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Vice President and Principal Analyst

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James Staten Principal Analyst Forrester

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We're pleased to announce that James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, will deliver a keynote address at this year's RightScale Compute.

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Yesterday was the first day of RightScale Compute 2013, our annual conference in San Francisco. (You can also read about Day Two.) The day kicked off with a keynote address by James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, and a State of the Cloud report by RightScale CEO Michael Crandell (watch the video).

In his keynote, Staten spoke to an audience of cloud developers, CIOs, and IT architects. He said Forrester research indicates that 30 percent of developers are cloud developers, while the other 70 percent see cloud as not mature and don't use it yet. Staten called the cloud developers leaders, innovators, and risk-takers. He said that unlike the 70 percent of non-cloud developers, cloud developers tend to love their jobs more.
Forrester analyst James Staten led a session on cloud adoption. He related the story of one cloud customer whose average spend was $500 a month. One month the bill shot up to $50,000.
The model-view-controller (MVC) architecture doesn't work in the cloud, Staten said. Instead, use a pipes and filters model the take advantage of an agile architecture that allows changes in applications with components that scale out for cloud economics. Evernote, he said, does this well, as does Instagram; LinkedIn learned the hard way.
Staten said time, componentization, service choice (meaning not provider, but cloud services), caching, and code optimization are the tools of cloud economics.
Forrester's James Staten, acting as moderator, started things off by asking, "What kind of workloads are you bringing to cloud that you are struggling with, or maybe you think you can't even use cloud?
Staten then asked the panelists whether pricing per unit will keep dropping. Microsoft's Martin said, "We feel great about returning value to customers as prices continue to drop. The market determines value and we're here to play in it. Staten followed up by asking how cloud providers can stay profitable.
Staten began winding up the discussion by asking what is the future of applications in the cloud, and what should the audience plan and architect for?
Joining Staten for the final discussion of the day were panelists Jarrett Appleby, COO of CoreSite; Peder Ulander, vice president of product marketing for cloud platform at Citrix; and Scott Sanchez, director of private cloud strategy at Rackspace.
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In this Ask the Expert, analysts James Staten of Forrester Research and Kyle Hilgendorf of Gartner Inc. talk about how the majority of companies don't have a cloud architect, but should.Continue Reading

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In this Ask the Expert, analysts James Staten of Forrester Research and Kyle Hilgendorf of Gartner explain why companies need the services of a cloud architect.

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