Software Pulse
August 25, 2010

Martin Harris7 Key Requirements for Private Clouds

Software vendors must be aware of the essential ingredients for successfully managing private clouds.

By Martin Harris, Platform Computing

While the IT industry, analysts, and media continue to debate, define, and document cloud computing, enterprise customers are already testing and deploying private clouds. By studying these successful early deployments, software vendors can better understand the key elements necessary to build and manage private clouds.

As a result of my own conversations with customers, industry analysts and partners, seven discussion points consistently surface as necessary elements to evolve internal infrastructures to a private cloud. This short list provides software vendors with insight on how to counsel their clients about the capabilities needed to successfully manage a private cloud environment.


New Webinar: Cloud To-Dos for ISVs’s MR Rangaswami and Kamesh Pemmaraju are joined by OpenQ’s CTO, Otavio Freire, and Ness Software Product Lab’s VP of Strategic Consulting, Neil Fox in a new webinar for software executives on September 16, 2010, at 11:00 AM EST. The discussion will cover the type of applications companies are moving to the cloud, the top barriers to cloud adoption and the top five implications and cloud to-dos for ISVs. Click here to register and find out more.

What Does It Take to Be a Thought Leader?

Britton Manasco

Britton Manasco of Manasco Marketing Partners discusses how to be a thought leader in this post to his Blog, From the Front.

OpenStack: Will It Prevent a Repeat of Mono Cultures?

Kamesh Pemmaraju

Kamesh Pemmaraju discusses OpenStack and the industry with Randy Bias, CEO of CloudScaling, in this post to his Blog, Leaders in the Cloud.

Capturing the World’s Emerging Middle Class

Multinational companies need new “scale at speed” approaches to penetrate the developing world’s increasingly prosperous consumer markets. Find out how in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.

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