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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

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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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May 31, 2014  10:17 AM

A Parallel Path for VMware?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Cloud Foundry, KVM, Open vSwitch, OpenStack, Public Cloud, SDN, VMware

[Dislosure: While my employer, EMC, is a majority stakeholder in VMware, I have no insight into VMware's long-term strategic direction. That's way above my pay grade. All information contained in this blog is based on publicly available information - sometimes you just got to know where to...


May 19, 2014  12:51 PM

The Challenges of Calculating Cloud TCO

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Hybrid cloud, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, ROI, TCO, VMware

The big trend with Cloud Computing providers these days is a focus on “Enterprise” customers and workloads. We see this from AWS, VMware, EMC, Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, HP and others. Regardless of how each of those companies define “Enterprise”, this means that they are now subject to the...


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