David M Smith

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Cloud with API means Cloud platform

by David M. Smith  |  January 15, 2009  |  1 Comment

My colleague Lydia Leong weighed in on a raging controversy in the blogosphere on whether a Cloud requires an API or not.  This is something that has a pretty simple answer.  Deriving from thoughts and works on what we originally called web platform, (now cloud platform), a cloud (or the public cloud) need not have [...]

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Microsoft’s cloud strategy reaches for the stars

by David M. Smith  |  October 28, 2008  |  6 Comments

This is an experiment. I’m posting a draft of a Gartner First Take with the idea that we can collect feedback from my internal colleagues as well as from vendors and users. We are trying to determine if we can evolve our processes to be more completely open and transparent than they already are. At [...]

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A Tale of Two Clouds

by David M. Smith  |  September 29, 2008  |  4 Comments

Think that the hype around cloud computing might generate some kind of consensus? Think again. Reading blogs and listening to enterprises and vendors have led me to the following conclusion: The term cloud computing has come to mean two apparently very different things: The ‘cloud’ as an internet/web/saas originated idea, with credit largely given to [...]

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