Tag Archives: SalesForce.com

The Pros and Cons of Private and Public PaaS

Agile Cloud DevelopmentI just returned from attending the Cloud Expo in New York City this week. The conference was dominated by private and hybrid cloud topics. There were several private Platform as a Service (PaaS) vendors attending whom I spent a great deal of time talking to as I walked the floor. It seems these days that many enterprises default to private and hybrid clouds and therefore insist on private PaaS as well. It is critical that consumers of PaaS services understand the pros and cons of both public and private PaaS before making a commitment to a PaaS deployment model. Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Private and Public PaaS

Cloud Performance – Learning from SalesForce.com

One of the concerns that many organizations have about putting business critical applications into public clouds is how to ensure the performance and delivered end user experience of those applications. This is an area where the cloud providers need to show some real leadership, and with the exception of SalesForce.com have not done so. Continue reading Cloud Performance – Learning from SalesForce.com

VMForce – Speculation on the new Salesforce.com and VMware alliance

On April 27th, Marc Benioff, chairman & CEO of salesforce.com, and Paul Maritz, president & CEO of VMware will make “an exciting joint product announcement on the future of cloud computing”. With a complete lack of knowledge of what is really going to get announced, here are some things that could get announced that would make this significant. There is a new web site, www.vmforce.com that invites anyone to sign up to be part of the announcement.  Continue reading VMForce – Speculation on the new Salesforce.com and VMware alliance