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    April 1, 2015 • Cloud Strategy, Featured

    The Cloud IT Supply Chain
  • Cloud Maturity Model

    February 17, 2015 • Cloud Strategy, Featured

    The Cloud Management Platform Maturity Model
  • Hungry for hybrid cloud

    February 2, 2015 • Cloud Strategy, Featured

    Hungry for Hybrid Cloud?
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    January 20, 2015 • Featured

    cloudMatrix 7.2: Introducing solution prints and enhancements to IT Approved Marketplace
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    January 13, 2015 • Featured

    2015 Cloud Predictions – Starting the Transformation to an Agile IT Operating Model
  • The answer, alas, is “It depends.” In today’s brave new IT world, there are few things more downright confusing than public cloud pricing. Every provider has a different way of T-shirt sizing infrastructure as well as pricing compute, memory, storage, bandwidth, OS, and support. RBC Capital Markets recently

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  • AWS API integration risks Cloud is fast, easy to provision, and easy to govern, but there are few CSB/CMP organizations in the market that integrate with cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Terremark using APIs. Providers assume that 98% of customers are using their own propriety portals and therefore they may not …

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  • With the IT landscape shifting rapidly towards cloud, the process of purchasing IT resources is also evolving. Ordering IT assets is no longer a one-and-done deal — resources have to be constantly tracked and updated for pricing, usage and billing, even as more assets are being ordered. This new model keeps the order going well …

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  • I have always fancied myself as a free market capitalist. Maybe it was the parade routes I used to work when I was in elementary school: my mother would buy sodas at Costco for $.15 a can and I would sell them on a hot day for $.25. Parade goers didn’t know they wanted one …

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  • Shadow IT Analysts estimate that at least 35% of cloud spend is due to “Shadow IT,” which suggests that even if you don’t know of any public cloud usage in your organization, it’s almost certainly happening. For CIO’s and IT leaders this means being exposed to new risks and vulnerabilities in the cloud that they …

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  • 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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