Category Archives: cloud

Cloud Delivery Models

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I want to talk about this in depth later, but just I wanted to slap a quick post together to share this slide on cloud delivery models, and what those models mean to IT transformation. Here’s the question I *think* … Continue reading

Don’t Panic: the admin’s guide to the rapidly changing IT landscape

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The world of IT has changed, the evidence is all around us. For example, this Barron’s article (EMC, VMware, IBM, etc.: Here Come 333,000 Layoffs in Tech, Opines Global Equities) was making the rounds on twitter this week. Even though the … Continue reading

The world of IT has already changed

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I wrote this 7 years ago: the world is changing right in front of our lives I wrote this post about corporate communications. The original post was about how the tech we use to communicate was changing our world. I wrote … Continue reading

Backing up to the cloud, let me count the ways – Part 1: Definitons

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I’m doing some market research for AppAssure, as well as planning for a Microsoft-sponsored webinar on how AppAssure can send archives directly to Azure. As well as about a half a dozen other projects, that’s just how product marketers roll. … Continue reading

A different economic model to consider – more post Cloud 2020 musings

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In my last post, I talked about how important it is to have a diverse discussion when we are discussing the future cloud. A truly diverse discussion can only happen when the environment is such that all the questions are … Continue reading

Cloud2020, new economic models, and diversity

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Last week I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend Interop and the Cloud 2020 Summit. I have lots of thoughts and themes that are converging into a solid story, and this is the blog is the first of … Continue reading

More on the dangers of mis-communicating about “the cloud”

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Yesterday I wrote about  how “cloud” is just the next stage in technology in the data center, not some mystical level of enlightenment to which all techies must attain. My post was definitely written for the people who make technology … Continue reading

The dirty secret about cloud – it’s not earthshattering new stuff

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I don’t know why I feel compelled to write this. And I don’t think I’m the only one thinking about this. Hendrik Volkmer published a great post this week entitled “There will be no reliable cloud (part 1)“. He talks … Continue reading

What is “the cloud”?

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I’ve been meaning to get around to writing this blog post for about a month. Other work has just been getting in the way. I’m still coughing, so I’m going to blame it on the pneumonia. 🙂 So what is … Continue reading

What is the cloud? A movie inspired by Ed Saipetch

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This movie was inspired by a Twitter conversation with my partner in crime Ed Saipetch. Enjoy!   Tweet