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The Road to Private Clouds will be through the Public Cloud

The past week marks a significant milestone in our industry. Cloud service provider Rackspace Hosting (RAX) market capitalization exceeded $5B. This represents financial market’s recognition of Rackspace as a leader in cloud computing. At Cloud.com we are...

The past week marks a significant milestone in our industry. Cloud service provider Rackspace Hosting (RAX) market capitalization exceeded $5B. This represents financial market’s recognition of Rackspace as a leader in cloud computing. At Cloud.com we are excited to see the spotlight on managed service providers as they lead the industry-wide transition to cloud computing.

I started Cloud.com to develop software that enables our customers to launch cloud services. From the beginning we believed we could build the same software for both managed service providers and enterprises. We chose to focus on managed service providers early on largely inspired by Rackspace: I vividly remember a conversation with a Rackspace architect in 2008 where he explained some of the pioneering work his team was doing at that time to build Mosso, the predecessor to Rackspace Cloud. I realized if Rackspace was willing to undertake that level of internal development effort, the rest of the industry could certainly benefit from turn-key software built by Cloud.com.

Interestingly, our early success in helping managed service providers to build public clouds turned out to be hugely beneficial as enterprise customers started to use our software to build on-premise private clouds. Even though cloud service providers such as AmazonRackspaceTerremark, and NaviSite took the lead, enterprises found they could deploy the exact same model on premise, and in fact they could use exactly the same software packages like Cloud.com CloudStack to make it happen. Making managed service providers successful is the best path into the on-premise enterprise data center.

Although we are still at the early stages of industry-wide transition to cloud computing, cloud computing is happening, and I am more confident than ever when cloud computing gains wide-spread adoption, it will be the biggest opportunity yet in computing industry. It’s only mid-February. I can’t wait to experience what the rest of 2011 will bring.

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 23:11
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Sheng is the CEO and founder of Cloud.com, where he drives the vision and overall direction for the company as it transforms the way business can harness the power of their own cloud. Sheng is a recognized expert in virtualization technologies as the lead developer on the original Java Virtual Machine team at Sun Microsystems. Sheng was co-founder and CTO of Teros (acquired by Citrix), a leader in perimeter and network security solutions for enterprises and service providers. Sheng has also held technology leadership roles at SEVEN Networks and Openwave systems where he developed software products for leading service providers and operators around the globe.
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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world. 

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