus or any proprietary offerings, the basics are all the same: virtual machines, key-value buckets etc. Not so for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). There are lots of vendors, but the architectures and basic assumptions behind their products differ widely -- and those differences are less well-known than…