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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 – 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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Tune into the Cloud: Cloud.forSale

by Gregor Petri  |  March 31, 2015

Last time I looked it was still there. The domain name: And more or less against my better judgment, I contemplated putting a bid in. Cloud for Sale namely makes me think of the somewhat melancholic House for Sale (Lucifer, 1975)

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Tune into the Cloud: Atlantic Crossing

by Gregor Petri  |  March 31, 2015

When reading the title Atlantic Crossing readers of this 2013 cloudworks column may rather think of American cloud services coming to Europe, than of the 1975 album of the same name by English pop icon Sir Rod Steward.

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Tune into the Cloud: Hello World 

by Gregor Petri  |  February 27, 2015

Tune into Coding Although programmers for decades have been starting their careers by writing a “Hello World” program, the phenomenon has remained as unknown to the general public as the song of the same name by Lady Antebellum. But the former is now about to change. Programming is in fact the real “new way of working”. For […]

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Tune into the Cloud: God is a DJ

by Gregor Petri  |  January 11, 2015

Despite valiant efforts of the Dutch ICT association, the local ministry of economic affairs and tireless encouragement from (now former) EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, my home country, the Netherlands, has been struggling to gain cloud momentum. Not an uncommon characteristics in Europe but a sharp contrast to the US, but also to Dutch progress in the […]

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