Category Archives: Private Cloud

The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

No, seriously, we will.  If there is any doubt, I’m here with a set of PowerPoint slides a customer actually dared me to create to show them I could make a useful analogy about anything under my purview.  So they … Continue reading

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On the other hand, some articles actually make sense

Like this one.  My buddy Brian Helm forwarded me this link a few weeks ago, so thanks for the tip.  I don’t know who Ivan Pepelnjak is from Adam but I’m going to start recording his show.  Some of my … Continue reading

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On Selecting Workloads for Catalog, Cloud and Architecture Requirements

Maximizing the output of your limited time and resources for a workload analysis. We do a lot of work building service catalogs, looking for infrastructure cost optimization opportunities and assessing workloads for suitability to a cloud service provider or general … Continue reading

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How investors can make money off the ‘cloud’ – write empty articles

How investors can make money off the ‘cloud’ – USATODAY.com. Just get paid to write more articles like this about “the cloud”.  If you never have to speak clearly, define any terms or even use them correctly and still get … Continue reading

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This is why “Shadow IT” happens

One of my friends, let’s call him Rich, works for one of the largest school districts in the U.S. as a technology coordinator.  Rich is the business end between the classroom and the prodigious IT resources a top-10 school district … Continue reading

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You can build it but they won’t come unless you invite them

I get e-mail, so much so that I have had to add a category for it.  This one came in Tuesday: I spoke with [client], who has spent a lot of money creating a private cloud for the company.  They … Continue reading

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I’m not a product guy, but this needs a response…

Many of my colleagues are writing about the Megalaunch II announcements from EMC this week, which is nice because I’m not a product guy and my contribution would be overkill anyway.  See how easily I justify my laziness? That story … Continue reading

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I want to transform my approach to IT, but…

I get e-mail: Pete, I have a client that wants to explore IT transformation and maybe move to a cloud or “As a Service” model but the managers keep throwing up this objection- At this point the writer inserts one … Continue reading

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Getting to Chargeback in “As a Service” Models: Think Pizza

A recent industry conference featured session after session of presentations where people asked (appropriately or not, for the session) how they were supposed to do chargeback in the cloud.  After listening to the sessions and queries I concluded the question … Continue reading

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Cloud Heresy

I’m about to commit a bit of cloud heresy as a technology guy writing about cloud and claiming that it’s really not all about hypervisors, automation and orchestration.  Sure, you need a measure of these components in order to be … Continue reading

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