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It has become increasingly obvious that the marketing has turned on the cloud, supported by articles and interestingly the apparent abandonment of the clouderati. I wrote a post a couple of weeks back titled “Its getting a little less cloudy” discussing the passing of the marketing hy...
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(UPDATED: Added link to Adrian’s blog where he expands on his twitter question) I have been asked this question a couple of times in a couple of days, so that always warrants a blog post. The question first came up in a webinar I did with rackspace last week, it featured in regul...
If you are sitting in a presentation or having a discussion where the topic includes some comparisons between the cloud computing environments and the supply of electricity. Please! Stop, get up, and leave.. Your wasting your time.. Although there are some similarities, the difference ...
…and so is elastic scalability, metered billing, resource pooling, hardware abstraction and many other concepts. For me there is too much discussion over what a cloud should and should not be. “Cloud is not virtualization” sounds like a billboard on the US101 in Silic...
Rightly described in the article Enterprise clouds: The secret is the workload by Tony Bishop, the workload is the most important factor when evaluating applications for the cloud.  The Armada Group, Cloud Evaluation Framework (CEF) [left] is a tool to understand the value of deploying...
Its obvious from past posts that I have a issue with traditional linear, cyclic or waterfall methods to implementing change. I promise to get off my consulting soapbox after this postand more onto Cloud specific observations/commentary. About 10 years ago I was involved in alot of acti...
In a previous post “Cloud Strategy: stop or you will go blind?” I mention the need to “Start execution. Move forward” in relation to “the cloud”. The challenge for most organizations is;  How ? IT Services are a constantly evolving ecosystem supporti...
Yesterday, James Staten from Forrester, blogged on “Which Applications Should I Move to the Cloud?”. While I agree with some of James’ points, it highlights the risk of dealing with cloud adoption and migration in broad brush statements. “which applications they...
In my previous post, “Cloud Strategy: Stop or you will go blind” I mention that strategy is a waste of time and you need to start execution. Fine words, but the next question is inevitable. How do you get started? At least some of the common attributes of cloud architecture...
Previously, we talked about the growth of the open-source movement, its benefits to businesses and the implications for business models.  In our third and final installment on the subject, we will look at what it takes to adopt open-source in the cloud. Open Source in the Cloud: Adopti...
“What we need to succeed is a good cloud strategy!” If this is what you are thinking or doing at the moment, then stop!  Right now.  The 1990′s called and they want their IT organization back.  As a middle manager I remember sitting in an offsite meeting, with <insert b...