Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS

Gartner Introduces: New Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud IaaS I’m happy to announce that the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service has been published. (Client-only link. Sorry; I’ll link a public reprint when one is available.) This is a brand-new Magic Quadrant; our previous Magic Quadrant has essentially been split into two MQs, this new Public

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The Freedom of the Cloud

The Freedom of the Cloud Most would believe that the main reason for cloud computing adoption is cost savings, and many articles and calculations have been written and done to support this. However, it looks like it is not as straightforward as that, and a recent survey from CSC states that “33 percent of survey respondents cited

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Cloud Computing Pitfalls to Watch for in 2012

Cloud Pitfalls to Watch for in 2012 As the end of the year for 2011 makes its inexorable approach, the forecasts for 2012, in particular for cloud computing are flying helter-skelter. Both IDC and Gartner have weighed in with their forecasts and many more continue to release their forecasts regarding cloud computing for next year.

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With the Cloud, Celebrities Push Past the Paparazzi

With the Cloud, Celebrities Push Past the Paparazzi As the year that was 2011 begins to dwindle down, junkets everywhere begin to mount their best-of lists, countdowns, and other types of sentimental compilations. CloudTweaks is not immune to these articles that summarize a year sweetly; in how they reassure us that a meaningful year has

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Watch Out, Tinseltown: Cloud Computing and the Democratization of Video

Watch Out, Tinseltown: Cloud Computing and the Democratization of Video The film industry can basically be illustrated as a tower of blocks that repeatedly topples. First, “talkies” decimated the then status quo of silent films. Then the Coppolas and DePalmas of the Seventies-era “New Hollywood” stormed down the barriers of the antiquated studio system. Next,

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Cloud Computing: Hardware As Software

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding this elegant approach to marshaling remote computer resources. And, we do not wish to profit from the confusion created by the broad marketing of cloud computing to the public. So here we offer a definition of cloud computing that is easy to understand, accurate, and without marketing hype. 1.

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Is Warren Buffett a Supporter of Cloud Computing?

Is Warren Buffett a Supporter of Cloud Computing? “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked.” – Warren Buffett, legendary investor and one of the richest men in the world. In the wake of the sub-prime mortgage crisis and the collapse of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, Warren Buffett’s

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Adding Another Card To Your Cloud Adoption Deck

Adding Another Card To Your Cloud Adoption Deck For the most part we’ve all heard how the adoption or embracing of the Cloud will help enterprise users to save costs. Those CIOs, CTOs and IT officers who support the Cloud or have been pushing their top brass to accept Cloud adoption have almost always played

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Disaster Recovery in Cloud Computing

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Disaster Recovery in Cloud Computing Considering a cloud service offering? You’re not alone. Practically every IT organization out there is at least discussing the cloud as a way to improve services, save money, or shift workloads, and there’s good reason for that. While the cloud might not be for everyone, it has tremendous advantages for understaffed

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2012 Will Be All About the Data, and How We Manage It: Creating Trusted Data Networks Part 2

2012 Will Be All About the Data, and How We Manage It … Just as Julie Andrews taught us in Sound of Music (yes geeks can still like musicals), let’s start at the very beginning, which in this case is the data. We have all seen the stats about the astronomical data growth. IDC says we

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Cloud TV, Gaming and Entertainment: Making The Joystick Airborne

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Cloud Gaming: Making the Joystick Airborne I should just come out with it. The last video game system I purchased was a Nintendo 64, back in the early 2000s. No, I am not a bells-and-whistles type of gamer, by any stretch of the imagination. But yes, I do have an opinion on this sizable, influential

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2012 Will Be All About the Data, and How We Manage It

2012 Will Be All About the Data, and How We Manage It Part 1 I can’t decide if this is the most exciting time to be in IT or, frankly, if it sucks. While our budgets have yet to move upward, the number of initiatives, new strategies and technologies we need to evaluate and implement

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A Look Back to 2011 On Cloud Computing

A Look Back to 2011 On Cloud Computing Here we are, at that time of the year when we look back and analyze how things went, decide what should be improved and hoping for the best in the following year. Looking back to 2011, from a professional perspective, I find it easy to say that

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