Enterprise cloud adoption: Amazon is big, natch, but watch out for “vSoup”

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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