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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 [...]

Cloud Computing and the Enterprise

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

The more I learn about cloud computing, the more I think that it’s going to affect the enterprise more quickly than most people expect. Some enterprise customers are already working on cloud prototypes, and I recently heard a Forester analyst say that he thought that cloud computing initiatives could affect the enterprise within 2 to [...]

Dilbert on Virtualization

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

First comes love, then comes marriage

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

It usually starts with a first kiss. Given that it took Sun 15 days to close the deal with MySql, maybe VirtualIron and IBM can move straight to marraige. Their first kiss!

This is a problem … Why?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Gartner warns of misguided virtualization strategies However, virtualization has a dark side, according to Bittman. Virtualization increases service demands from the business, so IT needs to be ready. Virtualization eases the “friction,” or barriers to entry, of getting new capabilities from IT. When business units perceive that they can get new capabilities easily, they will [...]

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