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The Elusive Butterfly of Policy

I love it when visionaries bridge the gaps in their utopian depictions of The Future of IT with hand-waving explanations.  As a supposed said visionary, I plead guilty.  My most recent transgression: presenting the concept of “policy” in the context … Continue reading

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Are End Users Too Stupid To Self-Serve Workloads?

In one of my former lives I founded a tech support team on a college campus.  Staffed with computer science students, the team was responsible for rolling out and supporting Internet and desktop computing technologies across a population of several … Continue reading

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IaaS Exodus

I fear my thinking of late may be somewhat inconsistent: one part of my brain sees quite clearly that PaaS (platform as a service) is destined to win as the preferred method for developing and staging software in the future.  … Continue reading

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The “Who” Attributes of Public and Private Cloud Deployments

As we continue to deal with the ambiguity of “public” and “private” definitions for cloud deployments, it occurs to me that most of the unknowns created in that ambiguity can be determined by asking “Who?” questions.  At first, this may … Continue reading

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“Hybrid Cloud” – In a Class By Itself

You’ve probably read the NIST’s definitions of Cloud Deployment Models, including their definition of hybrid cloud. If not, here’s a refresher: Hybrid cloud. The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) … Continue reading

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