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Tune into the Cloud: The Story So Far By @GregorPetri | @CloudExpo #Cloud

On how time to market – enabled by ever more productive cloud platforms – is ruling the battle for cloud dominance

In 2014 I started publishing my series of “Tune into the Cloud” columns on the Gartner Blog Network, below some of the highlights so far:

Something Got Me Started – Tune into: the need for speed

  • On how time to market – enabled by ever more productive cloud platforms – is ruling the battle for cloud dominance, and how virtual servers are increasingly becoming table stakes when it comes to cloud competition.
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

Thinking out (c)loud – Tune into: Cloud Migration?

  • On how  there may be considerable less love for “lift and shift” cloud migration than many in the industry may think.
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

Price Tag – Tune into: cloud margins.

  • On how  margins in the cloud are not necessarily lower, but significantly different and why traditional vendors are having such a hard time coping with this.
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

Cloud.forsale – Tune into: Cloud market Consolidation

  • On how the cloud market is transitioning to the next phase, pretty much exactly as visonairy Geoffrey Moore described it several decades ago in “Crossing the Chasm”
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

Atlantic Crossing – Tune into: Building specific solutions, not generic technology

  • On how prior to (and arguably also during and after) market consolidation,  building specific solutions that address specific problems a is the only way to gain a viable share of the market.
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

Hello World – Tune into: Coding

  • On how the next generation of workers to have any chance of a form of sustainable employment needs to move from “operating” to “instructing” computers
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

God is a DJ – Tune into: Cloud Services Brokering

  • On how IT departments and IT Vendors moving towards the cloud will need master making a living brokering others peoples IP, just like today’s generation of rockstar DJs
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

Dock of the Bay – Tune into: Containers

  • On how containers are claiming their palce in the cloud landscape and what old and new problems they are addressing
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

The Billionaire Boys Club – Tune into: Go TO Market Success

  • On how it is hard to predict a hit, both in the music and the cloud industry, but how a lean startup approach can help.
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

Locked out of Heaven – Tune Into: Cloud Lock-out

  • On how the risk of vendor fall-out and contract breach in the cloud can be much more immediate then in traditional IT
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

Blow – Tune into: Putting customers first

  • On how not all cloud offerings (nor their vendors) are created equal when it comes to (contract) flexibility and elasticity
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

Alors On Dance – Tune Into: Collaborative Development

  • On how smart cloud providers start with simple but rock solid functions that then are rapidly turned into new value added services
    GBNTitC In – Sptf

And then there were Three… – Tune into: Software Defined Networking

  • On how Software Defined Networking makes the network the third programmatically controllable resource 0 next to compute and storage – in cloud infrastructure
    GBNTitCIn – Sptf

More to come in upcoming months all to be published first at the GBN (Gartner Blog Network) and rapidly after here:

The official Tune into the Cloud Playlist

More Stories By Gregor Petri

Gregor Petri is a regular expert or keynote speaker at industry events throughout Europe and wrote the cloud primer “Shedding Light on Cloud Computing”. He was also a columnist at ITSM Portal, contributing author to the Dutch “Over Cloud Computing” book, member of the Computable expert panel and his LeanITmanager blog is syndicated across many sites worldwide. Gregor was named by Cloud Computing Journal as one of The Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing.

Follow him on Twitter @GregorPetri or read his blog at blog.gregorpetri.com

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