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Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is proving to be both a threat and an opportunity for technology vendors and CIOs. MGI's coverage of cloud computing  dispels the myths surrounding cloud computing and highlights the benefits, risks and impact on IT spending. 

Current key issues covered by MGI Research in Cloud Computing include, but are not limited to:

  • Who are the winners and losers of cloud computing?
  • What are the economics of cloud computing?
  • What new business models are enabled by the cloud?
  • What are the trade-offs of the various cloud computing architectures?
  • What role will frameworks play in adoption of cloud computing?
  • What are the limitations of cloud computing – is it a zero-sum game for the IT industry?
Research coverage focuses on cloud computing trends for infrastructure, platform, application and tool providers. Companies covered include  Rackspace, Salesforce.com, Google, Akamai and many others - established and emerging, public and private. 

OpenStack - Opportunities, Myths and Threats

Is OpenStack going to sideline VMware and other proprietary private cloud technologies? Will the increasing adoption of OpenStack crimp the growth trajectory for Amazon Web Services public cloud offering? What are the opportunities and risks for enterprises looking to leverage open source cloud initiatives like OpenStack?

Private Clouds, OpenStack, and Amazon Co-Existence - 20 Questions with Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos

Marten Mickos - CEO of EucalyptusAs CEO of MySQL, industry iconoclast Marten Mickos built the second largest open source company before selling it to Sun Microsystems. His latest venture, Eucalyptus Systems, promises to bring the power of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the private cloud. To shed light on the future of cloud computing, on the use cases for private, public and hybrid clouds, and to share his views on the evolution of OpenStack, we invited the CEO of Eucalyptus Marten Mickos for 20 Questions – an MGI Research Interview Series with leading technology industry executives, innovators, and investors.

Marten Mickos Bio

Marten Mickos is the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. A veteran of open source, infrastructure software and global businesses, he previously was the CEO of MySQL AB where he grew the company from garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition of MySQL AB by Sun Microsystems, Marten served as the SVP of Sun Database Group. Marten Mickos holds a M.Sc. in technical physics from Helsinki University of Technology in his native Finland. He is a member of the board of directors of Nokia.

 

The Scale Out Hipsters of OpenStack - Conversation with Piston Cloud CEO Jim Morrisroe

Since its inception in July 2010, OpenStack has emerged as the leading open source cloud software alternative to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a common platform for cloud hardware management. More than 150 companies have pledged support for OpenStack, including San Francisco-based Piston Cloud, which was founded by key members of the NASA and Rackspace teams that conceived of OpenStack. To give us insight into the dynamics of OpenStack, the benefit of scale-out architecture, and its potential as a next generation cloud operating system we invited Piston Cloud CEO Jim Morrisroe to join us for 20 Questions – an MGI Research Interview Series with leading technology industry executives, innovators, and investors.
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PaaS in Depth: 20 Questions with Paul Fremantle - CTO of WS02


Paul Framntle - CTO and Co-Founder of WSO2In this in-depth conversation, Paul Fremantle - one of the best known middleware innovators and gurus, shares his take on PaaS - the new middleware in the Cloud. Topics covered include:

  • Who are the winners and losers of cloud computing?
  • What new business models are enabled by the cloud?
  • What are the trade-offs of the various cloud computing architectures?
  • What are the economics of cloud computing?
  • Is cloud computing a zero-sum game for the IT industry?
  • Who are the emerging leaders of PaaS?
  • How will cloud middleware evolve?
  • What are the hidden benefits and unforeseen risks of PaaS?
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Defining PaaS - 20 Questions with CEO of Apprenda Sinclair Schuller

Platform as a Service (“PaaS”) is steadily gaining momentum. Yet, the definition and economic rationale for PaaS are still evolving. Users still struggle with issues such as understanding PaaS benefits, different flavors of PaaS and the appropriate sweet spots where PaaS is a must-have ingredient. To explore some of these questions, we have invited Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuller to join us for 20 Questions – an MGI Research Interview Series with leading technology industry executives, innovators, and investors. During this session, Sinclair shared his perspective on a broad set of PaaS issues and talked about what it takes to be successful as a supplier of PaaS tools and technologies.
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