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

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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 4, 2013  8:34 PM

What is “Enterprise Ready” in Cloud Computing?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Big Data, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Licensing, Mission-Critical Applications, Outsourcing, Private Cloud, Shadow IT, SLA, Transformation

Probably more than any other question, I get asked all the time if I believe that Amazon AWS is "enterprise ready". Sometimes the question comes from analysts trying to determine the extent that the IT industry is shifting. Sometimes is comes from vendors trying to determine the pace of...


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...


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...


May 26, 2013  12:04 PM

Transforming IT or Transforming the Business?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
21st Century Bit Factory, Big Data, Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Consumerization of IT, Converged Infrastructure, Facebook, Platform, Shadow IT, Simon Wardley, Transformation

An interesting discussion took place on Twitter yesterday, spurred by one of my favorite industry analysts (Simon Wardley, @swardley). I've


May 25, 2013  7:47 PM

Will DevOps fix Enterprise Clouds?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, DevOps, Enterprise, Private Cloud, Shadow IT, Software-Defined Data Center, Software-Defined Networking, Virtualization

I've written before that I'm not entirely convinced that the "Build Your Own Cloud" movement is going to be entirely successful, especially if the goal is to enable...


April 23, 2013  4:48 PM

Software-Defined vs. Services-Defined



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, Application Tiering, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Converged Infrastructure, Data Center, DevOps, Shadow IT, Software-Defined Data Center, Software-Defined Networking, VMware

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April 11, 2013  11:21 PM

IT Evolution follows Historical Patterns



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Budgeting, Cloud Computing, CloudStack, Consumerization of IT, Converged Infrastructure, Costs, DevOps, Hybrid Cloud, Lock-In, Open Source, Outsourcing, Shadow IT, Simon Wardley

This past week, a colleague asked a commonly heard question these days:

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