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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...


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...


February 25, 2012  2:00 AM

The Illusion of Cloud High Availability – Hardcore risk management



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, cloud computing, cloud data center, cloud infrastructure, Cloud operations, Data center operations, Dev/Ops, IT operations, IT risk management, risk management, SLA

Question:  I am building a private cloud and am concerned about how to meet the SLA high availability requirements.  What are my risks and how can I best manage them?

To understand how to manage your high availability options, it is important to...


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