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Larry Carvalho

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Microsoft held a Build conference targeting developers and showed significant their cloud capabilities. This note summarizes their strengths and challenges. When you think of IT vendors and cloud computing, companies like Amazon and Google first come to mind because they are very succ...
Cloud solutions are evolving rapidly with users eager to easily leverage the underlying infrastructure. Platform as a Service (PaaS) is one option that help developers meet their needs. Typical cloud computing conferences feature a large contingent of pay-to-pay sponsors who are look...
TIBCO is traditionally known for its leadership in integration and is now expanding into a number of new areas through acquisitions as well as building new capabilities. This post is to analyze their products based on attendance to their annual TUCON conference. Making decisions in a...
The largest vendor conference had a lot of interesting announcements. Attendee expectations were exceeded due to the content that was not focussed just on technical aspects of Salesforce. Having been a pleased Salesforce user for a few years, I was looking forward to attending the co...
I recently participated in a panel discussion, titled: “Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) endgame – commoditizing the data center” at the GigaOM Structure 2012 Conference. While software is definitely defining the use of IaaS through Platform as a Service (PaaS), the underlying need f...
Integrated solutions are a must of you are a large technology company as it helps CIOs focus on innovation instead of IT maintenance. Several companies are building automation into their tools to deliver a robust solution to optimize IT development and delivery.
Jobs is still the top priority among a large segment of the population and its use in future projections needs to be well understood by those making decisions
Cloud Computing is opening up new avenues to analyze large amounts of data by making solutions economically feasible. This results in enabling challenged entities to build solutions with the goal to reach different outcomes like improve transportation and reduce fraud. Multiple solut...
While large enterprises have a many barriers to cloud adoption, small businesses have a lower barrier. Small businesses run on the trust factor without involving an army of lawyers that they cannot afford. This is one of the leading reasons why the rate of cloud computing adoption is...
Vendor lock-in is one of the strong objections of cloud computing and open source is changing that perception. HP and Microsoft fall under the category of major enterprise technology providers along with Cisco, IBM, Oracle, SAP and VMWare/EMC. With an eye on projected cloud computing ...
Most cloud benefits are focused on large companies but this is an example of a small startup leveraging Cloud Computing to harvest complete benefits. A lot has been talked about upcoming information technology delivery trends and its effect on the innovative start-up solutions. Mark ...
End-to-end solutions have been sold for a very long time bringing the best of hardware, software, hosting and services to enable customers solve the most complex problems. The emergence of cloud services drastically changes the potential value to customers in terms of speed and cost. ...
Cloud Workshops, Cloud Computing Bootcamps, Cloud Expo, CloudCamps and an Amazon Summit are all planned on the East coast this June
Top technology companies with wide portfolios have a unique challenge to coordinate their efforts among business units to put a single message forward to customers for cloud computing solutions. Social networking can be leveraged to bring together employees from business units with di...
At the end of the year, there are a number of predictions from various analyst firms peering into the next year. Since the content and goal of each of these predictions vary by analyst, the items listed need a little more inspection to find overlap, As would be expected, halfome of the...
Cloud computing is being influenced by consumer and very large cloud implementation examples – by user experience and innovative cloud architecture respectively. Enterprises could be led to leverage Amazon by some high profile example of success like Netflix described here. A lot of f...
In the aerospace industry, two huge product delays recently cost Airbus (A380) and Boeing (787) billions of dollars. The biggest issue faced were the challenges encountered in integrating products from a myriad of suppliers into one highly tested and reliable airplane. Components like ...
An underlying principle of cloud solutions is that they need to function in an always connected environment. However, due consideration needs to be made in how to function in a disconnected scenario. Recently I was having a conversation with Jeremy Geelan on Skype, sharing screens on...
The security capabilities that Intel just acquired from McAfee can help them create game changing solutions for the cloud computing market. It took me a while to digest Intel’s acquisition of McAfee. Other than giving Intel an opportunity to improve the desktop architecture by integra...
During the last few weeks I met quite a few Systems Integrators (SIs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) during the Cloud Expo at Prague and when visiting India/Dubai. I had good discussions about their strategy and objectives moving forward in the next few years. Here are some ob...
A lot of vendors are announcing “cloud washed” solutions that is just adding to the hype in this nascent technology. It also adds to customer cynicism on what really makes is a cloud solution? I see an increasing number of ISV’s say we have a cloud enabled solution. Sometimes it is jus...
By IaaS, I meant Integration as a Service not Infrastructure as a Service. Now that I got your attention let's continue! After my blog: “Cloud Computing Connections - It's All About Plumbing”, I did a deeper dive into cloud integration challenges. Does the much ballyhooed term of “Int...
How is Apple’s success influencing the future of computing? Force.com and Google Apps now have marketplaces similar to the Apple App store whose target is businesses not consumers. You will get very few of these free or something that costs just a couple of bucks. These apps usually th...