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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...


January 4, 2013  7:27 PM

2013 – Year of the Cloud for Sure this Time



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business innovation, business IT, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, cloud computing, cloud computing models, Cloud computing standards, Cloud innovation, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud Services, Dev/Ops, enterprise cloud, enterprise cloud services, global IT economy, IaaS, IaaS cloud, infrastruture, innovation, IT business alignment, IT consultant, IT futures, IT Innovation, IT technology

Will the predicted Cloud Computing revolution finally arrive? Has Platform as a Service (PaaS) finally matured enough to be widely adopted? These and other burning questions are part of Cloud Technology Partners’ 2013 tech future predictions. In the spirit of the holidays I give you ghosts...


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 25, 2012  12:30 PM

Magic Quadrant IaaS Market Confusion



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Amazon Cloud Services, business innovation, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, Cloud computing standards, cloud infrastructure, Cloud innovation, Cloud IT, Cloud Reference architecture, Cloud Services, enterprise cloud services, IaaS, IaaS cloud, IT architectures, IT consultant, IT Infrastructure, Open Source, OpenStack

Just what is IaaS anyway?  Based on what was written in Gartner’s just published edition of Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a...

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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...


March 4, 2012  2:00 AM

Cloud High Availability Take Two – Supporting Rack Level Failure



Posted by: Beth Cohen
BD/DR, business continuity, Cloud architectures, cloud computing models, Cloud computing standards, cloud data center, cloud hardware, cloud infrastructure, Cloud innovation, Cloud IT, Disaster Recovery, OpenStack

Question:  I am concerned that the network is...


October 17, 2011  4:00 PM

Emerging Cloud Security Products



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, cloud compliance, Cloud innovation, Cloud security, Cloud Strategy

Question: What are some emerging cloud security products and approaches that assuage IT and Business executive concerns?

New technologies require new approaches; the cloud is a new technology that has already had a profound...


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 6, 2011  4:15 PM

Patchy Clouds with a Chance of Rain



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Business Security, Cloud architectures, Cloud innovation, Cloud portfolio management, Cloud security, Security

Question: As the cloud model of IT service delivery matures, have the security standards and technologies kept up? Cloud Computing has already fundamentally changed the way consumers and small businesses use the Internet.  However, as with any new technology...


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