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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 – 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: cloud.forsale. 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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And… We are Back!

by Gregor Petri  |  January 6, 2015

For decades media outlets have been using “And … We are Back!” to resume regular broadcasting after “a short message from our sponsor”. A funny thing in this context is that some of the emerging media streams and podcasts covering the emerging world of cloud computing reverted straight back to the original form of such sponsorship messages, namely with the host of […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Dock of the Bay

by Gregor Petri  |  January 6, 2015

Tune into: Containers. For this New Year’s edition of Tune into the Cloud I spend a quiet, sunny morning sitting on the dock of a harbor bay – thinking of Otis Redding – to look at the incoming and outgoing streams into our little country called cloud. But basically I saw only one thing go by, namely: containers!

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Tune into the Cloud: The Billionaire Boys Club

by Gregor Petri  |  April 13, 2014

Not too long ago, it took even the most successful entrepreneurs several centuries or at least decades to reach a valuation of a billion and thus become a member of the exclusive Billionaire Boys Club*

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