Snail Cloud Computing ?

Snail Cloud Computing ?

The adoption of any new innovation follows the same route, innovators, early adopters, the majority and finally laggards. As stated Geoffrey A. Moore in his book, Crossing the Chasm, the most difficult area is that ‘Chasm’ present for the discovery of innovation by early adopters. This phase may slow the adoption of any innovation from months to several years. This vulnerability is present for each innovation, each break. Cloud computing is no exception. Where are we? Exactly, I think that we are currently in this phase of Chasm, innovators have already implemented the Cloud and used it to build their competitive advantage. Some early adopters are in the process of adoption, but many are hesitant, groping … We are on the brink! The generalization of the Cloud, everywhere and for all is on hold, will it go to a snail’s pace to that of a supersonic? Innovation in Cloud Computing, part of changing the business model, is a such advantage that its adoption is inevitable, but, like any inovation, its adoption will go through these steps well known including the phase of doubt. Fast or slow adoption of cloud computing, what do you think? Innovators (2.25%); Early adopters (15%); Advanced majority (34%); Late majority (34%); Laggards...
How to start your Cloud Implementation : The Cloud Two Feet Strategy

How to start your Cloud Implementation : The Cloud Two Feet Strategy

Following a previous post, I am coming back on the Cloud Strategy. Cloud Computing implementation is a Key Question. 2011 will be the year 1 of the Cloud so how to deal with this ? Before describing my thought about Cloud Computing Implementation Strategy, just two or three points for precision. 1- I will focus on IT Infrastructure when I am talking about Cloud, I know you know my color ;), 2- I will describe a high level Strategy you have to adapt it for your context, 3- Analysts like Forrester said First Private Cloud likely to fail, for preventing this, I will give you some watching points.   What Is the Cloud Two Feet Strategy ? My proposal is the Cloud Two Feet Strategy. Are you walking ? I’m not kidding… any change starts with an unbalanced situation. The first step ! – One foot on the Private Cloud, Develop your Private Cloud to prepare the Big Switch as Nicholas Carr said. Start with a first project, it is not Private Cloud Big Day, it is for learning new Cloud skills, living day to day with Cloud. Start with a first simple app, non critical app, cool users and start experimenting ! – Second foot on the Public Cloud, Then, you can prepare the IT as a Commodity in the Public Cloud. Private Cloud to Public Cloud is written, no way it couldn’t happen. Stay zen, find a first project for helping your teams learning Cloud transformation.   How to implement this ? First step is for Private Cloud Implementation Second step to be sure you are preparing...
If the Private Cloud benefits the Public Cloud Economic Model?

If the Private Cloud benefits the Public Cloud Economic Model?

I added some elements of Cloud Computing economic model of  in a previous article to define Cloud Computing, Innovation in Cloud Computing is precisely its business model with the transformation of capital expenditures in operational expenditure. Is Capex vs. Opex  an innovation for a Private Cloud? How to make Private Cloud benefits from this innovation? Look first at the scenarios for different types of private cloud. What are the different cases, I found 3 scenarios: You make yourself a private cloud in your infrastructure, You build it with a partner in your infrastructure (in your Datacenter), You’re doing a Private Cloud with a partner (in its Datacenter). What are the details of these options for the establishment of an Infrastructure as a Service : 200 virtual machines, with a growth plan. Option 1 You build your private cloud in your infrastructure. It means that you can only benefit the model if the supplier allows a rental of your investment. The mesh of your rent could be quite important (probably the 200 vm) and no ability to vary downward. Option 2 A Partner installs an infrastructure Cloud in your Datacenter. This infrastructure can allow you to have a smaller mesh (eg for 50 vm) but can allow, under certain conditions, to vary the capacity to increase but more difficult to downward. Option 3 You are not in your infrastructure and you build a private cloud in a partner’s premises. Given its capacity for sharing, you enjoyed the full potential of Cloud. Billing for a vm, based on your needs to rise or fall. Find here after different scenarios. Option 3...
I Cloud, you Cloud, iCloud ?

I Cloud, you Cloud, iCloud ?

The cloud appeared in our collective vocabulary for over 4 years. Look at Google Trends as it is increasingly becoming a concern to all of us. All of us? To look closer, it is easy to see that classical players, even the most brilliant as Apple, are struggling to make the shift to Cloud Computing. Next Monday, June 6th, Apple will be announcing an entry into the world of Cloud Computing. This may seem late considering that the Cloud has been in the air since 2007. If it takes time, it may be that a move to Cloud Computing is difficult. Why is it so difficult? It is difficult for all classical actors, those that are not born with the Cloud because Cloud is an economic innovation which  completely changes the business model of these actors. Consider some examples: Microsoft is a software vendor (selling Windows for PC) to a software Service provider in the Cloud (Microsoft Live, Office 365). It is the same for hardware vendors. Whether EMC, IBM, HP or even Apple. The majority of their revenues are tied to product sales. Apple is no exception. Even if their products are very successful, they could lose their position if they are not related to Services in the Cloud. For Cloud players like Google, no change, just an extension of their expertise. The development of the Android and Chrome OS Platforms is oriented to facilitate access to the connected  world and then, to the Cloud… Google’s Cloud as a preferred one. I wish Apple to surprise us with a Cloud...