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Rightscale keeps a sharp eye on business cloud usage. Kim Weins talks about some surprising findings from the company’s 2014 State of the Cloud Survey.

The Structure Show 2014

Which clouds are doing well in the enterprise? RightScale has a unique perspective and VP of Marketing Kim Weins gives us a glimpse into what’s going on here. Amazon Web Services keeps rolling along which is no surprise. More eye opening was that RightScale’s 2014 State of the Cloud survey showed VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Services (vCHS) came in second, surprising since it’s been out less than a year. My bet, confirmed by Weins, is that some of the many, many VMware shops out there confused vCHS with vSphere and vCloud Director, etc. “We call this vSoup,” she said.

rightscale 3All joking aside, VMware has near 100 percent penetration in enterprise accounts so anyone doubting that VMware has a shot in cloud should think again. Ditto Microsoft Azure. Of course it depends on how many of those customers want to deepen their dependence on those vendors going forward.

And Derrick Harris talks about the use of big data in agriculture — an important trend given the necessity of wringing the most food out of stressed resources. And we discuss Amazon’s latest management improvement — its new Cost Explorer and it’s possible impact on the Amazon ecosystem.

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  1. The VMWare and Microsoft cloud solutions are bound to do well, since they offer pretty well baked integration with their on-prem infrastructure. They’ve made it relatively easy to build a true hybrid cloud. Sure, you can integrate with other cloud providers, but the complexities of identity management, cross-platform workload migration, etc, are minimized using like for like clouds.

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  2. Press Release: vSoup worried that RightScale is trying to steal their mojo : http://vsoup.net/2014/04/press-release-vsoup-worried-that-rightscale-is-trying-to-steal-their-mojo/

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