From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise:

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April 6, 2014  3:24 PM

Cloudy Musings and Random Thoughts



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Blog, Cloud Computing, Cloud Foundry, Cloud Management, Data Center, Data Gravity, Developers, DevOps, Enterprise, Facebook, Google, IaaS, Lock-In, Microsoft, Multi-Cloud, Open Source, OpenStack, PaaS, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, SaaS, Simon Wardley, VMware

The "Five Computer" Theory In 1943, Thomas Watson said, "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Then in the early 2000s, when the Web 2.0 era was...

March 28, 2014  8:54 PM

Federated InterCloud of Hybridness



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, AWS, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Cloud Foundry, Cloud Management, Data Center, Enterprise, Hybrid Cloud, IaaS, Lock-In, Multi-Cloud, Open Source, OpenStack, PaaS, Pivotal, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Rackspace

On the 8th day, the Internet was created. And with it came (basically) seamless ability to access and move information around the big tangled mess of Intertubes. Apparently those TCP/IP inventors were pretty smart. And apparently ever since that day, or whenever


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...


January 5, 2014  12:51 PM

Does VMware need a vOpenStack offering?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Cloud Foundry, Cloud Management, Data Center, Enterprise, IaaS, Mission-Critical Applications, OpenStack, PaaS, Pivotal, Private Cloud, SDN, Software-Defined Data Center, Virtualization, VMware

Three or four years ago, I had a unique opportunity to spend two weeks touring manufacturing facilities across China as part of a program to study complex systems, international business and patent law (or lack of it). We spent time with many well-known companies looking at their operations...


December 27, 2013  9:57 AM

Three Improvements Needed for Cloud Computing in 2014



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Consumerization of IT, Costs, DBaaS, DevOps, Enterprise, IaaS, PaaS, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, SaaS, Transformation

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November 30, 2013  10:51 AM

Can Private Cloud Management be Hybrid?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Data Center, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud, SaaS, SLA, Transformation

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November 29, 2013  5:50 PM

The Rise of the SaaS Management Tools



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, AWS, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, DevOps, Performance, SaaS, Start-up

One of the biggest takeaways I had from the 2013 AWS re:Invent conference was the increasing number of companies that were delivering various forms of IT management (network...


October 28, 2013  1:05 PM

Is it really possible to compare Cloud offerings?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, CloudSpectator, CloudStack, Data Center, Enterprise, Gartner, Mission-Critical Applications, NetworkComputing, Open Source, Performance, Rackspace, SLA

I’ve written before about how Cloud Computing can be confusing (here,


October 14, 2013  10:39 AM

Will Developer Preferences Hold PaaS Back?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Application Tiering, AWS, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, DBaaS, DevOps, Lock-In, Mission-Critical Applications, Open Source, OpenStack, Pivotal, Platform

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August 24, 2013  10:06 AM

Top 5 Challenges for Private Cloud Success



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Consumerization of IT, Converged Infrastructure, Costs, Enterprise, Open Source, Outsourcing, Private Cloud, SaaS, Shadow IT, Transformation, Virtualization

Several years ago I wrote a post about The 5 Ps of Cloud Computing, back in the early days of IT organizations thinking they could design and operate cloud computing environments internal to their own...


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