Phil Wainewright

Since 1998, Phil Wainewright has been a thought leader in cloud computing as a blogger, analyst and consultant.

Latest Posts

If it's 'live' it's on Linux

Microsoft's licensing policies are driving on-demand ISVs to open-source alternatives. Even its latest acquisition, bought to fold into its own 'live' services, runs on Linux.

November 3, 2005 by Phil Wainewright


Let the great Microsoft mash-up begin

Today's announcement of Microsoft's "live era" is a holding operation. Announcing an offering that doesn't exist yet is a ploy to buy time while the vendor brings it into being.

November 1, 2005 by Phil Wainewright


Rearden would rather buy Google

If Google bought Rearden Commerce, as one analyst has suggested, it would derail the latter's strategy of conquering the corporate market first on its path to world domination.

October 30, 2005 by Phil Wainewright


Fixing bugs, the on-demand way

Bugs in on-demand applications get fixed fast, sometimes in less time than you'd spend just holding to get through to tech support at on-premises vendors.

October 26, 2005 by Phil Wainewright