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April 8, 2013  6:00 PM

The Enterprise Finally gets Cloud



Posted by: Beth Cohen
big data, business applications, business innovation, business IT, Business Value, cloud application development, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, cloud data center, Cloud Data Storage, cloud development platforms, cloud infrastructure, Cloud innovation, Cloud IT, cloud mobile computing, Cloud Networks, Cloud operations, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud Reference architecture, Cloud Services, Cloud Strategy, emerging technology, enterprise, enterprise architectures, enterprise cloud, Enterprise computing, enterprise IT, global IT economy, hybrid cloud, innovation, IT business alignment, IT consultant, IT futures, IT Innovation, IT Leadership, IT management, IT organization strategy, leveraging IT investment, managing Cloud Portfolios, New IT product innovation, technology, technology innovation

Yes, it is a bit trite to say it now, but Cloud Computing has become a multi-billion dollar business which really has revolutionized Information Technology consumption for both the consumer and enterprise markets. It is well established in the white hot consumer market, especially with the...

October 19, 2012  2:00 PM

OpenStack Take 3 – Business Overview



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business innovation, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, Cloud computing standards, cloud data center, Cloud Data Storage, cloud development platforms, cloud infrastructure, Cloud innovation, Cloud IT, Cloud Network Architectures, Cloud Networks, IT consultant, OpenStack, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, public cloud services, SDN

Question: Is OpenStack a flash in the pan or is it for real?

After four extraordinary days of immersion into all things OpenStack at the just concluded OpenStack Summit in San Diego, I can heartily say without reservations that OpenStack...


September 29, 2012  10:00 PM

SSD Storage – Finally some new technology



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud data center, Cloud Data Storage, cloud storage, Data Integrity, data protection, disk failure, emerging technology, hardware failure, high availability, IT consultant, OpenStack, Openstack swift

Until recently, the massive changes to IT infrastructure brought on by widespread cloud architecture adoption have barely touched the relatively mature multi-billion dollar storage industry.  The old adage that storage is cheap, but management of storage is expensive is as valid as it was 10 years...


January 3, 2012  1:30 PM

Cloud Hardware – Sacrificing system efficiency for low cost



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, cloud computing models, Cloud Data Storage, cloud hardware, Cloud Reference architecture, Data center operations, disk failure, IT hardware

Question:  Is the cloud really hardware agnostic?

The wonderful thing about cloud architectures is that they are designed to be cost effective at massive scales.  The major cloud providers are profitable not only because...


September 30, 2010  8:30 PM

Leveraging Cloud Storage – A New Data Paradigm



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, cloud computing, Cloud Data Storage, Cloud security, IT Innovation

Question: How will cloud computing architectures affect access and manipulation of my data? Will being on the cloud carry more risk than I already have? Recently I had an eye-opening experience.  I asked my sophomore business IT class how many of them owned...


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