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  • James Staten
  • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

    Blog:How Cloudy Are Your Cloud Service Provider Partners?

    There’s no shortage of companies these days calling themselves cloud service providers (CSPs) but are they really? And if not, what value do they bring to your portfolio and the cloud...

    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Blog:What’s Your Cloud Future?

      We know that cloud services and cloud platforms are here to stay and should be considered part of your overall IT portfolio but how much of that portfolio will these services occupy in your future?...

      • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

        Blog:Let's Trade Myths For Reality: What Are You Really Doing In The Cloud?

          In my oodles of conversations with enterprise clients about cloud, there isn't a day that goes by without some myth about cloud use coming up. It's time we, together, did something...

        • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

          Blog:EMC Gathers Its Cloud Assets - Will Developers Come Aboard?

          It looks that EMC has finally admitted it needs a better approach for courting developers and is doing something significant to fix this. No longer will key assets like Greenplum, Pivotal, or Spring...

          • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

            Blog:You can learn from the clouds but you can’t compete

            If you want to be the best in data center operations you are right to benchmark yourself against the cloud computing leaders – just don’t delude yourself into thinking you can match them....

            • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

              Blog:How to Avoid the Hidden Costs of Cloud Computing

              We all know the conventional wisdom about cloud computing: it's cheap, fast and easy. But is it really that much cheaper? Or is it simply optics that make it appear cheaper? Optics can...

              • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                Blog:Has Amazon Solved Its Private Cloud Dilemma?

                Amazon Web Services (AWS) is great, but many of our enterprise clients want those cloud services and values delivered on premise, behind their firewall, which may feel more comfortable for protecting...

                • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

                  Blog:Cloud Inefficiency - Bad Habits Are Hard To Break

                  We all have habits we would like to (and should) break such as leaving the lights on in rooms we are no longer in and good habits we want to encourage such as recycling...

                  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                    Blog:Scoring Our 2011 Cloud Predictions

                    Around this time last year, Forrester published its predictions for what we expected to happen in the cloud computing market in 2011. While some of those prognostications were on the mark, in general...

                    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                      Blog:Cloud computing and highly secure data DO mix

                      Every client (especially every government client) who says I’ll never use cloud services with highly secure data needs to hear this story. In no more sensitive a place than law enforcement is...

                      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                        Blog:Gelsinger Brings The "H" Word To VMware

                          The long-rumored changing of the guard at VMware finally took place last week and with it came down a stubborn strategic stance that was a big client dis-satisfier. Out went the...

                        • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                          Blog:Why Your Enterprise Private Cloud is Failing

                          You've told your ITOps team to make it happen, you've approved the purchase of cloud-in-a-box solutions, but your developers aren't using it. Why? Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson and...

                          • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                            Blog:Top 10 Cloud Predictions For 2012: The Awkward Teenage Years Are Upon Us

                            As 2011 begins to wind down, we can look back on the progress made over the last 11 months with a lot of pride. The market stepped significantly forward with big gains in adoption by leaders...

                            • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                              Blog:When Will We Have IaaS Cloud Standards? Not Till 2015

                                Guest post from I&O Researcher Lauren E. Nelson If you’re sitting on the sidelines waiting for IaaS to become more standardized, stop it. You’ll be waiting there till 2015, while...

                              • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                                Blog:Cloud Computing Predictions for 2014: Cloud Joins the Formal IT Portfolio

                                In 2013 enterprises got real about cloud computing. In 2014 we will integrate it into our existing IT portfolios - whether IT likes it or not. The moves by DevOps and line of business aren't...

                                • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                  Blog:Citrix Breaks Away From OpenStack

                                  Today's move by Citrix to put its CloudStack IaaS solution into the Apache Foundation says more about the state of the cloud market than it does about OpenStack. As our Fall 2011 Forrsights...

                                  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                    Blog:Forrester Wave: Public Cloud Platforms -- The Winner Is…

                                    …not that simple and therefore not always Amazon Web Services. First off, we didn’t take what might be construed as the typical approach, which would be to look either at...

                                    • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                                      Blog:Oracle And OpenStack: A Tale Of Two Completely Opposite Strategies

                                      If you wanted to see the full spectrum of cloud choices that are coming to market today you only have to look at these two efforts as they are starting to evolve. They represent the extremes. And...

                                      • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                        Blog:The VMware Community Has the Innovator’s Dilemma

                                          This week at the VMware Partner Exchange, CEO Pat Gelsinger and his executive staff decided to demonize Amazon Web Services and their public cloud brethren in a very short sighted defensive...

                                        • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                          Blog:Are You Like Oracle When It Comes to the Cloud?

                                          Oracle makes itself an easy target for the ire of the cloud community when it makes dumb, cloudwashed announcements like last week's supposed IaaS offering. But then again, Oracle is just doing...

                                          • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                            Blog:2012 Cloud Predictions – Winners & Losers

                                            The year 2012 brought a significant amount of growth in enterprise use of cloud services but did it fulfill our expectations? With just five weeks left in the year, it’s time to reflect on our...

                                            • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

                                              Blog:OpenStack Goes Grizzly, Azure IaaS Goes Live. No Big Deal. Good

                                                The OpenStack Foundation and Microsoft have released major updates to their cloud platforms and frankly there’s nothing really new or exciting here – which is a good thing. Sure,...

                                              • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                                                Blog:You’re Running Out Of Excuses To Not Try Microsoft Windows Azure

                                                If you have dismissed Microsoft as a cloud platform player up to now, you might want to rethink that notion. With the latest release of Windows Azure here at Build, Microsoft’s premier...

                                                • For Chief Information Officer Professionals

                                                  Blog:Are you opportunistic or strategic with your cloud investments?

                                                  Our latest survey on IT budgets and priorities shows that 35 percent of enterprises have a big focus on cloud computing (calling it a high or critical priority), but do we really know how best to...

                                                  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

                                                    Blog:CenturyLink May Finally Have Figured Out the Cloud

                                                    After a couple less-than-home-runs in the cloud game, it looks like CenturyLink might just have a real contender. The US midwestern telecommunications leader pulled the trigger on yet another...