Posts Tagged ‘ cloud computing ’

▶ CloudViews Unplugged: May 2013

▶ CloudViews Unplugged: May 2013

In this episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss the growth of Microsoft Azure, the EPA’s move to cloud, seven misconceptions of cloud, international cloud computing stories and more! Watch Sir Richard Branson’s CA World Keynote and the Luminaries Live! replay here: http://www.ca.com/us/CAWorld/Virtual/Virtual-Conference.aspx via ▶ CloudViews Unplugged: May 2013 – YouTube.

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The Top Five Can’t-Miss Cloud Sessions at CA World 2013

The Top Five Can’t-Miss Cloud Sessions at CA World 2013

As most of you are well aware (unless you’ve been living under a rock), CA World is just days away. And the hype leading up to the event is palpable. With so many things to see, people to meet, and fun to be had, I thought it would be a good time to tell you about some of the most coveted sessions you won’t want to miss. While there are many sessions planned around those disruptive new trends we are seeing evolve before our eyes, I wanted to focus this particular post on the cloud-related sessions – this is a Cloud Storm Chasing crew after all. In full disclosure, I thought this would be a quick post to write. Turns out I was wrong.  When you search for “cloud” within the session catalog, there are over 90 sessions to choose from! That makes it hard to narrow it down to…

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CloudViews Unplugged: April 2013

CloudViews Unplugged: April 2013

In this episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss the hard truths of cloud computing, cloud tax laws, robots leveraging the cloud to complete complex tasks and more!  

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Let’s Redefine “IoT” to Mean “The Innovation of Things”

Let’s Redefine “IoT” to Mean “The Innovation of Things”

When pundits first began talking about the Internet of Things-also known as “IoT“-the buzz was around applications consumers would use as zillions of devices connected to the Internet. Who doesn’t remember the breathless articles about how our refrigerators would scan product bar codes as we moved items in and about, and automatically manage a shopping list at our favorite market. Ten years on, most of us are still using paper and pen, or maybe our smartphone, to keep track of what we need to buy at the supermarket. But that doesn’t mean that the Internet of Things isn’t alive and well. It is, and so is a hotbed of innovation around it. The real surprise, though, is that the IOT’s real potential turns out to be on the business side of things. In fact, the Internet of Things is far more powerful than using an appliance (such as a refrigerator)…

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CloudViews Unplugged: March 2013

CloudViews Unplugged: March 2013

In this episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss migration to the cloud, IBM’s Watson helps oncologists develop cancer treatments, green cloud algorithms, and the zombie alert issued over the Emergency Alert System.

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How to use the rogue cloud to innovate the right cloud – Network World

How to use the rogue cloud to innovate the right cloud – Network World

I was privileged to recently have my byline published in Network World, about why rogue cloud is actually a good thing, not something to be scared of. Despite obvious dangers, we should view the rogue cloud as a positive thing and use it to IT’s advantage. It’s an opportunity for us to learn what’s really important to the business. People are using the rogue cloud because it solves real problems that IT hasn’t addressed. We should embrace that, and not seek to control or stop it. In the long run, I see rogue projects as a natural evolution in the iterative life cycle of corporate IT. Read why I think that over at the original – How to use the rogue cloud to innovate the right cloud – Network World.

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Forrester: 70% of “private clouds” aren’t really clouds at all – Network World

Forrester: 70% of “private clouds” aren’t really clouds at all – Network World

The illustrious Brandon Butler of Network World recently took up the debate about cloudwashing, and what exactly makes up a ‘real’ private cloud. While James Staten of Forrester take a reasonably strict line with cloudwashing I tend to be a little more pragmatics. If it delivers value, then maybe we don’t need to be so strict on terminology? Andi Mann, a vice president of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies and cloud pundit, pumps the brakes a little bit on this discussion though. “If you don’t have all five (characteristics), then you’re getting into semantics,” he says. The real question, he says, is not whether the five check marks can be made to call something a cloud – it’s whether IT is serving its users appropriately. “Sometimes 80% of cloud is good enough,” he says. “What it’s really all about is business service. Who cares what you call it; what you…

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Private Cloud Roundtable: Issues and Challenges

Private Cloud Roundtable: Issues and Challenges

On February 19th, I was invited to join a great Google+ Hangout roundtable to talk about private cloud issues and challenges, with some really smart experts, including: Kurt Milne, Director of CloudOps Marketing, VMware (my ‘Visible Ops – Private Cloud‘ co-author) Gordon Haff, Cloud Evangelist, Red Hat Sam Charrington, Principal Analyst, CloudPulse Strategies Mark Thiele, EVP of Data Center Technology, Switch Andi Mann, VP of Strategic Solutions, CA Technologies Hosted by James Maguire, managing editor of Datamation, it was streamed live, with the expert panel providing advice about deploying a private cloud, addressing issues like security, costs, and the reasons private cloud fail. We also recorded it for posterity, so you can see it any time, right here: And make sure to check out the accompanying article on Datamation!

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CloudViews Unplugged: February 2013

CloudViews Unplugged: February 2013

Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss cloud security, rogue cloud, swarm-based computing, video production in the cloud & more! Read the show notes on Smart Enterprise

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CloudViews Unplugged: January 2013

CloudViews Unplugged: January 2013

In the latest episode of CloudViews Unplugged, George Watt and I discuss the Christmas Eve AWS outage, cloud computing standards, Google awarding 6 science projects with up to one billion core-computing hours and Netflix open-sources Janitor Monkey. You can read the show notes on Smart Enterprise and download the podcast from Sound Cloud

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Is It Time to Stop Making Excuses for Cloud Outages? (BizTechMagazine)

Is It Time to Stop Making Excuses for Cloud Outages? (BizTechMagazine)

  Ricky Ribeiro (@ricktagious) of BizTech Magazine (@BizTechMagazine) has penned a few thoughtful comments on my latest blog, Time To Stop Forgiving Cloud Providers for Repeated Failures: Some cloud pundits say, “Hey, no technology is up all the time. Deal with it and plan for outages.” But Andi Mann, vice president of strategic solutions at CA Technologies, says enough is enough when it comes to excusing cloud outages. In a bold post on his blog, Mann strikes back at the notion that downtime is inevitable in IT. You can read the whole article over at BizTech Magazine online –  http://www.biztechmagazine.com/article/2013/01/it-time-stop-making-excuses-cloud-outages    

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