Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: William Schmarzo, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Kevin Jackson, Pat Romanski

Related Topics: @CloudExpo, IBM Cloud, Recurring Revenue, Log Management

@CloudExpo: Blog Feed Post

Les grands acteurs de l’informatique disent ... oui au Cloud Computing : quelques exemples concrets, en France.

2010 - 2020 : la décennie Cloud Computing s’ouvre en fanfare !

2010 - 2020 : la décennie Cloud Computing s’ouvre en fanfare !

Il n’y a plus un seul grand fournisseur qui ne proclame pas que le Cloud Computing est un élément clef de sa stratégie ; ce n’est pas moi qui vais m’en plaindre !

J’avais été sévère, il y a quelques semaines, avec les annonces Cloud de Microsoft et SAP. Ce sont les deux fournisseurs mondiaux qui ont le plus à perdre si les entreprises migrent massivement vers des solutions Cloud Computing ... ce qui va se produire dans la décennie qui démarre.

Birds cloud migration Je vous propose de passer en revue quelques entreprises clefs du secteur informatique avec qui je collabore.
Toutes ces entreprises vont, sérieusement, stratégiquement et rapidement vers des solutions Cloud Computing et SaaS.

Ce sont tous des entreprises «historiques», nées bien avant le Cloud, oui, mais elles sont en train de prendre les «bonnes» décisions qui leur permettront de continuer à jouer un rôle important dans la décennie Cloud.

Pour éviter les susceptibilités, je les cite par ordre alphabétique.


CA : Computer Associates

Computer Associates (plus de 4 milliards de dollars de CA en 2009) est avant tout un éditeur de logiciels de gestion d’infrastructures. Au lieu de considérer le Cloud Computing comme une menace, ils ont choisi d’accompagner le mouvement en aidant leurs clients, en priorité de grandes entreprises, à gérer une migration ordonnée vers des solutions Cloud en complément des infrastructures existantes.

CA cloud academy LinkedIn En ce début d’année, le nouveau directeur marketing de CA a pris la décision de lancer une «Cloud Academy» (mêmes initiales !).  Amazon, CapGemini et Revevol sont les trois partenaires choisis par CA pour animer les conférences qui seront organisées au cours de l’année 2010 dans le cadre de ce programme. La première session, à laquelle je participe, aura lieu le 17 février.

Si vous êtes sur le réseau social LinkedIn, vous pouvez rejoindre le groupe «Computer Academy France».

 


HP

Mark Hurd, CEO de HP, croit au Cloud, mais ... prudemment !
Dans un entretien récent, il a clairement indiqué que le Cloud était un mouvement majeur, et qu’HP souhaitait y jouer un rôle important.

Rebecca Lawson, HP Cloud worldwide Nous en avons vu une illustration cette semaine à Paris. La tournée mondiale, «Realize the future», y a fait escale le jeudi 21 janvier ; plus de 1 000 personnes assistaient à cet événement et le Cloud Computing était l’un des thèmes forts de la journée.

Rebecca Lawson, «Director, Worldwide Cloud Service initiatives», a fait une brillante présentation de la stratégie HP qui sépare clairement les Cloud publics et privés, mais en jouant sur leur complémentarité.

J’avais eu avant plusieurs entretiens avec des dirigeants HP France pour définir une possible collaboration.


IBM

100 milliards de dollars de CA en 2009 ; IBM reste la première entreprise mondiale en informatique. Bravo pour une entreprise centenaire qui a pris le nom IBM en 1924.

Très rares sont les entreprises informatiques qui ont su s’adapter comme l’a fait IBM pour rester compétitives.
IBM a bien compris l’importance du Cloud Computing. Lors de LotusSphere 2010, IBM a annoncé que Panasonic allait migrer, progressivement, 300 000 personnes sur le «Cloud» avec LotusLive, en substitution de Microsoft Exchange.

LOGO club alliances solution as a service Il y a plus de 3 ans déjà, Loic Simon a créé au sein d’IBM le «Club Alliances» pour aider les éditeurs de logiciels à préparer leur migration vers les solutions SaaS et Cloud.

Forum SaaS & Cloud IBM J’aurai l’honneur d’être, avec Loic Simon, le «keynote» speaker du prochain forum de ce club, vendredi 5 février toute la journée. La participation à ce forum est ouverte à tous, et gratuite, sous réserve du nombre de places disponibles dans la salle de conférence ! Ce forum est en priorité destiné aux éditeurs et professionnels de l’informatique, mais DSI et responsables informatiques y seront les bienvenus.


Oracle

Oracle Ellison on Cloud Larry Ellison, CEO de Oracle, est célèbre pour ses critiques du Cloud Computing. Lors d’un long entretien au «Churchill Club», il a fait rire la salle aux dépens du Cloud ; à écouter à partir de la minute 45 de cette longue vidéo.Cela ne l’a pas empêché d’investir personnellement dans Salesforce (en revendant ses titres, il a multiplié son investissement initial par 50 !) et dans NetSuite, deux des grands acteurs du Software as a Service.

