Cloud computing no longer needs its own introduction, but the use cases and implementation are still being defined. In the video below, I chatted with Michael Crandell, CEO of Rightscale, a cloud management platform, about the changing ecosystem that’s occurring in the cloud world as software as a service (SaaS) providers morph into platform as a service (PaaS) providers and several big providers forgo offering an infrastructure as a service (Iaas) in favor of a PaaS. We also discussed the challenge of moving data into the cloud and moving applications from one cloud to another. The conversation began with a discussion of Rightscale’s business and ended up focusing on security and compliance.
Part 1: Introduction
If you aren’t familiar with Rightscale or want a basic introduction to what the company does and the cloud computing landscape in general, we did a short intro to get you up to speed. If you’re ready to dive right in to the deeper issues, skip ahead to Part 2 and 3. (10 minutes)
Part 2: The Business
In this clip, we talk about the increasing diversity of cloud business models and specialization in terms of technology, pricing and more; the future of Rightscale’s business; and its competition. It’s not who you think it is. (13 minutes)
Part 3: Clouds on the Go
In this segment, we take a look at data portability, interoperability, moving legacy applications to the cloud, and other issues surrounding movement between clouds. We also discuss issues that will impact broader cloud adoption, such as security. (12 minutes)