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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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Public Cloud Saves The Day – Not That You’d Know

Public Cloud Saves The Day – Not That You’d Know

The hue and cry when public cloud services fail – which they do with some frequency – is almost deafening. What we rarely hear about is when the public cloud works the way we hope it will. To be fair, when Amazon takes a hit, it is an important event that begs to be over-analyzed. After all, how could anyone ever expect to possibly survive a day without harvesting digital crops, streaming an episode of Friends, making a cellphone pic look like crap, or checking into the local dive bar?! Internets are serious business!!* However, the punditry rarely give credit where credit is due – particularly in the case of public cloud uptime. So let me now give public cloud its due.

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CloudViews Unplugged: August 2012

CloudViews Unplugged: August 2012

In the August episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss emerging cloud markets, big data, 7 common cloud challenges, cloud-based farming, Netflix Chaos Monkey, Amazon cloud outages and the Olympics. To read the show notes for this episode and for more cloud content, please visit the Cloud Commons group on Smart Enterprise: http://smartenterpriseexchange.com/groups/cloud

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The Cloud Market Is Wide Open for the Taking

The Cloud Market Is Wide Open for the Taking

Recently I wrote about how public cloud is failing large enterprises. Despite the wild success of public cloud for consumer and SMB use cases, I noted, most research shows that enterprises are investing substantially more in private cloud than public cloud, because cloud service providers (CSPs) are failing to satisfy enterprise requirements for service assurance, security, compliance, billing, governance, etc. Most people I spoke with agreed with this analysis, but some told me (and still others talked among themselves) that I could not be right. They have seen hundreds of enterprises that have adopted public cloud, they said. Relating their stories of such-and-such an enterprise they just did business with, or the hundreds of unnamed enterprises they recently sold to, they said that I must be wrong. Of course, there are exceptions. At CA Technologies, we have many customers who have invested in public cloud in some fashion. There are…

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Do Amazon AWS and Eucalyptus Now Have “Enterprise Cloud Appeal”?

Do Amazon AWS and Eucalyptus Now Have “Enterprise Cloud Appeal”?

I saw a fantastic article from Nancy Gohring of InfoWorld yesterday, on how “Amazon said that it would back Eucalyptus’ efforts to support Amazon Web Services’ APIs”. Great article, well worth reading in full. For me, however, it was the a priori assumption in the first paragraph (and the headline) that really stood out: Eucalyptus has become far more attractive to enterprises wishing to build private clouds, now that the No. 1 cloud provider — Amazon Web Services — has thrown its weight behind the software company. I am not buying this at all.

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Public Cloud Computing is NOT For Everyone

Public Cloud Computing is NOT For Everyone

Without pointing any fingers, there seems to be a persistent refrain from some public cloud computing proponents that says, ‘If you are running your own IT, then you are doing it wrong’. This attitude fails to account for the magnitude and value of many legacy investments in people, process, and technology. It ignores the many challenges and risks posed by migrating enterprise IT to public cloud service providers. I have no doubt that many organizations will continue to run their own IT, even as they also adopt public cloud services – for very good reasons. At the same time, many will migrate their entire IT environment, wholesale, to public cloud services. I do not see this as even slightly contentious.

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