From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise:

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October 22, 2017  3:56 PM

Is Per-Minute Billing the Next Step to Unlimited Cloud Plans?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
AWS, Azure, cloud, EC2, Public Cloud

As human beings, we either like having a level of certainty about how much we're going to pay for something, or we don't like...

June 26, 2017  10:24 PM

Walmart vs. Amazon – Battling Outside the Box

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Amazon, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Jeff Bezos, Public Cloud, Walmart

141201144920-walmart-thumb-1024x576This past week,


June 13, 2017  11:15 PM

OpenStack was a pivotal time in IT

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
AWS, Open source, OpenStack, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, VMware

openstackThis past week, we did some reflection on


September 11, 2016  11:00 PM

Cloud Computing – Revenue Transparency?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
AWS, Cloud Computing, Gartner, HPE, Managed Services, Open source software, Oracle Cloud, Pivotal, Public Cloud, Rackspace, VMware

[caption id="attachment_1397" align="alignright" width="300"]Image Source: Pixabay Image Source: Pixabay[/caption] It wasn't long ago that if...


May 21, 2016  11:01 AM

Can Enterprises Keep Up with Frequent Upgrades?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Cloud Foundry, DIY, Docker, Kubernetes, Managed Services, OpenStack, Public Cloud, VMware

Upside-Down-Planter-285x380For many years, I worked for technology vendors in roles that involved building new...


March 19, 2016  3:12 PM

Will IT Jobs Evolve with Public Cloud?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
API, AWS, Azure, Cloud Computing, Google Cloud, Public Cloud, Security

This past week, I had the opportunity to host a CrowdChat discussion about Cloud Computing as a preview of the Cloud Connect track at Interop. One of the questions I asked the audience was: [caption id="attachment_1203" align="aligncenter"...


January 24, 2016  4:34 PM

A Look at 2016 – “Hey You Kids, Get Off My Lawn!!” Edition

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
AWS, Cisco, Dell, DevOps, Docker, Hardware, HP, IaaS, PaaS, Public Cloud, VCE, VMware

2016 is going to be an interesting year in technology. I've predicted that it's the year where the Public Cloud markets begin to make the rules of the IT industry and everyone will need to figure out how they...


January 24, 2016  2:52 PM

How Many Engineers Does it Take to Build a Cloud?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
AWS, Azure, OpenStack, Operations, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Red Hat

I came across this old picture the other day, which showed a group of people (circa 2010-2011) that were assembled in a room with the task of building a VCE Vblock. This was a team of EMC vSpecialists doing a training session on this "newer" technology. I did some sloppy editing to obscure their...


December 10, 2015  10:36 PM

10 Biggest Cloud Stories of 2015

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
AWS, Azure, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Dell, Docker, EMC, GE, HP, HPE, IBM, iot, Microsoft, Open source, Oracle, Pivotal, Public Cloud, VMware

downloadIt was a busy year in Cloud...


August 17, 2014  5:21 PM

The Rise of Cloud Management as-a-Service

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Cloud management, Hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Public Cloud, SaaS, VMware

Sometimes I'm a complete blowhard, and other times my soapboxes start to materialize in the marketplace. I've been on my soapbox about Cloud Management as-a-Service a couple times in the past year (


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