In a recent interview, Sajai Krishnan, CEO of Parascale made some interesting
observations about the needs of the cloud storage marketplace and how the
offerings from Parascale met them.
Krishnan gives us his perspective of the cloud storage market and current
opportunities in that space, primarily helping service providers build their
own cloud storage offering to retain customers who might otherwise look to
We welcome competition in this space.
While we agree with his assessment of the market, there are four claims that
deserve a fact check:
CLAIM #1: “.. in terms of a cloud storage software solution, “pretty
much” we are the only game in town”
CLAIM #2: “…yes we do S3-type or REST protocols…”
CLAIM #3: Krishnan claims his focus is on service providers
CLAIM #4: Krishnan states that hosting providers will have to deploy cloud
storage solutions to take on... (more)
Many Cloud Computing pundits have predicted that the early adopters will be
largely comprised of small and mid-sized businesses.
Some new data from Forrester suggests that won't be the case.
According to Forrester's Frank E. Gillett in Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong
About Cloud IaaS, one out of four large companies plan to use an external
provider soon, or have already employed one. Furthermore, we learn that 33
per cent of large companies plan to use a service provider for
Infrastructure-as-a-Service, while just 24 per cent want to run their own
The question is ... (more)
Too many think of cloud storage as just another or the next type of
storage. As usual with this view, it is associated with a view that the
"next" storage type is bigger, faster and cheaper. Because each generation
of storage is always bigger, faster and cheaper. As such, proponents of
this view generally believe that access via traditional approaches, like
WebDAV, NFS, cifs and others, is a critical capability. Some may even argue
that Web Services APIs are not the critical differentiation of Cloud
Storage. We disagree.
Cloud storage is a radical change. It enables new app... (more)
Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Mezeo Software launched the Cloud Storage Strategy monthly newsletter.
Sponsored by Mezeo, the Cloud Storage Strategy newsletter and blog focus on
Cloud Storage insights and observations from industry thought leaders.
The Business Model Toolkit helps Service Providers assess the benefits and
costs of entering the Cloud Storage Market. The Model uses inputs to present
a sample business model and calculate potential return on investment from
offering a Cloud Storage service.
Steve Lesem, CEO of Mezeo Software, explains that his ultimate goal for the
Gray Hall offers his insights about the critically important question we’re
asking: how will cloud computing disrupt your business model? We start by
defining a basic yet useful framework for understanding business models; this
framework applies to businesses of all types and is adapted from Wikipedia .
We’ll look at causes and types of disruption, keeping in mind that
disruption can produce both positive and negative change. We’ll also tell
you where the money is - i.e., the areas which offer the most promise in
terms of business opportunity and profit.
In his introductory post... (more)