SaaS & Cloud Articles

Executive Summary AWS has added to its partnership stable with larger consulting companies for SAP. These large consulting companies have had a habit of high-cost implementations. Introduction A primary benefit of using cloud services is that the costs are transparent and it gives more control ...
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Executive Summary AWS created a presentation to show the relationship with SAP. How much of the information provided around the co-interests of SAP and AWS are true? Introduction One of the most interesting developments in public cloud is how the public cloud service providers like ...
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Executive Summary Commercial software vendors trump up their IP, but they attempt to charge multiple times for the same IP. In this article, we cover how they both take IP from the public domain and double and triple charge customers. Introduction The original proposal around commercial ...
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Executive Summary IBM purchased Red Hat, however, how real will the benefits be for IBM customers. In this article, we separate the fluff from the reality if Open Shift and IBM. Introduction There is a great amount of coverage of the IBM purchase of Red ...
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Executive Summary The different hardware modalities can, in theory, be tied together. One of the answers is Kubernetes, but this article explains why this is an oversimplification. Introduction Up to this point, we have covered the four major hardware modalities. However, the natural question after ...
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Executive Summary Exadata is central to Oracle's cloud strategy. Learn why this is a serious problem as Oracle is betting on proprietary designs to defeat open source. Introduction There are four different hardware types/modalities. These are: On-premises proprietary servers (which tend to be purchased from ...
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Executive Summary Oracle has made a major commitment to appliances after their acquisition of Sun. Find out how much sense these appliances like Exadata make to use. Introduction There are four different hardware types/modalities. These are: On-premises proprietary servers (which tend to be purchased from ...
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Executive Summary Mainframes have cost advantages over on-premise servers. The reason for this is that an entity requires very significant numbers of servers to manage them effectively. Introduction There are many advantages of mainframes, one being costs versus most proprietary on-premises servers. What is undiscussed on ...
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Executive Summary Mainframes are engineered systems designed to run at high utilization without virtualization. Mainframes are designed to meet four distinct design objectives. Introduction In order to understand the reason why AWS and Google Cloud can attain such advantages versus on-premises servers, it is necessary ...
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Executive Summary It is commonly presented that mainframes are old technology compared to servers. Why this presentation of mainframes is incorrect. Now that we have established that the term client-server is not a good descriptor for on-premises servers, it turns out that the term mainframe ...
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Executive Summary The current proprietary on-premise server environment grew out of mainframes. This article tells this story. We are at a historically important crossroads in the history of IT. This is because IT is in several important ways going back to its origins. What we ...
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Executive Summary Proprietary on-premises servers are the most popular category of computers that serve other computers. This article covers how on proprietary on-premises servers work. Introduction The largest category of server computer hardware is on premises proprietary servers, the types sold by HPE, Lenovo and ...
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Executive Summary Commercial vendors receive extremely biased coverage when announcing embracing the cloud. Why there is so little in the way of realistic analysis of vendor announcements. Introduction When a commercial vendor embraces an open source project, it often makes the news. The commercial vendor ...
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Executive Summary Lock in is a big part of enterprise software. Open source reduces lock-in, and cloud services can also reduce lock-in, but the story gets a bit complicated. Introduction In each case, when a commercial vendor acquires either open source or something based upon ...
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Executive Summary IBM made what was suppose to be a strategic acquisition with Softlayer. We cover what happened with this acquisition. Introduction AWS and Google Cloud focus on driving internal efficiencies make it very difficult for the mega-vendors like Oracle, SAP, IBM, and Microsoft to ...
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