Rishidot  Research  
Research  Agenda  For  2012  
   
Abstract:   The   research   agenda   for   Krishnan   Subramanian   in   the  year  2012  is  described  below.  This  document  is  bound  to   evolve  over  the  year  but  it  is  good  enough  to  give  an  idea  of   what  is  in  store.     Krishnan  Subramanian   Principal  Analyst,  Rishidot  Research  LLC    

Research  Topics  
The  research  topics  spans  three  areas  including  IaaS,  PaaS  and  Enterprise  Software  but  they  are   interconnected  to  fit  the  big  picture  we  see  coming,  Great  Computing  Convergence.  This  is  the  outline  of   my  research  for  this  year  and  we  will  publish  reports  periodically  to  share  our  findings.  

Federated  Clouds  (IaaS)  
We  will  continue  our  research  on  federated  clouds.  With  the  definition  of  federated  cloud  ecosystem   out  of  the  way,  we  will  focus  on  the  evolution  of  the  market  in  detail.  We  will  study  about   interoperability  between  various  cloud  platforms,  cloud  service  brokers,  marketplaces,  etc..  We  will  also   study  the  trends  in  the  federated  cloud  infrastructure  market  to  understand  its  evolution,  as  PaaS   becomes  the  entry  point  to  cloud  services.   This  year,  we  will  be  focusing  on  cloud  infrastructure  market  in  India,  understanding  the  problems  and   potential  for  various  players  wanting  to  set  up  shop  in  the  country.  

Intelligent  Platforms  (PaaS)  
We  will  identify  the  core  attributes  of  the  next  iteration  of  Platform  as  a  Service,  which  we  call  as   Intelligent  Platforms.  Intelligent  Platforms  are  required  to  build  the  next  generation  enterprise   applications,  which  will  consume  intelligence  from  various  data  services  (based  on  the  vast  volumes  of   data  organizations  collect  and  publicly  available  datasets),  tweak  themselves  to  produce  even  better   data  exhibiting  self  organized  behavior.     Once  we  identify  the  core  attributes  of  Intelligent  Platforms,  we  will  try  to  understand  how  the   federated  cloud  ecosystem  on  the  infrastructure  layer  will  fit  into  this  model.    

Enterprise  Software  
We  will  define  the  core  attributes  of  enterprise  cloud  applications  and  also  present  a  model  for  next   generation  of  enterprise  cloud  applications.  We  will  understand  the  dynamics  between  enterprise   applications,  cloud  platforms,  big  data,  analytics,  etc..  We  will  use  this  understanding  to  tweak  our   model  for  Intelligent  Platforms  further.  

Clouds  As  Complex  Adaptive  Systems  
We  will  continue  our  understanding  of  cloud  services  as  a  complex  adaptive  system  and  we  will  try  to   develop  a  quantitative  model  around  it.  We  will  also  try  to  see  if  we  can  find  a  correlation  between  Prof.   Geoffrey  West’s  model  on  Cities  as  well  as  Simon  Wardley  lifecycle  model  for  business  and  technology.  If   we  find  a  correlation,  we  will  try  to  find  a  quantitative  connection.  This  is  an  ongoing  long  term   academic  project  which  we  hope  will  help  the  industry  in  the  coming  years.  

Copyright  ©  Krishnan  Subramanian  @  Rishidot  Research  LLC    

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