My Colleague Steve Craggs on Patents and Cloud Computing

My Lustratus colleague Steve Craggs has been blogging about his concerns over patent cases for a long time. Here he is looking at a case going through the East Texas District Court that could have a significant impact on the adoption of cloud computing. I just hope Steve doesn’t get stopped for speeding in East Texas […]

It took Cordys 8 days to turn into a cloud computing vendor!

Attempting to classify and compare the various vendors in the various technical segments of the cloud computing market is tough. And if I’m honest I’m struggling with the shear volume of vendors that apparently have cloud propositions. I find it amazing that so many vendors/service providers have apparently architected and built specific solutions for this […]

Cloud Computing Wordle REV 4 – A list of Cloud Computing Vendors

Continuing the research I’ve documented in these pages… …I’ve either stumbled across, been gently reminded or have been actively asked to include specific vendors in the list of cloud computing vendors. So here’s REV 4.   The actual list of vendors is shown in the tag list below. Also included in the Wordle is a […]

Cloud Computing Market Segmentation – What is the role of the Channel? – Part 4

Continuing my quest to segment the cloud computing market, I’m now looking at the role a channel might play in cloud computing… …and I’m struggling a little to map the traditional channel role onto cloud. But here are my current thoughts. There are some obvious areas in the cloud taxonomy/segmentation that look like a good […]

Cloud Computing REPAMA – Taxonomy and the Role of Professional Services – Part 2

I’m continuing the REPAMA Segment Analysis Study into the Cloud Computing market attempting to arrive at a solid market segmentation and two things have become very clear. Firstly, every vendor with a remotely related proposition appears to have added the word “cloud” to their product name, presumably in an attempt to bask in the reflected […]

Updated Lustratus REPAMA Guide

Just a quick note to say that I’ve updated the Lustratus REPAMA Guide to version 1.1. I’ve added three more studies that have been part of our analysis for some time but hadn’t quite found their way into the guide. These are: Depositioning focus Differentiation strategy Perceived threat All of these studies are concerned with […]

TIBCO acquires DataSynapse

Well, well, well. TIBCO announced an interesting move yesterday. It has acquired DataSynapse in a cash transaction valuing DataSynapse at $28M. TIBCO calims that this will strengthen and compliment its distributed and cloud computing initiatives. We work for a lot of high-tech vendors and you get to know a lot of people and I have […]

A cloud computing wordle – a list of cloud computing vendors

I’m going to maintain a wordle of vendors that appear to have an association with cloud computing. I will add to this during the course of my research.  Here’s the first draft.   Click for a larger version. Initial vendors supplied courtesy of the good people at Opencrowd. Danny Goodall.