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April 20, 2013  4:00 PM

Cat or Cow Clouds – Which do you have?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business innovation, cloud application development, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, Cloud computing standards, cloud data center, cloud development platforms, cloud infrastructure, Cloud innovation, Cloud IT, Cloud Services, Cloud Strategy, IT consultant, OpenStack, PaaS, Private Cloud

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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...


November 11, 2012  12:30 AM

OpenStack Take 3: Technology Overview



Posted by: Beth Cohen
big data, cloud application development, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing, cloud computing models, Cloud computing standards, cloud development platforms, cloud infrastructure, Cloud innovation, Cloud IT, Cloud Network Architectures, Cloud Networks, Cloud operations, Cloud Reference architecture, Cloud Services, Cloud Strategy, enterprise cloud, enterprise cloud services, IaaS, IaaS cloud, IT consultant, managing Cloud Portfolios, Open Souce Software, OpenStack, Openstack swift, technology innovation

Question: Is there anything new about OpenStack’s underlying technology?

As I mentioned my previous post on the recently concluded OpenStack Summit held in San Diego October 2012, OpenStack needs to be taken seriously by anyone who is interested...


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...


July 22, 2012  8:30 PM

The IT Operations Development Disconnect



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Agile Methodologies, application development, business innovation, business IT, cloud application development, Cloud Business strategy, cloud development platforms, Cloud operations, Cloud portfolio management, IT consultant

Question:  With all the talk of how effective DevOps is, why is it not more widely used as an IT organizational methodology? On paper, the concept of the development and operations part of an IT organization working in concert is wonderful.  In fairness when...


July 14, 2012  2:30 PM

Do We Really Need Cloud Standards?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Amazon Cloud Services, business innovation, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud compliance, cloud computing, Cloud computing standards, cloud development platforms, Cloud migration, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud Services, Cloud Strategy, enterprise cloud, hybrid cloud, innovation, IT architectures, IT consultant, IT Innovation, IT organization strategy, IT service delivery models, managing Cloud Portfolios, technology innovation

Question:  I am working on building a cloud strategy for my company.  How can we avoid vendor lock-in? You would think that cloud technology would have standardized long time ago.  While network standards that shape the Internet have been widely accepted...


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...


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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