DaaS

Migrating from one application or management stack to another

According to Gartner, one role of an IT department is to be a cloud services broker (CSB) for sourcing external services. However, I personally believe that a full-fledged CSB also requires dynamicity in decision making, experience managing IT for others, technology to aggregate IT capabilities from the market and various other considerations that go beyond […]

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Cloud brokerage: Requirements to support service contestability—application stacks

This is the second part of my series on cloud brokerage, and in this post I’ll discuss a variety of application stacks on which consumers can run their workloads. In my initial post, I introduced what I mean by a workload or application stack and a management stack. In subsequent posts, I’ll discuss challenges associated […]

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Are you emotionally attached to your cloud?

I am holding back tears as I write this. Losing a guinea pig hurts a lot more than I imagined it would. Four years ago, my wife was coerced into getting a guinea pig for each of my two kids. Anyone who has had a beloved pet of any species die for any reason knows […]

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How can desktop cloud improve your business?

When we are talking about desktop cloud it’s not exactly about the personal computer.

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Is it time for desktop on the cloud?

Are we already using desktop on the cloud? Without an Internet connection, I find that I can do very little.

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Desktop as a Service: Go virtual or not?

Cloud terminology is already complex enough with its IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, BPaaS; so now we have one more term contributing to the overall confusion with cloud-related services. It is desktop as a service (DaaS). You might say “Well, it is just another buzz word to help marketing guys in selling virtualization” and probably you are right.

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Desktop as a Service: Go virtual or not?

Cloud terminology is already complex enough with its IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, BPaaS; so now we have one more term contributing to the overall confusion with cloud-related services. It is desktop as a service (DaaS).

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Driving as a service

Are you wondering about the title? Well, this is no new product announcement of IBM, rather than some thoughts about the idea of cloud computing that arose when I saw a video of the vision of car driving in 2028 according to Volkswagen.

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