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August 17, 2014  8:37 PM

20 years into an IT career

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
career, Cloud Computing, IT, Open source, Opex

It dawned on me recently that I've been part of this crazy IT community for 20 years now. My first job was in sales for a small reseller. When they asked me if I knew the 7-layer OSI model, I confidently said "yes" and later realized that I had...

August 17, 2014  5:59 PM

Pizza as-a-Service is Misunderstood

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
AWS, Cloud Computing, IaaS, PaaS, RDS, SaaS

Pizza-as-a-Service I saw the image for Pizza-as-a-Service floating around from many of my colleagues over the...


July 19, 2014  7:51 AM

Thoughts from AWS Summit NYC

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
AWS, Cloud Computing, Uncategorized

Attending an AWS event is a strange experience, especially if you've been attending technology events for many years and have gotten used to a certain pattern of announcements, demos, showfloors, etc. I've attending several AWS events in the past, primarily


June 7, 2014  12:39 PM

Not All Modern Companies Operate Like NetFlix

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
AWS, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Hadoop, Mainframe, Netflix, Open source, PaaS

If you've been around the Cloud Computing industry long enough, you know the joke about how it's not a real Cloud Computing conference if Adrian Cockcroft (@adrianco; former architect at Netflix, now VC at Battery Ventures) isn't giving a keynote. It's a...


May 31, 2014  10:17 AM

A Parallel Path for VMware?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Cloud Foundry, KVM, Open vSwitch, OpenStack, Public Cloud, SDN, VMware

[Dislosure: While my employer, EMC, is a majority stakeholder in VMware, I have no insight into VMware's long-term strategic direction. That's way above my pay grade. All information contained in this blog is based on publicly available information - sometimes you just got to know where to...


May 19, 2014  12:51 PM

The Challenges of Calculating Cloud TCO

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Hybrid cloud, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, ROI, TCO, VMware

The big trend with Cloud Computing providers these days is a focus on “Enterprise” customers and workloads. We see this from AWS, VMware, EMC, Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, HP and others. Regardless of how each of those companies define “Enterprise”, this means that they are now subject to the...


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