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February, 2012

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February 25, 2012  2:00 AM

The Illusion of Cloud High Availability – Hardcore risk management



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, cloud computing, cloud data center, cloud infrastructure, Cloud operations, Data center operations, Dev/Ops, IT operations, IT risk management, risk management, SLA

Question:  I am building a private cloud and am concerned about how to meet the SLA high availability requirements.  What are my risks and how can I best manage them?

To understand how to manage your high availability options, it is important to...

February 18, 2012  1:15 PM

Reducing Cloud Operations Costs with Automation



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, Cloud Services, Data center operations, Deployment automation, Dev/Ops, enterprise cloud services, Enterprise datacenter, operations

Question:  How can I best realize the promised operational cost savings of my private cloud?

If you are running a typical enterprise IT organization, you are probably struggling with an organization and processes that are not...


February 12, 2012  11:00 AM

Robust Cloud Network Architectures, or why the Internet runs on Layer 3



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, Cloud Network Architectures, Cloud Networks, Data Center Networks, Data center operations, IaaS, Layer 2 networks, Layer 3 networks, Virtual Networks

Question:  I am designing a network for my private cloud.  Should I use Layer 2 switches or Layer 3 routers for my cloud network architecture?

Since the dawn of the Internet there has been an on-going debate over whether to...


February 4, 2012  10:30 AM

Cloud Use Cases – Making the cloud work for you!



Posted by: Beth Cohen
application development, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, cloud infrastructure, enterprise, enterprise cloud services, IaaS, IT portfolio management, PaaS

Question:  My company is exploring building a private cloud.  What uses that will best leverage my cloud infrastructure investment?

The magic of the cloud is that it can do anything.  It is both robust and flexible, the best...


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