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Gregor Petri
Research Director
3 years with Gartner
19 years IT industry

Gregor Petri is a Research Director at Gartner, covering cloud computing, cloud services brokering and communications service provider cloud strategies. Read Full Bio

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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Tune into the Cloud: Locked out of Heaven

by Gregor Petri  |  April 5, 2014

Tune into: Cloud Lock-In In the cloud lock-in is often a greater concern than lock-out*, but both should be top of mind for organizations looking to deploy cloud seriously, or better said, for organizations that want to deploy cloud for serious businessLock-in is the phenomenon that it is often difficult (lengthy and expensive) for user […]

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Tune into the Cloud: Blow

by Gregor Petri  |  March 31, 2014

Tune into: Customer-first Once in a while there is a powerhouse that gives an entire industry a huge blow. An example of such a move is how Beyoncé released her latest album in what observers called a fan-oriented instead of an industry-oriented way. In the cloud such a role has been attributed to Amazon Web […]

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Tune into the cloud: Alors On Dance

by Gregor Petri  |  February 1, 2014

Tune Into: Collaborative Development The name Stromae is a verlan (a rehash) of the word Maestro, Stromea’s naïve language is French, and that makes it- as for many French speaking cloud providers – harder to become an international success. Across Europe consumers and businesses still look first for national and second for Anglo-American providers. And […]

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Tune into the cloud: … And then there were Three…

by Gregor Petri  |  January 24, 2014

Tune into: Software Defined Networking When I was asked last year to start as a regular columnist for the Dutch publication Cloudworks ( From now on the English versions of these Album themed columns (including links to the featured albums) are published here (english text included below). I did hesitate to start my first column with the title of […]

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Looking back and forth

by Gregor Petri  |  December 30, 2013

It’s the time of year to look at what was and contemplate on what will be.

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