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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


March 16, 2014  9:43 PM

DevOps Skills are Highest in Demand



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, Cloud Computing, Database, Developers, DevOps, Enterprise, Linux, Open Source

One of the most interesting things about doing The Cloudcast (podcast) is the variety of topics we get to discuss and the perspectives from people across our industry. Over the past few weeks, we've done shows focused on the evolution of...

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March 8, 2014  9:53 PM

Learning Cloud Has Never Been Easier



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Cloud Foundry, CloudStack, Developers, DevOps, Google, IaaS, Linux, Open Source, OpenDaylight, OpenStack, PaaS, Pivotal, Uncategorized

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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...


December 26, 2013  3:14 PM

Cloud Computing and Lock-In – Understanding and Managing Costs



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Consumerization of IT, Enterprise, Licensing, Lock-In, Open Source, Opportunity Cost, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Shadow IT, Transformation

Part 1 Vendor Lock in What is it and how to avoid it-resized-600

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December 8, 2013  6:11 PM

The Ebbs and Flows of SDN



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Data Center, Enterprise, Lock-In, Multi-Tenancy, Open Source, OpenDaylight, OpenFlow, Overlay Network, Private Cloud, SDN, Software-Defined, Software-Defined Data Center, Software-Defined Networking, VLAN, VMware

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November 30, 2013  11:36 AM

The Ebbs and Flows of OpenStack



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, DevOps, Multi-Cloud, Open Source, OpenStack, Platform

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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


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,


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