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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

4 responses to “SaaS Vendors Target Enterprises Using Private Clouds”

  1. Graeme Thickins

    It’s interesting that, in the measurement of the whole cloud computing market — which is either a) huge, or b) huger, depending on whom you believe — that private clouds are not being included. I’ve seen that in the reccent Gartner forecast, and the same was done in a major academic white paper (the UC Berkeley RAD Lab paper from Feb ’09). “Private clouds” are being treated as a separate industry, it seems — or maybe that’s just because they will be very hard for anyone to quantify.

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    Graeme
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  2. Krishnan Subramanian

    Graeme, quantification is definitely an issue and a big chunk of purists still don’t want to associate “private clouds” within Cloud Computing because it is not a service tapped from a third party vendor. If one is going to still spend huge amounts of money on the infrastructure, it takes away one of the biggest benefits of cloud computing.

  3. Paul Quickenden

    Krish,

    I see this as very similar to what we discussed last week.

    Private clouds are a great compromise for corporates. When you couple the private service with the private network, then you get the opportunity for true end to end SLA’s to materialise.

    IMHO PaaS as a private cloud is a stretch, If i was a corporate i would want it either more vanilla (IaaS) so i can get the same as what i have now with the scale benefits or i would want the complete deal (SaaS) delivered to me.

    Cheers Paul

  4. Krishnan Subramanian

    Paul, I do agree with the possibility that PaaS as Private Clouds are a stretch. Since, I don’t have any idea about how exactly it is implemented, I am reserving my opinion on that. Hopefully, I get to see one such implementation before I make up my mind.