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Among other things, Craig Lowery is an IT industry analyst at Gartner Inc., covering cloud computing topics such as managed cloud services, cloud cost management, and platform as a service. Before that, he was a Senior Distinguished Engineer and the Executive Director of Cloud Architecture in the Dell Software Group at Dell Inc. focusing on cloud computing, with special emphasis on workload mobility and hybrid cloud.
This site is a personal endeavor representing his own views and observations about whatever seems to be interesting at the moment. Opinions and views expressed here are not necessarily those of Gartner Inc.
Monthly Archives: March 2012
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
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
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
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
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