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Gregor Petri
Research VP
4 years with Gartner
25 years IT industry

Gregor Petri is a Research VP at Gartner, covering cloud computing, cloud services brokering and CSP cloud strategies. Read Full Bio

Tune into the Cloud: The Circle

by Gregor Petri  |  January 30, 2016

Tune into: Social Privacy Time for a blog about personal privacy, before we all have forgotten about the concept. The Circle is both the title of an 2009 album by Bon Jovi as a 2013 novel by Dave Eggers. A novel relevant for a cloud blog because it describes a future in which one company (the […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Imagine

by Gregor Petri  |  December 20, 2015

Tune into: 2016 By the time you’ll be reading this, you will probably have the Christmas tree all lit up and it will have become clear whether the plan of Radio jock Stefan Stassen to – in response to the still unbelievable November events in Paris – vote John Lennon’s idealistic “Imagine” to the top of […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Harbor Lights

by Gregor Petri  |  November 29, 2015

Tune into: International data transfers Travel broadens the mind, but data that travels too far can be stolen or snooped upon by foreign powers and that is something especially Europeans do not find amusing. This tune is about Safe Harbor rules. Or rather about the fact that these rules are no longer valid when it […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Simple Plan

by Gregor Petri  |  October 25, 2015

Tune into: Cloud Tactics The phrase that whoever “Fails to Plan” actually “Plans to Fail” also applies to cloud computing. Many organisations are therefor putting together a cloud strategy. The question is whether the establishment of a company-wide cloud strategy is the right way. After all, the use of Cloud is not an end but a means, or […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Ghost Town

by Gregor Petri  |  September 29, 2015

Tune into: Hybrid While American Idol finalist Adam Lambert’s “My heart is a Ghost Town” is slowly moving down the international hit rankings, enterprises see something else slowly but surely turning into a ghost town. Namely their data centers. For many IT managers, this is still a bit of a shock. Sure, most companies stopped […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Losing My Religion

by Gregor Petri  |  August 21, 2015

Tune into: a cloud mindset One of the tenets of the cloud religion is that it should be possible – through the use of intelligent software – to build reliable systems on top of unreliable hardware. Just like you can build reliable and affordable storage systems using RAID (Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks). One of […]

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My Top GBN (Gartner Blog Network) Posts for Tune into the Cloud

by Gregor Petri  |  July 12, 2015

In 2014 I started publishing my series of “Tune into the Cloud” columns on the Gartner Blog Network, below some of the highlights so far: Something Got Me Started – Tune into: the need for speed On how time to market – enabled by ever more productive cloud platforms – is ruling the battle for cloud dominance, […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Something Got Me Started

by Gregor Petri  |  June 26, 2015

Tune into: the need for speed By now it is widely acknowledged that cloud enables a fast (agile) start. But more important than a fast start is getting results quickly. We are talking then about high productivity platforms, a category of PaaS. Funnily enough, several cloud providers – such as Microsoft and Google – launched a PaaS […]

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Tune Into the Cloud: Thinking out (c)loud

by Gregor Petri  |  May 30, 2015

Unlike in the current hit song “Thinking Out Loud” – where singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran declares his love to last to well into his seventies – it remains to be seen how long the love will last when it comes to “Thinking of Cloud”.

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Tune into the Cloud: Price Tag

by Gregor Petri  |  May 2, 2015

Tune into: cloud margins. One of the most famous quotes of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is “Your Margin is My Opportunity”. This illustrates nicely how in the world of Amazon (and in the words of UK’s pop idol Jessie J*): “It’s not about the money³, we do not need your money³, we just wanna make […]

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