Clouds Ahead:

October, 2011


October 25, 2011  10:46 AM

Knowing When to Keep It Private

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
hybrid cloud, private cloud, public cloud, virtualization

First came the Internet, and everything you accessed over the Web was “Internet-based.” But these days we have the “cloud,” and what we used to accomplish over the Internet now takes place in the cloud.

What’s the...

October 19, 2011  9:04 AM

Unused Capacity vs. Capability

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
Cloud Computing, CRM, datacenter, Green Grid, server capacity

One of the best things about cloud computing is the elimination of unused capacity. Cloud solutions, however, don’t inherently address a common problem – unused capability. That one is up to you.

First, let’s deal with how...

October 11, 2011  9:27 AM

How to Fight Human Nature with Backup and Disaster Recovery

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
backup, Cloud Computing, data loss, disaster recovery, IT service providers

In his wonderful book, “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” Jared Diamond wonders what the people on Eastern Island were thinking when they cut down their last tree. Diamond posits that environmental causes such as deforestation led to...

October 5, 2011  9:04 AM

Freedom in the Cloud

Posted by: Pedro Pereira
Cloud Computing, infrastructure, IT, OpenStack, scalability

As business decision makers review cloud offerings to determine what fits into their IT environments and strategic plans, they should pay particular attention to what a cloud platform allows them to do.

Some of you may be familiar...


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