Tag Archives: Infrastructure As A Service

What Do “Clouds” Look Like in China?

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After having lived in China since May 2012, I’ve been fortunate to have met with the leaders of most multinational software companies, leaders of local firms as well as industry analysts. My inspiration for this blog is based on a conversation I had with a senior leader at a leading “cloud” provider. (more…)

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What Will the Software Industry Look Like in 3, 5, Even 10 Years From Now?

Recently Informatica’s Chairman and CEO Sohaib Abbasi was asked to provide commentary on the future of the software industry for SIIA’s annual Vision from the Top. The paper includes input from industry leaders from SIIA members such as Eloqua, GoodData, InsideView, Intuit, Marketo, Opsource, QlikView, Symantec and Xactly. In the the paper, he outlines how “the computer industry will be shaped by the current nexus of megatrends:  Cloud Computing, Social Computing and Mobile Computing.”

Here is Sohaib Abbasi’s answer to the question: “What will the software industry look like in 3, 5, even 10 years from now?” (more…)

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Informatica Recognized As One Of The 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors

This week ChannelWeb announced their 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors. As they note:

“What makes these 100 cloud vendors collected here so cool isn’t just the technology. These guys attack the cloud with a certain panache. A sort of swagger, if you will. They get the job done and they look good doing it.”

ChannelWeb divided the “Cool Cloud Computing Vendors” into five categories:

  • 20 Coolest Cloud Platform Vendors
  • 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors
  • 20 Coolest Cloud Productivity App Vendors
  • 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors
  • 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors

Informatica was recognized as a Cool Cloud Infrastructure Vendor. Here’s what they had to say: (more…)

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Informatica On Amazon EC2 – Why?

Last week we made a significant announcement relating to the availability of our flagship product “PowerCenter” on the Amazon EC2 infrastructure. Why?

The answer lies in the profound advancements that are happening in the area of “cloud infrastructure.”   For many years we have talked about running applications “on-premise” and “on-demand.”  Companies like Salesforce.com have pioneered the delivery of applications on their own infrastructure and we’ve become very familiar with the concept of software-as-a-service.  So where has Amazon come from? (more…)

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