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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 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...


May 21, 2011  5:30 PM

The Big Enterprise Technology Disconnect



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Cloud IT, cloud mobile computing, emerging technology, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, IT Innovation, mobile computing, technology innovation

Question:  How can we reconcile the rapid uptake of cloud, social networking and mobile communications in the consumer market with the cautious approach of the risk adverse enterprise?  Are big enterprises missing an opportunity or just being prudent?...


April 27, 2011  4:00 PM

Tangled Up in Clouds — Interdependency lessons from the AWS outage



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Amazon Cloud Services, Backup, Cloud architectures, cloud computing, Cloud IT, Cloud Services, data protection, Disaster Recovery, high availability, IT Infrastructure, leveraging IT investment, service level agreements, SLA

Question:  Amazon's recent AWS outage affected a surprisingly large number of sites.  What can we learn about cloud resiliency and how can we minimize these outages in the future? AWS, Amazon's hosted web services offering suffered a major outage with some...


November 30, 2010  3:00 AM

The Evolving Role of the IT Manager – Part 1



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud IT, IT management, IT portfolio management, technology innovation

Question: With emerging cloud technologies and more outsourcing than ever, how can IT executives benefit from understanding the forces that are shaping the new paradigms of IT service delivery? As the world starts climbing out of the worse recession in 60...


May 27, 2010  9:00 PM

Evaluating Cloud Computing Services – Part 2



Posted by: Beth Cohen
cloud computing, Cloud IT, Cloud Services, IaaS, IT portfolio management, IT services, PaaS, SaaS

Question:  As a mid-sized enterprise customer, can I trust that the cloud is ready to be added to my portfolio of IT services?  What should I be looking for in cloud products that will meet my requirements? As we discussed in part 1, cloud services can be...


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