My watered down translation of Long Tail theory is simply the notion that the
aggregate sum of stuff buyers take in small, infrequent quantities will
invariably outstrip the aggregate sum of the most popular counterparts.
Research evidence is beginning to corroborate what we saw some three years
ago: There is a Long Tail in Cloud Computing. Consider some well accepted
research points from IDC and others of late:
The Cloud Computing market will hit USD $42 Billion by 2012 Of that, more
than 50% will comprise business process applications (the stuff we all use
daily to run companies big and small)
So, I can infer then that some $20 Billion will comprise the 2012 feed bag
from which all the little cloud computing piggies will line up at the trough
to consume. Not a bad market, from 10,000 feet away. But here's the thing.
The cloud computing market is already becoming pre... (more)
Gartner released five criteria to determine whether the pile you’ve been
sniffing is in fact what you think it is. In general, I think this type of
shoehorn analysis is dangerous because it never really goes deep enough. They
are invariably so nebulous that in some small way my hacker nephew could
probably qualify his College project. The problem with top down research like
this is that the devil is always in the details.
I took the liberty of regurgitating the list for you to peruse here:
Service-Based: Consumer concerns are abstracted from provider concerns
through service inte... (more)
I’ve been off the radar in recent weeks as things around 6fusion have been
busy, but few weeks ago we blogged about the Profiler application we’ve
been working on. I’ve just come up for a bit of air on the project but
while I was in the thick of things we unearthed an interesting sample of real
life, multi-faceted, cloud impact. I thought it was worth sharing and my IT
Director friend at the company I’m about to tell you about said it was ok
to share a tidbit with the world (Special thanks, S.).
Before I get into some of the details of this post, let me give you a little
Global utility computing enabler 6fusion has partnered with e-ternity
Business Continuity Consultants Inc. (e-ternity), to deliver its innovative
cloud computing platform and cloud ecosystem for the first time in Canada.
6fusion provide s IT Service Providers (ITSP), Independent Software Vendors
and enterprise customers with the ability to access computing resources
on-demand in order to “cloud-enable” software applications. The 6fusion
ecosystem includes data centers in Canada, the United States, and the
Caribbean, and boasts numerous cloud enabled applications that ITSP and
This is Part III in a series by 6fusion Co-founder and CEO John Cowan on the
emerging trend of Cloud Brokerage and the impact it will have on the
technology industry and markets. Be sure to check out Part I of the
series here and Part II here.
The feedback and fallout from Part II of this post has been quite
interesting. I thought for sure the bulk of the flack I would have to take
would be from the cloud vendor incumbents I said would be relegated to the
world of retail cloud business. But since I posted my perspective I’ve
found myself digging in to the nature of the Total A... (more)