Missed SpotCloud: Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange is not the industry-first, vendor-neutral cloud marketplace

I already pointed out in my comment on the cloud marketplace from the Deutsche Börse, that this is not the first marketplace of its kind and Reuven Cohen in 2010 was much earlier with SpotCloud. After I read across the press, I have to say that the “Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange” want to be something it is not: the industry-first, vendor-neutral cloud marketplace for cloud infrastructure resources.

Three years too late!

The marketing of the Deutsche Börse seems to want all the credit which does not belong to them. As interesting the idea of ​​the Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange (DBCE) is, one should stick to the truth. Because the marketplace is by far not the industry-first and also vendor-neutral marketplace for cloud infrastructure resources. This crown belongs to Reuven Cohen, who has launched SpotCloud in 2010. In the top SpotCloud has been managed 3,200 suppliers and 100,000 servers worldwide so far.

In addition, SpotCloud also supports OpenStack since April 2011. A point also Stefan Ried has justifiably criticized on DBCE.

So dear marketing of the Deutsche Börse, good idea/ solution, but please stick to the truth. Even the NSA is no longer able to hide something from the public.

By Rene Buest

Rene Buest is Gartner Analyst covering Infrastructure Services & Digital Operations. Prior to that he was Director of Technology Research at Arago, Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene is considered as top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies.

Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.