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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


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,...


December 27, 2013  9:57 AM

Three Improvements Needed for Cloud Computing in 2014



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Consumerization of IT, Costs, DBaaS, DevOps, Enterprise, IaaS, PaaS, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, SaaS, Transformation

self-improvement

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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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