Even though cloud makes provisioning of IT resources just a click away, it is only the beginning of the game. Cloud infrastructure is not a miracle pill that completely eliminates any need for IT. The typical IT management problems of the traditional computing world is carried forward to the cloud based world too. The biggest advantage from the cloud comes in the rapid provisioning and deprovisioning of resources without any need to build capacity in advance. Traditional Infrastructure management vendors are jumping in to lend a hand to manage cloud based infrastructure. One such vendor is Splunk and, recently, the poster boy of PaaS, Heroku (Previous Cloud Ave coverage of Heroku here), selected them to monitor their infrastructure.
Krish dons several avatars including entrepreneur in exile, analyst cum researcher, technology evangelist, blogger, ex-physicist, social/political commentator, etc.. My main focus is research and analysis on various high impact topics in the fields of Open Source, Cloud Computing and the interface between them. I also evangelize Open Source and Cloud Computing in various media outlets, blogs and other public forums. I offer strategic advise to both Cloud Computing and Open Source providers and, also, help other companies take advantage of Open Source and Cloud Computing. In my opinion, Open Source commoditized software and Cloud Computing commoditized computing resources. A combination of these two developments offers a strong competitive advantage to companies of all sizes and shapes. Due to various factors, including fear, the adoption of both Open Source and Cloud Computing are relatively slow in the business sector. So, I take it upon myself to clear any confusion in this regard and educate, enrich and advise users/customers to take advantage of the benefits offered by these technologies. I am also a managing partner in two consulting companies based in India. I blog about Open Source topics at http://open.krishworld.com and Cloud Computing related topics at http://www.cloudave.com.