Patrick Baillie

About the author

Patrick serves as a director at CloudSigma and is a successful entrepreneur.

Author's posts (28)

SSDs gaining traction in the cloud

GigaOM published an interesting article on Azure embracing SSD storage. It is great to see some movement and product development happening in the IaaS space as ever particularly when it comes to addressing one of the key pain points for many customers in the cloud, namely cloud storage. We have long advocated the need for […]

Let the cloud add real value

Many people, when moving to the cloud, look at it primarily as a means of saving money. Although I concede this impression is growing less prevalent, it still persists. Furthermore, most people taking this cost approach look at the savings purely from physical infrastructure rather than through labour, which represents the majority of real infrastructure […]

Live from Interop: The Next Best Thing in Cloud Storage

This week, we’re at Interop Las Vegas, and the show floor is buzzing with new announcements from exhibiting companies – CloudSigma included! Today, we announced the launch of SigSTORE; the industry’s first SLA-backed distributed SSD storage solution, for our public cloud IaaS. The performance, cost and reliability of cloud storage solutions have traditionally been major […]

The Science Cloud Cometh

Mankind is currently engaged in some of the most important scientific research of our age: the search for the elusive Higgs particle to validate our modern understanding of physics; genomic sequencing to enrich our understanding of life on Earth; and the global monitoring and hopefully prediction of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes […]

The IaaS of Choice for Media Industry Professionals

A lot goes into making a Blockbuster hit that tops box office charts. Movies like Titanic, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings don’t just come together over night. Steep requirements are imposed on everything from production, staff and equipment, to location, music and editing; but, one of the most hefty requirements often […]

To Own or Not to Own; the Pros and Cons of IaaS In-House Data Center Ownership

Recently, I was featured on GigaOM, discussing the pros and cons of in-house data center ownership for public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers. With the widespread media attention dedicated to recent outages, including Amazon’s latest downtime, it’s evident that maintaining consistent data center uptime can be a real challenge. So, the question remains, are IaaS providers equipped […]

Forbes for Thought

Recently, I was featured on Forbes, discussing a topic that is top of mind for companies operating in the cloud and across geographical boundaries – namely, conflicting laws and regulations with regards to data access, sharing and location. Here is the issue, in brief: European law imposes strict sanctions against data breaches and requires notifications […]

Ringing in 2012 with Flexible Control

Recently, I was featured in VM Blog and Data Center Knowledge offering my predictions for cloud computing in 2012. One theme, in particular, resonated throughout both articles: flexibility. According to Gartner, the worldwide cloud IaaS market will grow from an estimated $3.7 billion in 2011 to $10.5 billion by 2014. In order for this tremendous […]

Money and a mission

American poker legend Doyle Brunson once said, “A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.” Logically, then, one with money and a mission should be unstoppable! With today’s funding announcement, at CloudSigma, we are effectively fueling our mission to provide the most flexible, user-centric public cloud in today’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) […]

Live from Cloud Expo West, Announcing Innovation

This week, we’re at the 2011 Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, California, experiencing a touch of nostalgia mixed with anticipation. For it seems like only yesterday that the idea of cloud computing was just becoming a reality, yet, here we stand, already experiencing the benefits of much more tangible cloud platforms and on the […]