Category Archives: Public Cloud

Viva la Shadow IT

The Register almost gets it.  I don’t blame them, really.  You can’t change the world overnight and articles about IT engaging the business mostly reflect the IT world as it is.  It’s no surprise they fall short when it comes … Continue reading

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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 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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Is Louis C.K. a model for cloud services?

OK, so maybe that is a stretch but the enterprising cloud service provider should still take heed.  The phenomenally hilarious comedian (YMMV) Louis C.K. completely circumvented the major ticket brokers and managed to sell his own tickets.  Eliminating the middle … 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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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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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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Nice Study, but Where’s the Rest?

Forbes covered the release of Symantec’s Smartphone Honey Stick Project.  It was a nicely put together study that promised to tell us much about the risks associated with losing your phone.  I read through it looking for the implications, particularly … Continue reading

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NASA’s 4TB Per Day

I imagine these folks know something about a cloud.  That NASA collects 4TB of data per day was actually a little surprising to me; I thought the number would be higher.  Still, it’s a staggering quantity on the order of … Continue reading

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