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December 27, 2011  10:00 AM

May the Best Cloud Reference Architecture Win!



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, Cloud computing standards, cloud development platforms, Cloud Reference architecture, enterprise cloud, OpenStack

Question:  How can the cloud standardize on a reference architecture when there are so many different ones?

In our work, clients often ask for a cloud reference architecture.  They see it as a holy grail that will provide clear vision and help...

December 18, 2011  1:30 PM

Recovering from Big Bangs, Glops and Legacy Linguini



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, Cloud migration, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, IT governance, IT portfolio management, managing Cloud Portfolios, Private Cloud

Question:  How can cloud migrations cut through the mess of legacy applications and failed IT initiatives?

The growing IT best practices consensus is that creating enterprise clouds are smart money for corporations.  Private...


October 11, 2011  12:00 PM

OpenStack – An emerging cloud IaaS standard



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, cloud computing models, Cloud computing standards, Cloud innovation, IaaS, OpenStack

Question: When will cloud computing have standards so that more companies will feel comfortable implementing cloud architectures and using cloud services without feeling locked in?

Cloud computing is finally maturing as a...


September 18, 2011  4:30 PM

Blue Skies Ahead – A New Paradigm for Cloud Security



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Business Security, Cloud architectures, cloud computing models, Cloud security, enterprise cloud services, IT security

Question: Cloud security is still a major concern for IT and Business executives.  Are there emerging security products that address the unique challenges of the cloud?

Progress has been made; business executives no longer...


July 26, 2011  12:00 PM

SDaaS – New tools for a new architecture



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud application development, Cloud architectures, cloud computing models, cloud development platforms, Cloud innovation, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud Services

Question: Does the cloud require a new approach to software development? What tools are available to build new applications in the cloud?

Previously I broached the idea of adding a new


July 5, 2011  4:30 PM

SDaaS – Introducing a new layer to the cloud computing model



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, cloud computing, cloud computing models, cloud development platforms, Cloud Services, SDaaS, Software development, Software Development as a Service, Software Development in the Cloud

Question: I am confused about the Microsoft Azure cloud offering, is it a PaaS as Microsoft says, or a set of cloud based software development tools?

A recent presentation I saw about Microsoft's Azure cloud service claims...


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