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Simon Wardley's Explanation For Cloud Computing Influence To The Hosted Services
09 August 2011
Simon Wardley, a CSC’s Leading Edge Forum researcher, gave the opening address at HostingCon 2011 in the presentation named “Situation Normal, Everything Must Change.” He was the one who attempted to offer actual understanding of how cloud computing could influence the hosted services market.
Earlier in this presentation, he presented a graph (of products or technologies) illustrating ubiquity against certainty, which displayed a real correlation that, as a technology goes from invention to products with features, they become appropriate for delivery as utility services, which describes the type of cloud – the moving of too many things (infrastructure, platform and software) into a utility pattern of delivery.
According to him, there are some famous obstacles in the concept-based growth of something from invention to tool, along with an obstacle between the invention and the product stages, and the other between the product and tool stages. As a method becomes standardized and ubiquitous, it becomes lower than a competitive advantage, and not only a cost of doing business, but also simultaneously more convenient for delivery as a utility service. And with more technologies getting developed and stable, they become a framework for higher rates of invention.
He explained a theory known as Jevon’s Paradox, which states the technology inventions that reduces the consumption ratio of a given resource, increases the ratio of their consumption (for instance: more efficient steam engines led in higher coal consumption), so more efficient computing resources will outcome more computing being done. So the concept that cloud will deduct IT budgets isn’t actually correct. It’s perhaps be going to provide all types of latest IT processes with time.
He even explained about an “innovation paradox,” wherein our desire to compete today (use commercialized utility services) is at inequality by our desire to compete tomorrow (adopt new changes for those technologies). This means that there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy for innovating or dealing with innovation. The method businesses handle this issue is by using the commercialized services, and trying to identify those inventions which will become ubiquitous, and to make or accept commercialized versions of those products. This technique is clear, according to Wardley which he confirmed in companies like Salesforce and Amazon, in the cloud space.
He said the movement of a technology throughout the border (from product to utility, for instance) it is nearly always destructive, since the official providers nearly always have an actual tendency with respect to creating that shift, as per their last success. Last success is many a time an inhibitor to future survival. The way to fight the now-official provider in the recent market (Amazon in the cloud) is to make a new, larger, ecosystem, inspiring other companies to build in that ecosystem – that is what Rackspace has done with OpenStack, and VMware has done with CloudFoundry.
Finally, he said that you cannot compete opposing the companies such as Amazon and Salesforce having feature distinction. According to him, you can combat an ecosystem by setting up a larger ecosystem; that is why exertions such as OpenStack are very interesting. During the time of war, alliances are very important.