Cloud Computing in 2013

#cloudcomputing #paas #saas

Jnan Dash's Weblog

Marc Andreesen, said recently that 2012 will be remembered as the year of SaaS. What he meant is that SaaS has been around for a while, but it came off age this year, with examples of successes such as the Workday IPO. No one questions the significance of SaaS any more. But the year 2013 will see a shift to PaaS (Platform as a Service) with “most” new activities. There is already a blurring of the lines between IaaS and PaaS, as seen from Amazon’s AWS stack. But programmatic interface in PaaS will dominate as we move forward, catering to the developer community. The incumbents such as IBM, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, and Adobe (representing “on-premise” software) will have to combat with pure-play cloud players.

I saw a list of cloud pioneers and new cloud tools that should be worth sharing. Among the names (arguably) of cloud pioneers here are the…

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