PaaS

RightScale CEO sees little need to ‘move up the stack’

There’s an oft-repeated truism that Cloud Computing‘s service providers will always wish to ‘move up the stack’ toward the higher-margin nirvana of the layers above. In conversation with RightScale CEO Michael Crandell yesterday it would appear that he, at least, sees little need to join this scramble upward. [display_podcast] Show notes for this podcast are...

Looking back at Powered by Cloud conference

Clouds of a rather different sort complicated things at the start of the Powered by Cloud conference in London last week. As you may have heard, ‘unprecedented’ (but repeatedly forecast) snowfall brought the UK’s capital grinding to an ignominious halt. Despite the absence of a handful of the speakers, the only person who knew how...

Chatting with Sinclair Schuller about making it easier to deploy SaaS applications

Image via CrunchBase I’ve written before about Sinclair Schuller and the work he’s doing at Apprenda. Yesterday, I recorded a podcast to continue some of our earlier conversations in more public form, and this is now available here. Have a listen, and see what you think about the need for intermediaries such as Apprenda to...

Amazon Public Data Sets bring the Cloud of Data closer

Image via CrunchBase, source unknown It began, as so many things do these days, with an idle tweet. On 21 November, Amazon Web Services‘ Deepak Singh pointed to a new page describing the company’s ‘Public Data Sets on Amazon Web Services.’ Lidija Davis covered the news for ReadWriteWeb two days later and on 4 December...