By Jared Ruckle
Cloud Connect, last week in Santa Clara, offered an insightful look on the state of the industry, with perspectives from analysts, big name vendors, and startups. Here are a few things that caught our eye in the week that was.
The Enterprise Cloud Adoption Survey Summary from Everest Group. Done in conjunction with the organizers of Cloud Connect, the survey of 3 segments (cloud buyers, cloud service providers, and cloud advisors) offers a reality check on where the market is today, compared to the future-looking perspectives that are common in emerging spaces like this one. One of the more interesting highlights that mirrors our experience:
Public cloud providers may need to modify their communication on the cost benefits of adoption from a pure cost/unit conversation to one that is more focused around lower TCO and ROI
The findings also paint a positive picture for platform-as-a-service (PaaS), indicating that a strong majority of survey respondents are already using PaaS, or plan to in the near future. Check out the whole survey here.
Q&A with Joe Weinman of Telx. Against conventional wisdom, Joe has long predicted that hybrid clouds will be the eventual end state of cloud computing. Our own Richard Seroter catches up with Joe,...