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Do we need a cloud standard or just one good old IT management standard?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

It is my belief that what we today call the “cloud” will really just evolve into a complex IT infrastructure of the future, and in the end, will just be referred to as infrastructure. There is no doubt the traditional IT landscape of the last 20 years is going through a substantial transformation on the [...]

The Mighty Two – Zenoss

Monday, April 21st, 2008

And then their were two… With Qlusters gone and IMHO, Groundwork feeding off the bottom there are only two commercially viable open source enterprise systems management (ESM) monitoring tools left on the market. Back in Feburary I did a post about Hyperic and now I wanted to get up to speed on the other – [...]

Matching the Customer With the Right Cloud (Part 1)

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Previously, I created a “Cloud Vendors A to Z,” and I have received a little push back from some of my new Cloud friends (mostly vendors). I put a stake in the ground by categorizing cloud vendors as either level 1, level 2, or level 3. Although I am still refining my definitions, the bigger [...]

Cloud Computing Vendors A to Z

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

I HAVE A REVISED VERSION OF THIS POST… Cloud Vendors A to Z (Revised)

Salesforce.com Wasup

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

First, there were rumors about salesforce.com going directly to Oracle to solicit a buy. Now, insider trading reflects that almost 10% of its market cap has been sold by insiders exercising options… Wasup … Salesforce.com execs cashed out $678 million and you haven’t

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