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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.

3 responses to “Developers Confirm That Cloud Computing And Mobile Platforms Are The Future”

  1. Leesa Maunders

    Borrowed time – that’s what any developer who isn’t embracing the cloud is living on. Frankly, if cloud-enabled applications are not on a developer’s roadmap, in around two to four years’ time their technology solutions will NOT survive.

    While the important factors when building applications remain constant: cost, functionality, security, integration and reliability, we’re finding that our developer (mainly independent software vendors) community’s end customers want to explore the cloud and understand how they can benefit from it. With more and more customers are adopting cloud-based services, this accelerating trend is not a good omen for developers whose businesses rely on the sale of on-premise applications.

    But a question we’re hearing a lot is: what are ISVs supposed to do in the meantime while facing a dilemma of maintaining profitability with on-premise applications, while embracing the cloud?

    For most ISVs, the majority of their revenues come from their existing ‘on-premise’ applications and customer demand for cloud-enabled offerings leaves them with something of a dilemma. They need to find a way to offer cloud-based and mobile solutions without compromising their existing on-premise products. However, it seems there is no way for ISVs to avoid building and managing what are effectively independent products for cloud and on-premise customers.

    What are they supposed to do – for the cloud and mobile devices, either they build an entirely new Cloud-based product from scratch or integrate with a Cloud platform such as Force.com (again with a separate code base).

    This is the kind of problem we’ve been thinking about at Magic Software (http://www.magicsoftware.com) and that is why we’ve designed uniPaaS to be the best and simplest toolset for ISVs who want to build applications that can be deployed both to the Cloud, on-premise and mobile from a single code base.

  2. Aditya T

    It is interesting to note that Developers, who are possibly the largest driving force in the IT workforce, are recognizing and embracing the transition.

  3. Venu

    hi editor,

    As a profession, I am Java/J2EE developer; and also I do freelance for PHP. As a programmer/developer; how the cloud computing will going to change my career. The cloud computing will be adopted by only large/medium/small scale companies Or also going to effect the freelancing/individual developers as well? I would like to upgrade my skills to sustain in cloud computing generation. Please suggest me how cloud computing is going to effect/improve my current job;

    Thanks in advance.
    Venu
    Epslon Technologies
    Hyderabad