Phil Wainewright

Since 1998, Phil Wainewright has been a thought leader in cloud computing as a blogger, analyst and consultant. He founded pioneering website ASPnews.com, and later Loosely Coupled, which covered enterprise adoption of web services and SOA. As CEO of strategic consulting group Procullux Ventures, he has developed an evaluation framework to help ISVs and enterprises select cloud platforms, and advises US and European vendors on messaging, positioning and go-to-market. His newest role as an industry advocate is vice-president of EuroCloud.

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This global super-computer, the cloud

This global super-computer, the cloud

Some people say that it takes ten years to take a new operating system from concept to production-ready. It seems to me that the notion of the cloud as a single, global super-computer, now ten years old, is finally reaching maturity.

December 19, 2010 by in Hardware

PaaS choices today

PaaS choices today

What are the platform-as-a-service options now available to developers and business people looking to build ready-to-run cloud applications? This 3-page article reviews the PaaS landscape in the wake of last week's Salesforce.com announcements.

December 15, 2010 by in Cloud

25 years and counting

25 years and counting

Microsoft Windows turns 25 this month, and by happenstance it's also the 25th anniversary of my first job in the computing industry. Quite a few milestones for me since then have been November events.

November 25, 2010 by in CXO

Private cloud discredited, part 1

Private cloud discredited, part 1

Microsoft, a most unlikely ally, has published a white paper that shows private cloud solutions are up to 40 times *less* cost-effective than public cloud alternatives for many companies. It vindicates my prediction that private cloud will be discredited by year-end.

November 14, 2010 by in Cloud

Panic buying spree hits cloud integration

Panic buying spree hits cloud integration

Dell buying cloud integration vendor Boomi makes no sense to me. And it worries me, because there aren't that many pureplay vendors left out there and where are customers going to go when every cloud middleware vendor is a lock-in?

November 3, 2010 by in Dell

Bringing user curated content to enterprise apps

Bringing user curated content to enterprise apps

User curated content is existing content which a user has filtered, flagged or organized in some way. Already big on YouTube and Twitter, it's even more important in enterprise apps because of its impending impact on working patterns and business process.

October 25, 2010 by in CXO

End users explode cloud myths at #ODE10

End users explode cloud myths at #ODE10

With refreshing frankness, end user executives have 'fessed up' that cloud ERP is more reliable, more secure and less risky than the on-premise alternatives, speaking in a user panel at OnDemand Europe 2010 in London today.

October 19, 2010 by in Cloud

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