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Personal Cloud Meeting at IIW

We had an excellent brainstorming meeting on Personal Clouds at IIW yesterday. About 20 people showed up to discuss their views on Personal Clouds: what they are and aren't, what they need to do, will do in the future, and what they can't and shouldn't do. I was really surprised by how much agreement there…

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…

Three Questions with PaaS Vendor AppHarbor

The Platform-as-a-Service market is still in its infancy; however, just like developer platforms such as Win32 or LAMP in the past, it will only gain in importance. I thought it would be helpful to collect perspectives from some of the leading PaaS companies, by asking them some key questions about the state of the market…

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…