From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise:

Hybrid Cloud

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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 26, 2014  1:00 PM

Five Trends to Track in 2014



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cisco, Cloud Computing, Converged Infrastructure, Enterprise, Hybrid Cloud, IaaS, Microsoft, Multi-Cloud, OpenStack, PaaS, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, SaaS, SDN, Software-Defined, Software-Defined Networking, Start-up, Virtualization, VMware

Will an OpenStack Leader Emerge? We've all watched the evolution of OpenStack for


January 25, 2014  10:20 AM

The Real Reason Private Cloud is Dead



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud, Public Cloud

Another year, another set of predictions and opinions about Private Cloud. The list below is just a small spectrum of how believe the market is going to vote with their actions. The reality is that this was never really a debate. Even before the term "Private Cloud" got introduced in 2009-2010,...


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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October 31, 2013  1:53 PM

The New Rules of IT are New Business Models



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cisco, Dell, HP, Hybrid Cloud, Lock-In, Microsoft

There's really only one constant in IT (or technology) and that's CHANGE. Technology changes, company strategies and partnerships change, and eventually best practices change. But we often get one concept wrong (or confused), because we tend to focus and obsess on the pace of change in the consumer...


September 30, 2013  9:39 PM

Cloud Means Change and Opportunity – If You Want It.



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Consumerization of IT, Data Scientist, DevOps, Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Cloud, Open Source, Outsourcing, SaaS, Transformation

When we were recording Eps.100 of The Cloudcast, which was during VMworld 2013, a discussion came up about why people may have hesitations about Cloud Computing. We jokingly called the segment, "Why...


August 17, 2013  1:54 PM

Cloud Evolution – USB 2.0 is a Long Way Off



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, AWS, Cloud Computing, CloudStack, Enterprise, Hybrid Cloud, Licensing, Lock-In, Multi-Cloud, Open Source, OpenStack, Private Cloud, Simon Wardley, VMware

Back when we started The Cloudcast (.net) podcast in 2011, our first guest was Christian Reilly from Bechtel. At the time, he was a couple years into a multi-year process of...


July 13, 2013  5:54 PM

Change Culture or Move Elsewhere – The IT Decision of the 201x’s



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Consumerization of IT, Converged Infrastructure, Data Center, DevOps, Enterprise, Hybrid Cloud, Lock-In, Open Source, Outsourcing, Private Cloud, Shadow IT, Transformation

In the real world, there are the seven George Carlin words that if said will make people uncomfortable, especially if used with the wrong audience or in the wrong context. In the IT world, those words are CHANGE, VALUE-ADD, COMMODITY and...


June 26, 2013  8:47 PM

New Cloud Ops Model: GUIs vs. APIs



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, DevOps, Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Tenancy, SaaS, Shadow IT, Software-Defined Networking, Transformation

The past 4-5 years have forced IT organizations to go through some significant changes as the pace of technology has accelerated greater than ever before. Virtualized resources, converged infrastructures, advanced automation tools, new development frameworks and business users that are smarter and...


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