IT Management and Cloud Blog

nick carr

Cloud Movements

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Let’s have a cloud party 2009. Here is a list of my predictions. Mosso adds a new service that is 3Tera like and now Rackspace has the holy trinity of hosting providers. 3Tera and Rackspace partner. Rightscale becomes cloud agnostic by building their own grid framework. Rightscale is acquired by a big player (e.g. Sun). [...]

Enterprise Beware!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

There was an interesting article yesterday in SearchDataCenter.com about how Motorola is using Splunk to troubleshoot IT management problems. Enterprise Search technologies are being used more and more by large customers to apply Google-like search technology to traditional data center analytics. Companies like Coke and Comcast are using Enterprise Search technologies to replace the traditional [...]

Botchanomics and The Big Galupe

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

It’s been a while since we have been able to catch up with the international man of IT mystery, Botchagalupe. I was able to sit down with Botchagalupe to see what he has been up to lately. Johnmwillis: Hello, Botchagalupe, its good to have you back again. Botchagalupe: Yea, yeah, sure, sure. Johnmwillis: The last [...]

What is a Cloud

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Here is my definition of the Holy Grail “Cloud”. Primary Characteristics It uses commodity-based hardware as its base. The hardware can be replaced anytime without affecting the cloud. It uses a commodity-based software container system. For example, a service should be able to be pulled from one cloud provider to any other cloud provider with [...]

Demystifying Clouds

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

force ma·jeure – noun Etymology: French, superior force Date: 1883 1 : superior or irresistible force 2 : an event or effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled — compare act of god I’ll admit it: I am caught up in the cloud hype. The caveat, however, is that I truly believe that this [...]