The previous post explained how late-stage VC’s and PE firms are increasingly working together with the CFO’s of their portfolio companies to drive value creation through financial and operational streamlining of their business. I explained in more detail how Amazon Web Services (AWS) enables CFO’s to use IT as a tool for financial streamlining by avoiding and reducing costs, moving assets off balance sheet and increasing Return on Assets and capital efficiency
It is well known that Cloud enables startups to launch with lower costs, get to market faster, and scale up more easily. In India, companies that have benefitted from Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Cloud include Inkfruit, PepperfryVserv, Redbus, Druva, eReasoning, and many more.
Cloud storage provides the ability for enterprises to store data in virtualized storage pools that are hosted by third parties. This data is always online and can be made accessible to users through various channels.
When talking to CXOs at a few medium to large enterprises about cloud, I was pleasantly surprised to see the changes in their concerns and queries over the last 2 years. Two years ago, the two most common questions I had to address were:
A few weeks ago, YourStory conducted a survey among startups around the country to understand how many startups are using cloud technologies to deploy and run their main product and learn more about how they use the cloud. Here’s a summary of what we found. We first asked startups if they were currently using a cloud technology [...] Read More
The next wave of computing is slowly surrounding us, and most of us are not even aware of it. So, I thought it would be a great idea to throw some more light on this quantum shift in computing. Sun Microsystems was founded with the premise ‘Network is the Computer’ – Sun will be cursing [...] Read More
Third-party market research report positions Trend Micro as the leading provider of cloud security software. Trend Micro, the global cloud security leader, is the major player leading the fast-growing Global Cloud Security Software market, according to TechNavio’sGlobal Cloud Security Software Market report. The current overall TechNavio estimate for the global cloud security software market was [...] Read More
This is Part 2 in my series of post on the topic of PaaS (Platform as a Service) and in this post I have covered why PaaS for enterprises is more than just DevOps and a larger “technology convergence” in the core “Software Engineering” area is leading this perfect storm called PaaS. The 1st part is: What [...] Read More
Entrepreneurs and Cloud enthusiasts at Cloud Conclave 2011 had every reason to be at Cloud Nine. The Lord of all things distributed had arrived to address them. Dr.Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com, began his key note address amidst an excited audience who gave him a welcome worthy of a rockstar. “We are still trying to [...] Read More
This is the 1st part of the multi-part series on ‘What is PaaS all about?’ Let’s start from seeing the “Platform” story prior to Cloud. Enterprise IT did a lot of heavy lifting. They hand crafted the platform by combining various products like App Servers, Web Servers, Databases, Middleware, Integration Servers, Portal Servers, Workflow Engines and [...] Read More