As some of you may have known, I just left VCE last Friday. It’s really a tough decision as I enjoyed very much working with my colleagues there during the last two years, and the company continues to grow rapidly. Building my own business is something I had always dreamed about. I am glad I finally took it into action.
In business world, we hear frequently the word “focus.” To achieve business goals, for example, deliver software, it’s absolutely necessary to focus on the projects and priorities. Teams that focus on execution typically perform better than others that don’t.
It’s, however, not a good idea to focus all the time. In fact, human beings have limited period of attention. Passing that period hurts one’s effectiveness – one explanation, perhaps, for why long working hours don’t deliver proportional results – not to mention the detrimental effects on one’s health.
Moreover, focusing really narrows
In a previous post, I said that cloud service business model is very much like that of office renting business. Just as big companies want to own their major offices, they want to own their major datacenters as well. That explains why private cloud will not only be there forever but also represent a major chuck of overall market in the future.
Let’s get back to the cloud service business, or so called public cloud. When the cloud technology getting mature, the cloud related services will increasingly become commoditized. This is especially true
When talking about cloud computing, people normally refer it as services provided by service providers over the Internet. These services are normally, at least in theory, elastic and with no limits on resource usage.
To differentiate the levels of services, the cloud computing is categorized into three different types of services: IaaS (Infrastructure As A Service), PaaS(Platform As A Service), and SaaS(Software As A Service).
Why is it layered as such? Simple. These three layers correspond to the traditional computing stack: machine, OS/Middleware platform, application. In light of this mapping, shouldn’t we call SaaS as AaaS? I think that’s a right change technically. But which service providers would like to be called AaaS?
When more people and more companies use cloud computing as services, we will see a rapid growth of service provider sector. In my previous blog, I made an analog between the cloud services and office rental business, and predict the growth pattern of cloud computing would be similar to the office rental. Size matters when it comes to the scale of economy. The bigger the enterprises, the more likely own their offices and their cloud datacenters.