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  • Who has got the lowest cloud prices for the holidays?

    December 17, 2014 • Cloud Strategy, Featured

    It’s the holidays, so who has the lowest cloud price?
  • Challenges-in-cloud

    December 15, 2014 • Cloud Strategy, Featured

    Handling Cloud Management Platform (CMP) operation challenges when a provider makes changes
  • Managing a living cloud order

    December 9, 2014 • Cloud Strategy, Featured

    Managing a ‘Living’ Cloud Order ~ Ordering Public & Managed Cloud Breaks from Tradition
  • Speed and Selection in Cloud

    December 8, 2014 • Featured

    Quenching your thirst for speed and selection with innovative technology
  • IT-management-for-healthcare-transformation-featured-image

    November 18, 2014 • Cloud Strategy, Featured

    Shedding Light on Shadow IT
  • Many analyst firms’ surveys show cloud as a top three Enterprise IT priority. This is not surprising, as the hype wave has solidified into a tangible strategy and deliverable. The cloud lifecycle is still fraught with perils. The three pivot points for a successful Enterprise IT cloud strategy revolve around people, process, and technology. It …

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  • There are many drivers for multi-cloud architectural designs. These include: Choice – the ability to choose the best-in-class service provider; Availability – application resiliency and utility. Vendor-neutral – avoid vendor lock-in. But complexity grows exponentially with the additional and dynamic variables. These variables represent cloud service offerings, service

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  • Peter Tsai, IT Content Manager at Spiceworks, and I got together to discuss the evolution of IT admins on the eve of Spiceworks SpiceWorld 2014 IT Conference in Austin. SpiceWorld is as Spiceworks calls it “the most happenin’ tech conference” and it’s a conference of IT admins driven by IT admins. Our discussion centered around the need for …

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  • In a recent article titled “Caution: Cloud brokers may not deliver what you expect,” David Linthicum makes it clear as to what cloud service brokers (CSBs) can do for you – and what they can’t do. David points out that CSBs are mainly used to provision cloud resources across multiple platforms, under a single pane …

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  • Discover and Sync VMware vSphere and Microsoft Azure resources Having visibility and creating a central repository for all assets is a growing challenge for IT organizations. Ever wonder: 1. What are my cloud assets? 2. Where are my cloud assets deployed? 3. How much does the asset cost? Discover and Sync With Gravitant cloudMatrix Discover and Sync, IT will no longer

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  • Comparing Cloud Providers Many of us compare cloud providers like we pick up party supplies. “Bigger and Cheaper? Go for it!” Then we spend months trying to get our app to “fit” in this new cloud. Towards the end, we realize the need to hook up some 3rd party services to make up for the gaps. Eventually …

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  • During a #TransformingIT chat on Twitter, Mike Kail, VP of Operations & CIO for Netflix, was asked for his thoughts on IT as a services broker by Michael Krigsman, founder of CxOTalk and the chat facilitator. Mike responded that he was not a fan of brokers as they are expensive. And then, he responded to the …

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  • According to research by Access Markets International (AMI) Partners, Inc, 17% of the global budget for small- and medium sized business security is currently spent on protecting cloud services. As companies move more of their data and applications to the cloud, that number is expected to jump to nearly a quarter by 2016. While cloud-based …

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  • “How do you become a millionaire? Make a billion dollars and then buy an airline.” — Warren Buffett Price wars galore: In the last couple of weeks, the top cloud providers — Google, AWS and Microsoft — each announced massive price cuts. Google initiated it and AWS and Microsoft quickly matched. All these price flurries …

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  • Multi-Cloud Management Enterprises have been focused on automating and orchestrating workflows to deliver efficiency into their IT operations. Unfortunately, automation and orchestration are provisioning-centric and represent only slivers of time in the total service lifecycle. As former Gartner Research Director, Alessandro Perilli, pointed out on Twitter: “Most of the

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