From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise:

December, 2012


December 24, 2012  8:00 AM

Be Aware of Your Cloud Computing Costs

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely

Several years ago, it wasn't unusual to hear people say that public cloud computing was significantly cheaper that trying to build a private cloud computing environment. This was mostly because people would see the cost/hour (in USD pennies) and immediately think this was significantly less than...

December 17, 2012  10:31 PM

Is IT the Last Major Open-Source Project?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely

Traditionally, internal IT organizations have leveraged proprietary software and public Internet services have been built using open-source software. Some of this behavior was driven by legacy...


December 11, 2012  12:06 AM

Enterprise Cloud Management – Still a Wide-Open Game

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely

Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in the Twitter echo chamber , believing that whatever is good for Google, Facebook or NetFlix must also be good for your Enterprise environment. All new applications, built to scale and running on commodity hardware. But the other end of the spectrum is the...


December 3, 2012  10:00 AM

Enterprise IT: The 80/20 Budget Dilemma (Part II)

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely

[This is the second in a series of blogs focused on strategies to address the 80/20 Budget Dilemma in Enterprise IT] Last week, I talked about the challenge of demand outpacing capacity and how IT departments could push


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