Let my people go… (continues)

In my “part 1″ I was going over EMC transformation as it slices its organization, especially in the infrastructure layers, positioning for success. The primary reason for such transformation is inevitable changes that are coming in the next 5 years where software will eat the commodity hardware and overall infrastructure for lunch. This is a great signal for other organization in the infrastructure space to Continue reading

Let my people go…

EMC and VMWare finally came to agreement that it is time to unlock their new generation products from the heavy guys like EMC and VMWare and let them go.

Who are they?“Pivotal Initiative for developing cloud and big data technology as a separate organization, and it is open to the possibility of that organization having its own IPO someday.”

What are they consist of? Continue reading

Cloud For Sale

With growing popularity of the cloud offerings *aaS there is also a growing demand and there for market opportunity for the Cloud Estate Agencies to start emerging that will act as brokers selling cloud services owned by the actual providers. Such brokers references as Cloud services brokerage (CSB).

CBS is an IT role and business model in which a company or other entity adds value to one or more (public or private) cloud services on behalf of one or more consumers of that service via three primary roles including aggregation, integration and customization brokerage. A CSB enabler provides technology to implement CSB, and a CSB provider offers combined technology, people and methodologies to implement and manage CSB-related projects.

It is a growing opportunity from “Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) Market worth $10.5 Billion by 2018″ (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cloud-services-brokerage-csb-market-worth-105-billion-by-2018-198422911.html). The market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46.2%. The global cloud services brokerage (CSB) market is expected to reach $10.5bn by 2018, rising from $1.57bn in 2013, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets. The market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46.2% between 2013 to 2018.

But this does come with the level of complexity that captured in the following Gartner analysis http://thisiswhatgoodlookslike.com/2012/07/15/gartner-research-note-sets-out-how-the-cloud-services-brokerage-market-will-grow/ of the space.