IDG just published a very concise summary of some of the myths about cloud
computing that regularly do the rounds. Written by HP and Intel, it’s a
very quick read, but useful reminder of some of the key topics related to the
adoption of cloud computing.
Here are the main points:
Myth #1: The public cloud is the most inexpensive way to procure IT services
As our own analysis has shown, when your workloads are running constantly and
you already have a private cloud or data center, you’re better sticking
with what you have than moving to the cloud. One of the key benefits of the
cloud is flexibility and agility, not necessarily cost.
Myth #2: Baby steps in virtualization are the only way to reach the cloud
Not sure about this one. I wonder how many IT departments would really make
it a step-function move to virtualization without first moving a targeted
group or port... (more)
We are very proud to announce that Duolog Technologies have now made
available all of their products for hands-on evaluation on the Xuropa Demo
“The Socrates Lab on Xuropa puts our tools into the hands of our customers
within minutes. This has given users the ability to efficiently evaluate
Bitwise from the comfort of their desks,” said Ray Bulger, CEO of Duolog
Here’s a little background on each of the tools that you can try for
Socrates Bitwise: Effective HW/SW integration is one of the biggest
challenges facing System-on-Chip (SoC) develop... (more)
Oppenheimer analyst Tim Horan says Amazon’s cloud computing unit would be
better off as a publicly traded subsidiary.
Horan expects AWS revenues to grow from an estimated $2.1 Billion in 2012 (up
77%) to $10 Billion by 2016. Using Rackspace as a data point and
extrapolating from there, Horan estimates that AWS could have a market cap of
$101,000,000,000 by 2018.
The differences between customer base, channel, and market could not be more
stark when comparing AWS and Amazon retail, but there has been little
pressure to date to make any changes. With an estimated market share of ... (more)
According to Everything USB, “Dubbed SuperSpeed USB, USB 3.0 promises a
major leap forward in transfer speeds and capability, while maintaining
backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 devices.”
What are the differences with this release of the standard:
Higher transfer rates (up to 4.8Gbps) Increased maximum bus power New power
management features Full-duplex data transfers Support for new transfer types
Backward USB 2.0 compatibility New connectors and cables
So, if you were to design and verify a Superspeed USB 3.0 core on your next
chip integration. Where would you get your IP co... (more)
There’s an excellent discussion going on over on the Cloud Computing Google
Group about the pace of migration of traditional software to a SaaS model.
Here I recently went into some of the very real reasons why the migration is
slower than some would like, but didn’t really talk about the pace of
adoption. There are some numbers that make for some interesting analysis.
According to PwC, in 2009, the top 100 software vendors (traditional
non-SaaS) generated 3.7% of their revenues from SaaS in the US; and 1.1% of
their revenues from SaaS in Europe. In the same report, the US has a ... (more)