Quick Bio and Disclaimer
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.
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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
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
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
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