From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise:

Big Data


February 24, 2014  8:36 PM

What is Hybrid Cloud?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, Application Tiering, AWS, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cloud Foundry, Cloud Management, Converged Infrastructure, Data Center, DevOps, Enterprise, Hadoop, Hybrid Cloud, IaaS, Multi-Cloud, Multi-Tenancy, Open Source, OpenStack, Opportunity Cost, PaaS, Pivotal, Platform, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, SaaS, Security, VMware

Before getting into any technology discussions/definition about Hybrid Cloud, it's important to understand what value it potentially provides to businesses. In the most basic definition, "hybrid" means multiple things brought together to work as a unified system. For most businesses, this means...

February 9, 2014  2:20 PM

Pets, Cattle and Grandparents



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Big Data, Data Gravity, Data Science, Data Scientist, Database, DBaaS, Google, Storage

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November 28, 2013  10:29 AM

Thoughts from AWS re:Invent 2013



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Costs, Data Center, DevOps, Enterprise, NoSQL, Open Source, Transformation

It's been a couple hectic weeks since the AWS re:Invent conference, enough time to process what was announced and what has become one of the major cloud computing events in our industry (some would say "THE" event). The event has grown to ~9000 attendees and estimates have AWS now


August 4, 2013  8:34 PM

What is “Enterprise Ready” in Cloud Computing?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Big Data, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Licensing, Mission-Critical Applications, Outsourcing, Private Cloud, Shadow IT, SLA, Transformation

Probably more than any other question, I get asked all the time if I believe that Amazon AWS is "enterprise ready". Sometimes the question comes from analysts trying to determine the extent that the IT industry is shifting. Sometimes is comes from vendors trying to determine the pace of...


May 26, 2013  12:04 PM

Transforming IT or Transforming the Business?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
21st Century Bit Factory, Big Data, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Consumerization of IT, Converged Infrastructure, Facebook, Platform, Shadow IT, Simon Wardley, Transformation

An interesting discussion took place on Twitter yesterday, spurred by one of my favorite industry analysts (Simon Wardley, @swardley). I've


March 23, 2013  3:43 PM

Big Data Thoughts from Structure:Data



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Big Data, Data Scientist, DBaaS, Facebook, Google, Hadoop, NoSQL, Open Source, Pivotal, Platform, VMware

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March 23, 2013  12:12 PM

Understanding Cloud Computing Forecasts



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Data Center, DevOps, Hybrid Cloud, Mission-Critical Applications, Multi-Cloud, Open Source, Overlay Network, SaaS, Security, Shadow IT, SLA, Software-Defined Networking, Virtualization

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March 17, 2013  10:01 AM

Bringing Big Data to Big Projects



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Center, Hybrid Cloud, iPad, Multi-Cloud, Open Source, Shadow IT, Virtualization

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December 17, 2012  10:31 PM

Is IT the Last Major Open-Source Project?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Big Data, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Concierge, Consumerization of IT, Costs, Data Scientist, DevOps, Licensing, Open Source, Shadow IT

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...


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