Category: Lenny Pruss

Containers and the Chasm: The State of Container Adoption

Geoffrey Moore’s technology adoption lifecycle is gospel for tech marketers. The model describes the path of diffusion for discontinuous innovations and explains how ecosystems emerge […]

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The ‘Cloud-Native’ Landscape

Over the last several years, we’ve seen the emergence new application architecture – dubbed “cloud native” – that is highly distributed, elastic and composable with […]

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Containers and the Search for the Killer App

VisiCalc for early PCs. E-mail for the Internet. SMS for mobile. Every major tech platform we’ve seen has had the benefit of a “killer application” […]

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Market-Makers, Surfers and 10x’ers: A Model for Investing in Enterprise IT

Warren Buffet’s right-hand man and Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Charlie Munger, credits much of his and the Oracle of Omaha’s success to an adherence […]

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DockerCon 2015: Outside the Echo-chamber

DockerCon tore through SF last week and the feeling is that we are at the apex of the hype cycle. Fear not, we at Redpoint […]

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Hello from Redpoint

A pause from our regularly scheduled programming to announce that I’m thrilled to have joined Redpoint Ventures as a Principal in their early stage group. […]

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CoreOS Fest Post-Mortem

Last week I attended the inaugural CoreOS Fest. It was a fantastic event which brought together some of the best minds in distributed systems and […]

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The Case for Microservices in the Enterprise

Since my last post exploring the platform shift happening in today’s datacenter, the question I’ve been asked most often is, “sure, microservices, distributed architectures and […]

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Warehouse Computing and the Evolution of the Datacenter: A Layman’s Guide

You may not have noticed, but we’re in the midst of another massive platform shift in enterprise computing. We can debate chicken or egg, but […]

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The Most Important SaaS Metric Nobody Talks About: Time-to-Value (‘TtV’)

In a world where applications are delivered via cloud and distributed across billions of Internet-connected end-points, we’ve seen barriers to entry, adoption and innovation compress […]

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The Container Wars have Started and We Should be Paying Close Attention

On Monday, the guys at CoreOS announced Rocket, a command-line tool for working with App Container, the company’s own container image format, runtime and discovery […]

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The Developer-Driven Economy: How the Developer has become the Organization’s Most Influential Power Broker

[Last Tuesday RRE made public our investment in Bowery, a company that we believe is doing to developer environments what Dropbox did to file storage […]

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Back To Where It Started…RRE

This post is slightly overdue, and I can promise my return to blogging as a VC will involve much more interesting subjects than myself, but […]

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The Swinging IT Pendulum: Thoughts on Where We Are and Where We’re Going

The technology stack is a dynamic, highly interconnected organism where changes in one part reverberate throughout the entire technology value chain. Historically, IT has ebbed […]

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Evolution of Network Design: Blockchains and the Decentralization of Everything

Since the 1960s we’ve seen two paradigmatic shifts in computing architecture. The first in the early 80s from large, centralized mainframe systems to client/server architecture […]

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A Final Word on Facebook / WhatsApp and What it Really Says about Mobile-Social

By now we’re all familiar with the numbers – $19B total consideration ($12B stock, $4B cash, $3B RSUs) implying a price of $42 per user or […]

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Investing in World Eaten by Software

In 10 years, there will only be 2 kinds of companies: those in the technology business, and those no longer in business. – Aaron Levie, […]

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The Death of the Tech Giant

How the rise of open, flexible, heterogeneous architectures have reshaped the technology stack and distorted winner-take-all dynamics in IT  Traditionally, tech has been characterized by […]

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What I’m Excited About for 2012 (and Beyond)

In keeping with compulsory end-of-year traditions, I wanted to share what I’m most excited about as an early-stage technology investor heading into 2012 and beyond. If […]

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-The New Yorker

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