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October 28, 2013  12:35 PM

In 2013, It’s Time for a Moonlighting Revolution



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Blog, Cloud Computing, Consumerization of IT, Moonlighting, Motivation, Open Source, OpenStack, Podcast, Shadow IT, Start-up

moonlighting

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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

[caption id="attachment_467" align="alignright" width="288"]Puppies-Cows

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September 30, 2013  10:30 PM

Confused about SDN? You should be…



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cisco, Cloud Computing, CloudStack, Converged Infrastructure, Lock-In, Open Source, OpenDaylight, OpenFlow, OpenStack, Overlay Network, Private Cloud, SDN, Software-Defined Networking, Virtualization, VMware

It's been a long time since Networking was generating this much buzz in the IT industry. You have go back to the late 1990s, when Gigabit Ethernet companies combined hardware-based...


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...


September 19, 2013  12:32 PM

Why did Software Defined * (Everything) happen?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Converged Infrastructure, Data Center, Open Source, Software-Defined, Software-Defined Data Center, Virtualization, VMware

Low Res Model T assembly line

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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...


August 17, 2013  5:25 PM

Open Source for Cloud – Projects vs. Products



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, CloudStack, Data Center, Enterprise, Hadoop, Open Source

As more and more open-source projects get implemented within Enterprise IT organizations, one of the most frequently confused topics I hear discussed is open-source projects (FOSS - Free Open Source Software) vs. products. It's not surprising, since the majority of IT organizations purchase the...


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 30, 2013  11:37 PM

The Beginning or The End of Cloud Computing? It’s confusing…



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, AWS, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Open Source, OpenStack, Oracle, Private Cloud, Rackspace, Simon Wardley

red cloud

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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...


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