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VMware confirms public cloud plans via Twitter -- then backtracks

March 11th, 2013

The infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market is already packed with a variety of providers, though, most notably Amazon Web Services, along with a bevy of competitors like Rackspace, Joyent, Terremark, HP, Google and Savvis, just to name a few. Read More ›

Bring On The Platform Wars!

March 9th, 2013

Nowadays, though, while the tools and technologies we use have improved enormously…imagine, God forbid, that you’re building some sort of web service. Should you use Ruby on Rails? Node.js? Python and Django? PHP and Drupal? .NET? Any of the panoply of Java servers? Something new and cool like Go or Scala? And how/where will you host your code? Amazon? Heroku? App Engine? Joyent? EngineYard? Force.com? How about your app? You’ll have an app, right? On which platforms? Native code? Hybrid… Read More ›

The Hadoop ecosystem: the (welcome) elephant in the room

March 5th, 2013

How big an impact has Hadoop had on the technology world? Check out our infographic on the reach of the most important big data tool of our time. Read More ›

The Real Market Size of Public Cloud Services

March 4th, 2013

This includes core infrastructure, storage and other related infrastructure. Amazon.com by far the leader in this space is estimated to have a revenue between $3.5 and $4B this year. Rackspace made a little over $1B in total revenue of which about $350 mi is estimated to be cloud revenue. There are other similar players like GoGrid, Saavis, Joyent etc. We can estimate this IaaS market to be about $5-6B in size. The long tail in this case is not statistically significant as there are a finite… Read More ›

If You Can't IPO, Telefonica Might Help

February 25th, 2013

On February 12, I interviewed Telefonica Digital’s Director of Investments, Tracy Isacke. As she explained, she is originally from the UK and lived in Italy and Israel before a career in sales at Xerox. Now her job is to “meet, advise, invest in and acquire start-ups from Silicon Valley, Israel, Europe, Latin and South America.” She led the acquisitions of TokBox and Jajah, and investments in Joyent, Boku, Addfleet, and Everything.me. Read More ›

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