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Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 3

Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 3

This is a continuation of the previous blog on hybrid clouds. In part 1 and part 2, I discussed CloudVelocity and its technologies for implementing a hybrid cloud. Now that we know a hybrid cloud can be successfully implemented, what does that mean to us? How does it change the IT world? By the way, [...]

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Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 2

Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 2

This continues the discussion of CloudVelocity’s hybrid cloud technology. In this blog, I would like to talk about what’s under the hood. Some technical details As a former technologist, I wanted to open the hood and find out more about the underlying technologies. For this, Anand Iyengar, CloudVelocity’s founder and CTO, gave me a chalk [...]

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Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 1

Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 1

When cloud computing was first introduced, I did not expect that it would develop to such a degree that the IT world would be greatly changed. First public cloud and then private cloud were introduced. Then hybrid cloud became the center of discussion. Some people project 2013 will be the year of the cloud, and [...]

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What  CIOs Need to Know about Cloud Computing

What CIOs Need to Know about Cloud Computing

It is not too difficult to understand what public cloud is and why it is useful to have it. You outsource all the necessary computing and storage needs to somewhere else. On top of that, you pay only for what you use. And you use it as much as you want when you have a [...]

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Defining Cloud Computing’s Key Characteristics, Deployment and Delivery Types

Defining Cloud Computing’s Key Characteristics, Deployment and Delivery Types

Recently, Peter Mell and Timothy Grance of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provided the Federal Government’s definitions for cloud computing. I find these definitions helpful, a quick reference when reading and learning about cloud computing trends. Further, I find that even the most seasoned tech professionals know little about cloud computing or [...]

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How Zynga Created Its Hybrid Cloud

Allan Leinwand, CTO of Zynga, an online game provider, delivered a keynote speech at the recent DatacenterDynamics conference in San Francisco. He talked about how Zynga creates hybrid cloud. Allan Leinwand The number of Zynga’s game users is growing rapidly. The company had its own data center for supporting online games, but their infrastructure could [...]

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A Quick Look at Structure 2011

This is a summary of Structure 2011, held recently by GigaOM in San Francisco. In this blog I report what I observed but without going into details. I plan to cover some of the subjects in more detail as time permits in future blogs. Similar conferences have sessions that run 50 to 90 minutes. Sessions [...]

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How to Provide Cloud Computing without a Data Center

Recently, I had an opportunity to meet with Richard Dym, CMO, and Koss Yokota, VP Asia Pacific Business Development, at OpSource’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California, about their brand-new offering, OpSource Cloud. Their web page is the best source of information about who they are and what they do. However, like any other company, they [...]

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CloudCamp LA Wrap-up

On Wednesday, September 30, we attended the first CloudCamp in Los Angeles – the 44th CloudCamp. Dave Nielsen and a team of 6 volunteers organized the unconference in a record 2 weeks. It was well-attended with most of the 224 registrants showing up and filling the meeting rooms of the Microsoft offices in downtown LA. [...]

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Using Cloudbursts To Create Elastic Private Clouds

“Private cloud” is an oxymoron. And a private cloud may not possess the fundamental features of cloud computing.  The number of people who share this opinion is growing. See here and here.  However, there is a way to make a private cloud work by converting and exploiting parts of public clouds. One of my complaints [...]

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