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John Gannon's Blog
How do you make money as a datacenter-focused cloud computing company? Aside
from the sale of compute capacity (a la Amazon or Rackspace), what are the
other revenue opportunities available? Here are some thoughts...
1. Management tools: The cloud hosters like Amazon are providing basic
management tools, but we can already see there is a proven market for
higher-order management and automation provided by companies like Rightscale
and 3Tera. There are also a variety of companies and products who have
figured out IT automation in the traditional datacenter (Blade... (more)
John Gannon's Blog
Cisco is getting into the server business, says NYTimes.com. One could
argue that the writing was on the wall when Cisco announced their Nexus
virtual switch platform complete with deep VMware networking integration, but
now there are few doubts that Cisco has clear designs on owning a huge
portion of the cloud computing market.
It is important to note that Cisco is not going to be getting into the box
business (a commodity business with low gross margins). They are going to
leverage their current architecture to build blade systems. These blades
are bound... (more)
Last night I spent a couple of hours going over our personal finances which
included me spending some time on the American Express customer portal.
Amex does a good job of letting you on their portal where you could be buying
to maximize your membership rewards points. They will often tell you things
like “Buy at FTD.com and earn double points” (I don’t know if FTD.com
is actually a partner, I’m just using this as an example). The airlines
do this as well, letting you earn points if you purchase online from certain
I think its great that Amex, the airlines, and whome... (more)
3Par, a Fremont, Calif.-based maker of storage arrays for data centers,
pre-announced lowered earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2009
yesterday, blaming, among other things, the fact that customers don’t have
access to the electricity needed to add 3Par gear to their data centers.
via Constrained Power Grids Zap Sales at 3Par.
I definitely feel bad for the 3PAR sales guys, that is a tough objection to