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September 30, 2013  3:00 AM

Is IT Still Relevant?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
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When an inpatient business unit marketing manager with a credit card can stand up an instance of Salesforce in a matter of a few days, and many companies have long outsourced their daily IT operations, many business executives are questioning if a traditional centralized IT organization is 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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June 17, 2012  10:00 PM

Really Big Data – Cloud object storage



Posted by: Beth Cohen
big data, Cloud architectures, Cloud backup, Cloud Services, cloud storage, enterprise cloud, enterprise cloud services, Openstack swift

Question:  What is the best way to store really large data sets? We are commonly used to terabytes of data; 3TB hard drives are now usually available for under $200 and 4TB drives are starting to ship at premium prices.  It is not unusual for a company to...


May 5, 2012  11:00 PM

Openstack – Will the Real Customer Please Come Forward?



Posted by: Beth Cohen
enterprise cloud services, IaaS, IaaS cloud, open source cloud, OpenStack, Openstack foundation, public cloud services

Question:  There has been much buzz in the IT community about Openstack as the emerging cloud standard.   Just who is the Openstack project designed for? Not long ago I spent a week in mid-April 2012 at the Folsom Openstack Summit/Conference in San...


February 18, 2012  1:15 PM

Reducing Cloud Operations Costs with Automation



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, Cloud Services, Data center operations, Deployment automation, Dev/Ops, enterprise cloud services, Enterprise datacenter, operations

Question:  How can I best realize the promised operational cost savings of my private cloud?

If you are running a typical enterprise IT organization, you are probably struggling with an organization and processes that are not...


February 4, 2012  10:30 AM

Cloud Use Cases – Making the cloud work for you!



Posted by: Beth Cohen
application development, Cloud architectures, Cloud business models, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, cloud infrastructure, enterprise, enterprise cloud services, IaaS, IT portfolio management, PaaS

Question:  My company is exploring building a private cloud.  What uses that will best leverage my cloud infrastructure investment?

The magic of the cloud is that it can do anything.  It is both robust and flexible, the best...


January 15, 2012  3:00 PM

Cloud Redundancy – A different approach to component failure



Posted by: Beth Cohen
business continuity, Cloud business models, cloud computing, cloud computing models, Cloud Services, Disaster Recovery, enterprise cloud, enterprise cloud services, hardware failure, OpenStack

Question:  What is the best way to manage the thousands of components in a typical cloud?  How does managing "at scale" change my systems administration practices?

People have been managing data centers for 30-40 years now, so that should mean...


December 18, 2011  1:30 PM

Recovering from Big Bangs, Glops and Legacy Linguini



Posted by: Beth Cohen
Cloud architectures, Cloud Business strategy, cloud computing models, Cloud migration, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, IT governance, IT portfolio management, managing Cloud Portfolios, Private Cloud

Question:  How can cloud migrations cut through the mess of legacy applications and failed IT initiatives?

The growing IT best practices consensus is that creating enterprise clouds are smart money for corporations.  Private...


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