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Yefim V. Natis
VP Distinguished Analyst
17 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry

Yefim Natis is a vice president and Gartner distinguished analyst in Gartner Research. Mr. Natis' research focuses on enterprise software infrastructure, including technologies such as application servers, cloud application platforms… Read Full Bio

on multi-tenant elasticity

by Yefim Natis  |  March 24, 2010

Gartner just published an important Cloud/PaaS-related research note “Application Infrastructure for Cloud Computing: a Growing Market, 2010”.   Here I just want to share a footnote from that paper and see if some might want to disagree, add-on or comment in any other manner.   This text is trying to deal with the nuance of some flavors […]

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IBM’s Cloud Announcement

by Yefim Natis  |  March 16, 2010

According to, IBM will soon announce a Rational/WebSphere test and development offering in the Cloud (IBM Adding Development and Test Offering to Public Cloud) Everyone (justly) intrigued  by the new opportunity should ask themselves: why does IBM not offer a production deployment option? Your opinion is welcome here.  I will comment back to your […]

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Why choose cloud?

by Yefim Natis  |  March 11, 2010

Talking to a gathering of a group of IT decision makers recently,  I collected a number of reasons why they did (or may) choose the cloud computing option to replace the traditional on-premises  approach for some of their application projects.  The products considered were cloud application platforms like,  AppEngine,  LongJump and many others (see […]

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Ask an Analyst

by Yefim Natis  |  February 22, 2010

Hello and welcome! Use this blog entry to post questions to me.  I will reply to all of your questions either here, as a response to your comment/question, or in a separate blog entry if I think the topic is of general interest. The question may be IT-related, though my answer would be limited to […]

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