Cloud Computing Podcast with Techtarget – Part 2

Cloud Computing Podcast with Techtarget – Part 2

My podcast with SearchCloudComputing‘s Carl Brooks (Twitter’s @eekygeeky) was so much fun. In this two-part podcast, Carl and I talk about all sorts of issues regarding the management of cloud computing – a critical part of EMA’s ‘Responsible Cloud’ approach to cloud computing. Of course I had too much to say to fit in just a single short burst, so this post is about part 2 of the podcast.

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Cloud Computing Podcast with Techtarget – Part 1

Cloud Computing Podcast with Techtarget – Part 1

I really enjoyed my first podcast with the crew from SearchCloudComputing – hosted by Carl Brooks (Twitter’s @eekygeeky) – last week. (Of course I did – I am an analyst. If there is one thing I love more than being asked my opinion, it is talking about my opinion!). In this two-part podcast, Carl and I talk about all sorts of issues regarding the management of cloud computing – a critical part of EMA’s ‘Responsible Cloud’ approach to cloud computing.

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What is Wrong With the NIST Definition of Cloud Computing?

What is Wrong With the NIST Definition of Cloud Computing?

I am getting so sick of the continual bickering over definitions of cloud computing. Even more frustrating is the hype from all the vested interests – vendors and analysts, mostly – trying to define cloud computing in ways that they imagine will best contribute to their own commercial success. And I know that I am not alone. What is wrong with the definition that the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – a division of the US Department of Commerce – uses?

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Human Issues in Endpoint Virtualization – A Cautionary Tale

A couple of days ago, I was dropped into the middle of a sticky situation with one of my clients, a service provider of desktop systems – both physical and virtual (VMware and Citrix) – to schools across the country. This situation provides a great case study (or war story) of endpoint virtualization, especially the challenges that human issues pose to project success.

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Why ‘Endpoint Virtualization’?

Back in September 2009, EMA released a research report that I authored, titled Real World Experiences of Endpoint Virtualization*. In it, I defined and used a new term (for EMA), ‘Endpoint Virtualization’. 

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Virtual Appliances – More Risk than Reward?

I have to say – and I have said it before – I am not a great fan of the ‘virtual appliance’ model for delivering enterprise management software. Specifically, I have ongoing concerns about how these software appliances break compliance, security, and other important management and policy requirements.

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ITPA/WLA in a Cloud Computing Model – Infastructure or Service Automation?

ITPA/WLA in a Cloud Computing Model – Infastructure or Service Automation?

I was recently discussing EMA’s basic architecture for cloud computing. Essentially, this chart from a recent presentation, given to a workload automation audience, is starting to form the basis for a maturity model for cloud computing:

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Why Blog, Why Now?

Someone recently asked me why I was starting a blog, and why I was doing it now. Anyone who knows me, knows that I had for a long time steered away from Social Media – blogs, Twitter, etc. – for a number of reasons. But I am of the increasing belief that many of my reasons were, are at least are becoming, invalid. For example:

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