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Dominant Player in Cloud Computing?  

Read Write Web makes a study at Cloud Computing and analyzes the future leader in this area. Interesting Read.

In a way, this runs against the grain of existing technology landscape and our history with successful innovations. Maybe that is why we love the idea of the cloud itself?

It’s too big to own: One big reason to doubt a single dominant force in the cloud is that it feels like owning the Internet. Even Cisco with its strengths can’t make such a claim. Perhaps the cloud is the perfect market, where the barriers of entry are low enough that continual evolution will occur.
It’s a movement, not a layer: Another argument against the cloud having a dominant player is its fuzzy definition. There are many parts and pieces to it, and it’s not clear today what it would mean to “win” the cloud computing market.

Portability will keep vendors in check: If customers demand solutions where they can move from vendor to vendor freely, it will impact the landscape. Companies with cloud solutions in the marketplace could be required by these customers to remove barriers to moving data and services between different entities. Additionally, standards and best practices may emerge that allow companies and individuals to move freely between providers. In this world, it will become a fluid market that prevents vendor lock and promotes pricing and trust as brand differentiators.

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Written by Guru Kirthigavasan

February 17th, 2010 at 2:18 am

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  1. I would disagree with the above. On the net, success is all about visibility. Its hard to get the kind of visibility big players like Google and Microsoft have. Smaller players have a better chance serving specific niches.

  2. Do you think BI on Cloud would be next in thing as most companies are reluctant about data security.


    19 Apr 10 at 12:05 am

  3. Hello,

    This article seems a bit optimistic to me when speaking about interoperability. I think the cloud has more chance to deliver the same issues as today, because it won’t change a lot from today. For example, if you own a SQL Server 2008 product, the only difference is that you will be able to increase ressources more easily on a cloud than on a non-cloud. But I can’t imagine that you’ll migrate from SQL Server to Oracle (& vice versa) more easily than today.

    a+, =)


    26 Apr 10 at 6:49 am

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  5. In the awesome pattern of things you actually secure an A just for hard work. Where exactly you lost us was in the specifics. As it is said, details make or break the argument.. And it couldn’t be more accurate here. Having said that, allow me reveal to you what exactly did work. Your writing is actually highly persuasive which is most likely the reason why I am making the effort to opine. I do not make it a regular habit of doing that. Second, even though I can see a jumps in reason you make, I am not necessarily confident of just how you appear to unite your ideas which inturn help to make the actual final result. For right now I will yield to your point but hope in the future you actually link your dots better.


    19 Apr 11 at 4:46 pm

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