Janakiram MSV

Janakiram MSV

Big Data / Cloud Computing



Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor and an architect at Janakiram & Associates. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that got acquired by Aditi Technologies. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies.

Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Azure Professionals in India. He is one of the few professionals with Amazon Certified Solution Architect, Amazon Certified Developer and Amazon Certified SysOps Administrator credentials. He is also a Google Qualified Cloud Developer. Janakiram is recognised by Google as the Google Developer Expert (GDE) for his subject matter expertise. He is awarded the title of Regional Director by Microsoft Corporation.

Janakiram is a regular contributor to the Forbes Technology section. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst with Gigaom Research analyst network where he analyzed the cloud services landscape. He is also a contributor at The New Stack and TechRepublic. Janakiram is an adjunct faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data, Cloud Computing, Containers and DevOps and to the students enrolled for the Masters course.

Janakiram has worked at world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. His last role was with Amazon Web Services as the Technology Evangelist where he joined them as the first employee in India. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools. At the time of leaving Microsoft, he was a Cloud Architect focused on Microsoft Azure.


Once in every five years, the technology industry goes through a major overhaul. The last wave of disruption came in the form of cloud computing, impacting almost every segment of the industry including hardware manufacturers, infrastructure companies, operating system vendors, and platform companies. So, what’s next for the cloud?

Cloud providers like Microsoft have started to invest in the next set of technologies that will be delivered as managed services to customers. Cloud Computing is moving away from traditional delivery models involving compute, storage, networking services to verticalized platform offerings. Analytics, Blockchain, cognitive computing, IoT, machine learning, media services, microservices, and serverless computing are examples of the emerging cloud services.

As one of the early movers in the market, Microsoft has taken the lead in driving the next generation cloud services. Azure is slowly but steadily moving into a data-centric world of cloud computing. Its investment in storage, databases, analytics, cognitive computing, and machine learning are justifying the branding of intelligent cloud. Going forward, I expect Microsoft to increase its investments in Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Edge Computing taking Azure to the next level.