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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...

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...

January 30, 2011  6:45 AM

Will the Cloud Ever Become a Real Utility?

Posted by: Beth Cohen
business IT, cloud computing, Cloud Services, enterprise cloud services, enterprise IT, IT service delivery models, public cloud services, utility computing

Question: There has been lots of press about the cloud can deliver IT services using a utility pay as you go cost model.  Is the utility model a reasonable approach and what will it look like in the future? Andy Oram recently proposed in,


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