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Private Cloud is Dead, Long Live Private Cloud.

Having spent the last 15 months of my life, amongst other things, trying to build out services to support a Private Cloud, I have learned a few things: Our view of what a Private Cloud should be has been influenced Read More →

The Dichotomy of the Cloud

Why a Dichotomy? In it’s latest IaaS Magic Quadrant report, Gartner now defines two distinct cloud implementation types, Mode 1 and Mode 2; Mode1 refers to what is often called “Lift and Shift” of a workload, while Mode 2 refers Read More →

AWS and the Enterprise

AWS and the Enterprise I have seen a couple of industry analyst posting recently about what AWS is upto in the enterprise computing world, it is obviously a major play for AWS to get Enterprise IT Organizations to move their Read More →

Cloud Buzzword Bingo.

Cloud Buzzword Bingo. I suppose with the Cloud paradigms, and technologies moving so fast there has to be a need to change the Buzzwords and Acronyms from time to time. I just finished reading the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant on Read More →

Has Cloud Finally Killed Vaporware?

An interesting thought ran through my head the other day, I’ve been looking at a number of new cloud technologies, most of which have emerged fairly recently.  Remember the web 2.0 days of vague promises, long sales spiels, complex road-maps, Read More →

AWS IaaS or PaaS?

Short Blog today. Having followed AWS announcements at re:Invent this week, I see a trend towards Amazon, realizing that to stay ahead of the competition, that have to provide more services designed to lock in customers.  AWS already has been Read More →

Cloud: Calculated Risk or Disruptive Innovation?

Cloud: Calculated Risk or Disruptive Innovation? Last week I attended a conference aimed at the ‘C’ suite, in particular C level IT executives.  I was invited by one of the presenters who is a past colleague and currently works in Security for Oracle.  There were a Read More →

Dynamic Compute and Scaling for load:

One aspect of deploying to the cloud is the ability to dynamically allocate resources based on load requirements.  While this sounds simple, the ability to leverage virtualization to provide dynamic allocation of resources is not as simple as it seems.  Read More →