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Some Perspective on the Explosion of VMs in the Cloud

by Thomas Bittman  |  March 5, 2015

Virtualization was dominated by on-premises enterprise virtualization, and on-premises private clouds were the primary sourcing model for VMs offered as a service - for a few years. Certainly not true...

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Problems Encountered by 95% of Private Clouds

by Thomas Bittman  |  February 5, 2015

In my last blog post, I identified ten reasons private clouds were failing. I consolidated that list to six items (below), and polled attendees at Gartner's Datacenter Conference in Las...

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Why Are Private Clouds Failing?

by Thomas Bittman  |  September 12, 2014

I recently wrote a research note to explain what we've been seeing from our client base. In thousands of interactions, there are very specific patterns for private cloud successes and...

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How to Create a Cloud Strategy That Fails Big!

by Thomas Bittman  |  June 24, 2014

The elephant in the room is - everyone sees a different part of the elephant. Cloud computing is becoming widely adopted, and yet, there are very different schools of thought...

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Private Cloud and Hot Tubs

by Thomas Bittman  |  February 28, 2012

Sitting in my hot tub with my wife in central Wisconsin in February made me think about private cloud computing. Why? I was perfectly comfortable where I was, but I...

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Going Laptopless

by Thomas Bittman  |  April 5, 2011

I'm a knowledge worker. I'm in Copenhagen, on business. My laptop is in Connecticut. And I'm OK with that. Now let me preface this by saying as an analyst, I...

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Embracing the Blur

by Thomas Bittman  |  February 9, 2011

We're having an interesting discussion inside of Gartner (due credit to Neil MacDonald, Lydia Leong, Cameron Haight and David Cearley for the ideas in this post – I hope they...

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IT Operations: From Day-Care to University

by Thomas Bittman  |  May 24, 2010

After spending the day discussing IT operations, here are some musings on the future of IT ops. Traditionally, IT ops has been responsible for managing operationally "dumb" applications. These legacy...

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