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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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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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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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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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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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