Hybrid

Four benefits of hybrid cloud computing

Because I work on both OpenStack and SoftLayer, a large part of my daily discussions center on hybrid cloud—what is real and what isn’t when it comes to augmenting on-premises, private cloud with hosted cloud. Most people associate hybrid with “bursting” an application or picking up and moving an existing workload off-premises to a hosted […]

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How cloud computing can provide a competitive advantage

I just had the opportunity to read a new study from IBM that looks at the business outcomes of organizations using cloud and how they are achieving those results.

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A reference model for moving your applications to cloud

This article throws light on an important aspect of cloud computing technology –namely, migrating enterprise level workloads to a cloud environment without re-architecting or re-engineering the existing applications. I have explored the methodology of migrations and have tried to put in place some framework or repeatable model that can accelerate moving to cloud. Overview To […]

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How to explain cloud to your spouse – Part 2

For those of you that have been following this site for several months, you may have come across my previous blog post: How to explain cloud to your spouse.  When I wrote it, I thought it was just a something silly, and had no idea it would resonate with as many people as it did. […]

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The present and future of cloud pricing models

Some people are not aware that there are a number of different pricing models for cloud computing. In this post I’m going to explain the four most common cloud computing pricing models. Understanding these models is important so that you can make informed decisions about which model to choose and also understand how you will […]

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How cloud computing is impacting everyday life

Cloud computing is changing our lives in many ways. While the technology has been described and commented on at length technically, very few studies have focused on its impact on everyday life. We are, as never before, seeing cloud technology impact our world on many levels. I want to reflect on the effects of these […]

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How to explain cloud to your spouse

I love my wife, but sometimes she drives me crazy.  She is an elementary school counselor with a Master’s degree, so you know that she is a good listener, is intelligent, and is also very patient. Yet somehow when it comes time for me to talk about my day or what I work on for […]

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