October 28, 2013  1:05 PM

Is it really possible to compare Cloud offerings?



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, CloudSpectator, CloudStack, Data Center, Enterprise, Gartner, Mission-Critical Applications, NetworkComputing, Open Source, Performance, Rackspace, SLA

I’ve written before about how Cloud Computing can be confusing (here,


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 7, 2013  9:57 PM

Thoughts from an Enterprise Start-Up



Posted by: Brian Gracely
AWS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Mission-Critical Applications, Private Cloud, SLA, Start-up, Transformaton

According to this piece in the NY Times, I'm old. I'm not yet an average/median worker in America, but apparently I'd be "Grandpa Gracely" amongst the hipster tech world. And when...


June 23, 2013  9:08 AM

Migrating Apps to the Cloud Requires ‘BizOps’



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Application Tiering, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Hybrid Cloud, Mission-Critical Applications, SLA, Transformation

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March 23, 2013  12:12 PM

Understanding Cloud Computing Forecasts



Posted by: Brian Gracely
APi, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cloud Management, Data Center, DevOps, Hybrid Cloud, Mission-Critical Applications, Multi-Cloud, Open Source, Overlay Network, SaaS, Security, Shadow IT, SLA, Software-Defined Networking, Virtualization

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February 10, 2013  11:43 PM

Shadow IT is not Good Guys vs. Bad Guys



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Budgeting, Concierge, Consumerization of IT, Costs, Shadow IT, SLA

For the past few years, there has been greater recognition that a few major trends are invading the IT landscape - smarter business users, challenging IT...


January 31, 2013  10:48 AM

Most Cloud SLAs don’t Cover Your *aaS



Posted by: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Data Center, Gartner, Mission-Critical Applications, Security, SLA

Every few months (or weeks), the Cloud Computing industry seems to pick a topic and beat it to death from a technology or religious point of view. The concept of "Cloud SLAs" has been doing the rounds lately. Conveniently, these particular discussions came up after a few well publicized Public...


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