Less blogging, more talking today at Cloud Connect. I did capture the morning keynotes here.
During the keynote, I was so busy listening to Neal Sample of eBay that I stopped typing. However, the good folks at bitcurrent caught the high points.
In the afternoon, I took meetings with GigaSpaces, ScaleBase and Translattice.
GigaSpaces has a compelling new enterprise PaaS enablement offering. For enterprises concerned with lock-in on public PaaS, this could provide an answer. There is choice in the development model (C++, Java, .Net) and the cloud platform (private, a variety of public flavors: Amazon, Rackspace, etc.)
ScaleBase is in beta with its first product, a database load balancer. Definitely a real problem to be solved. ScaleBase participated in the Cloud Connect Launch Pad.
Translattice is also in beta with its first product, which is a grid/mesh solution for resiliency. This one was harder for me to envision. But, the underlying technology is interesting.
Later in the day, I attended a Hybrid Cloud Panel. Everyone agreed that a hybrid adoption model will be the norm, however what comprises that model is up for debate. It was suggested that the Hybrid model is really “the pragmatic cloud”. I can live with that.
A point of contention in the panel was whether organizations, mostly enterprises, should “move” legacy to the cloud as-is. In other words, should you follow Dave Linthicum’s “no crap in the cloud” rule. No surprise, the companies that enable cloud switching say crap in the cloud is fine, if it still saves you money. Most others, me included, say no.
Oh, almost time to board. Gotta go.