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The Private Cloud Pendulum

We once had a unified vision of how cloud would be adopted by the average enterprise.   With all the uncertainty around security, cost and performance of public cloud, they would naturally transform their private data centers into private clouds. Once … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of Automation

I suppose by now it is fait accompli that cloud computing is going to revolutionize the information technology industry.  It certainly seems on track to do so.  One of the main reasons for its success is the highly dynamic and … Continue reading

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Why We’ll Gladly Pay More to Compute in the Clouds

The idea that public cloud computing is cheaper than traditional forms of IT staging, such as on-premises data center and co-location, may have had legs in the early days of cloud’s buzz, but the truth has finally been widely recognized: … Continue reading

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Why PaaS Wins

Working as a technology strategist for a large IT vendor, I’m tasked with thinking about technology from the customer perspective.  But often customers ask for things not because they want them, but because they have underlying needs they are trying to address in … Continue reading

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When Will My Data Center Grow Up To Be a “Private Cloud?”

In continuing to further the notion that hybrid cloud deployments consist of any two or more clouds (public/private, on/off-premises, single/multi-tenant), I’ve heard a few voices raised in objection.  The argument goes like this: A “cloud”  is a compute infrastructure with … Continue reading

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Is “Cloud Bursting” a Reasonable Scenario for Hybrid IaaS?

When people list use cases for “hybrid cloud computing” the “cloud bursting” scenario is nearly always trotted out first.  But is bursting really so desirable?  Here’s my answer first, followed by the explanation: For IaaS? NO For PaaS? YES I … Continue reading

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Public/Private Cloud? Not really…

I’ve been hearing it more and more.  The labels “public” and “private” are losing their effectiveness in the circles of cloud computing researchers.  These words are ambiguous to the point they typically must be accompanied by clarifying phrases to help … Continue reading

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Finally…

I’ve finally gotten around to getting more serious about my blogging.  Although this site is a general purpose “personal” web site, the front page is going to be focused on cloud computing technologies and my own personal thoughts about that … Continue reading

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