In this post , I will raise some basic questions and will delve deeply into
this topic to debate the common resistance to what I call "pure cloud
deployment". Let's begin with a leading question: Can't the hybrid economy
model live within the public cloud? From the enormous number of conversations
with top cloud thought leaders, CIOs, startups, and the like, it seems that
the answer is Yes.
I started my journey in the technology world only 10 years ago. I started
establishing an online cloud and SaaS solution for the SMB, and 6 years later
I was exposed to the great wonderful world of enterprise IT factory. I
experienced and documented the challenge of moving the multi-million dollar
IT shop to AWS cloud. I also supported and kept records on projects of
enterprises and ISVs that moved resources from their on-premise applications
to the Amazon cloud, beginning with... (more)
Confidence is key when it comes to managing large IT systems. The tricky part
is when a CIO tries to generate the trust and confidence of a company’s IT
environment. Complete transparency is the answer. As you may recall, I’ve
written about the need for transparency concerning Newvem’s services in the
past. As the cloud industry market matures, the AWS cloud continues to grow
at ground-breaking speeds, in addition to the usual individual cloud
deployment. In either respect, transparency becomes an issue.
Cloud management vendors recognize the need for transparency and are taking ... (more)
I’m OnDemand is heading to Las Vegas for Amazon’s official cloud show –
AWS re:Invent. In my honest opinion, the show is the most significant
conference in the cloud and IT industries, and includes a number of fantastic
educational sessions. To navigate the sessions, Amazon has provided
conference attendees with a great tool that helps them sort through more than
286 sessions (up from 150 last year).
Looking through the list of sessions (the schedule builder is very useful), I
quickly discovered that trying to figure out which ones to attend was not as
easy as I’d though. I fou... (more)
Last week CoolaData guys announced their platform general availability. The
following post is based on few discussions I had with the company founders.
In his 20 years of experience working in the field of data analysis, Guy
Greenberg, a co-founder of CoolaData, came to realize that there is no simple
way to work out a Big Data without turning to professional services and
integrating several systems. For instance, one might need to incorporate
Hadoop with ETL and visualization tools. However, these types of customized
Big Data projects can take months to complete, and like all com... (more)
The ever-growing web as well as the `consumerization of IT` provide end users
with an abundance of options and full discretion. We now understand the vital
need to internalize the concept of spreading knowledge and information across
a variety of applications and platforms as a means to thrive. Fortunately, we
now have the opportunity to utilize multiple clouds.
There are various incentives when considering multi-cloud deployment,
including regulations, high-availability, and global presence, to name a few.
However, when looking at the main factors, two key words come to mind... (more)