The Momentum is Not Slowing Down

Dave Bennett, CTO, Axway

“People (are) continuing to buy cloud technologies, cloud infrastructures, cloud platforms, and I think it’s forcing (Larry Ellison) to start riding that same wave. And if you think about it, if I was Larry, I would be a little anti-cloud myself…for business reasons primarily. Because if you think about things like storage and databases and core technologies, even servers–brand is not as relevant when it comes to getting that compute power from a cloud provider. You’re paying for an SLA, you’re paying for uptime, scalability… You don’t really care if the storage is EMC or IBM or HP or somebody else, and you don’t care if the database is Oracle or MySQL.”

An Opportunity to Connect

Willy Leichter, Director, Product and Solutions Marketing, Axway

A commentary on the ZDNet UK article “Fog of definitions hides hybrid cloud’s truth”

“The hybrid (cloud) and cloud in general–I think there is a misnomer. A lot of the cloud hype sort of assumes that you’re going to just totally change your business, scrap everything, and move all your stuff to the cloud. And that may be the case for smaller businesses to some extent. But for enterprises, that’s not realistic.  But it doesn’t mean they’re not going to use the cloud. As they start leveraging communities, the connectivity, the ability to share information about who’s who and who you trust and where they can go, all of those policy controls across organizations are much better suited for the cloud. But it’s going to require integration with these legacy and very robust systems of connectivity that organizations use.”