Cloud Computing

October 8, 2009

Is application portability possible in the cloud?

As companies try to get a handle on the costs involved in running data centers. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons that companies are looking to cloud computing to make the headaches go away.  Like everything else is the complex world of computing, clouds solve some problems but they also cause the […]

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September 15, 2009

Public versus private clouds: why one size does not fit all

There has been a lot of discussions these days about private and public cloud. More discussion has been generated because  both Amazon.com and Salesforce.com have added a Virtual Private Network (VPN) option to their public cloud services.  What does this mean in the context of how customers will move to cloud computing? It is clear […]

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April 15, 2009

Does IT see the writing on the cloud wall?

For the last six months or so I have been researching cloud computing. More recently, our team has started writing our next Dummies Book on Cloud Computing. Typically when we start a book we talk to everyone in the ecosystem — vendors big and small and lots of customers.  For example, when we started working […]

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April 6, 2009

Why Sun Microsystems can’t go it alone

Like everyone else, I have been looking what would happen if IBM were to buy Sun Microsystems. I actually thought it sounded pretty good. IBM would get hardware, some database, virtualization, cloud, and operating system software. Oh, and did I mention that they would control Java. But it sounds (at least as I am writing […]

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August 6, 2008

Cloud Computing: a work in progress or a silver bullet?

I have seen some research recently that suggested the CIOs are not seriously thinking about Cloud Computing. Is this a leading indicator on this emerging market or is it looking in the rearview mirror? I vote for the rear view mirror theory. Here is why. If you are the typical CIO, you are thinking about […]

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March 28, 2008

When does the data center become the cloud?

This is the beginning of another season of analyst meetings. Today I am at IBM’s Linux and Open Source meeting. Next week I will be with HP at their industry analyst meeting (hardware, software, services — no printers or PCs), that will be followed by IBM’s Impact (SOA conference), CA’s analyst meeting, and finally I […]

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