Sur le terrain, Oracle prend aussi le chemin du Cloud et du SaaS.

Oracle CRM on demand Oracle m’avait invité le 1er décembre à animer la conférence introductive lors d’un diner «VIP» chez Guy Savoy (mémorable diner, pantagruélique !) pour parler de leurs solutions Cloud Computing dans le domaine du «CRM On demand».
Oracle est aussi le distributeur de la solution CRM traditionnelle Siebel ; sans trahir de secrets, je peux confirmer que c’est l’offre On Demand qui représente l’essentiel des nouvelles ventes dans le domaine du CRM.


Unisys

J’avais déjà parlé, positivement, d’Unisys et de sa stratégie Cloud, dans mon compte rendu de la conférence Cloud Computing de San Francisco, en novembre 2009.

Unisys St Paul view Comme beaucoup d’autres acteurs historiques, Unisys met l’accent sur la complémentarité des Cloud privés et publics, ce qui est logique quand on sait que l’essentiel de ses clients sont de grandes entreprises dans des secteurs transport et finances.

Unisys France n’est pas en reste dans ce domaine ; ils m’ont invité à présenter les évolutions du Cloud Computing lors d’une conférence pour responsables informatiques, du 8 au 10 mars, dans leur magnifique centre de séminaires de Saint-Paul-de-Vence, près de Nice.


2010, an 1 de la décennie Cloud Computing !

En l’espace de quelques mois, toutes les entreprises que j’ai cité, et d’autres dont je ne peux pas encore parler, ont décidé, en France, de mener des actions de sensibilisation et de marketing autour de leurs offres Cloud Computing.

Steeple chase C’est un signe qui ne trompe pas ; elles ont toutes compris qu’il était pour elles prioritaire de se positionner très vite dans ce domaine.

CA, HP, IBM, Oracle, Unisys d’un coté, Amazon, Salesforce et Google de l’autre ! Les historiques contre les natifs : on se prépare à dix années passionnantes et bénéfiques pour les entreprises clientes.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Louis Nauges

Louis Naugès is Founder & President of Revevol, the first European Consulting organization 100% dedicated to SaaS and Cloud Computing. He has 30 years of IT experience. Very few people in Europe have his knowledge and expertise in Cloud & SaaS technologies and applications. He works directly with CIOs of very large organizations. Revevol is the first EMEA distributor of Google Apps and the largest worldwide organization deploying Google Apps is one of Revevol's clients.

@CloudExpo Stories
"Storpool does only block-level storage so we do one thing extremely well. The growth in data is what drives the move to software-defined technologies in general and software-defined storage," explained Boyan Ivanov, CEO and co-founder at StorPool, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Sometimes I write a blog just to formulate and organize a point of view, and I think it’s time that I pull together the bounty of excellent information about Machine Learning. This is a topic with which business leaders must become comfortable, especially tomorrow’s business leaders (tip for my next semester University of San Francisco business students!). Machine learning is a key capability that will help organizations drive optimization and monetization opportunities, and there have been some...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, provided a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to oper...
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, discussed how data centers of the future will be managed, how the p...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory? In her Day 2 Keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Aruna Ravichandran, VP, DevOps Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies, was jo...
As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, provided some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the datacent...
Blockchain. A day doesn’t seem to go by without seeing articles and discussions about the technology. According to PwC executive Seamus Cushley, approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just last year. In Gartner’s recent hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchain is approaching the peak. It is considered by Gartner as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.’ While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality’ discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is b...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the b...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable?Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, answered these questions and demonstrated techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and co...
The use of containers by developers -- and now increasingly IT operators -- has grown from infatuation to deep and abiding love. But as with any long-term affair, the honeymoon soon leads to needing to live well together ... and maybe even getting some relationship help along the way. And so it goes with container orchestration and automation solutions, which are rapidly emerging as the means to maintain the bliss between rapid container adoption and broad container use among multiple cloud host...
The cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk failure. The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including how easy it is to get there. Migrating...
Imagine if you will, a retail floor so densely packed with sensors that they can pick up the movements of insects scurrying across a store aisle. Or a component of a piece of factory equipment so well-instrumented that its digital twin provides resolution down to the micrometer.
The need for greater agility and scalability necessitated the digital transformation in the form of following equation: monolithic to microservices to serverless architecture (FaaS). To keep up with the cut-throat competition, the organisations need to update their technology stack to make software development their differentiating factor. Thus microservices architecture emerged as a potential method to provide development teams with greater flexibility and other advantages, such as the abili...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settle...
Product connectivity goes hand and hand these days with increased use of personal data. New IoT devices are becoming more personalized than ever before. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Nicolas Fierro, CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, will discuss how in order to protect your data and privacy, IoT applications need to embrace Blockchain technology for a new level of product security never before seen - or needed.
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...