From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise:

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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...

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...


February 1, 2014  12:37 PM

Will IaaS+ Happen Before PaaS?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Cloud Computing, DBaaS, DevOps, Enterprise, Gartner, Hadoop, IaaS, PaaS, Private Cloud, SaaS, Simon Wardley

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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


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

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November 30, 2013  10:51 AM

Can Private Cloud Management be Hybrid?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Data Center, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud, SaaS, SLA, Transformation

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November 29, 2013  5:50 PM

The Rise of the SaaS Management Tools



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, AWS, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, DevOps, Performance, SaaS, Start-up

One of the biggest takeaways I had from the 2013 AWS re:Invent conference was the increasing number of companies that were delivering various forms of IT management (network...


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...


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...


June 26, 2013  8:47 PM

New Cloud Ops Model: GUIs vs. APIs



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, DevOps, Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Tenancy, SaaS, Shadow IT, Software-Defined Networking, Transformation

The past 4-5 years have forced IT organizations to go through some significant changes as the pace of technology has accelerated greater than ever before. Virtualized resources, converged infrastructures, advanced automation tools, new development frameworks and business users that are smarter and...


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