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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.