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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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Cloud Computing and Belly Buttons

by Thomas Bittman  |  October 12, 2009

It seems like some hard lines have been drawn in the market over cloud computing versus on-premises computing. On the one hand, the proponents of cloud computing are promoting a...

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If You Build a Private Cloud, Will Anyone Come?

by Thomas Bittman  |  August 9, 2009

Summer’s almost over – time for less sun and more clouds! I’ve gotten a lot of client questions recently about how to get started building their private clouds. Their vendors...

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Four Myths About Cloud Computing

by Thomas Bittman  |  May 8, 2009

I’m sure I could come up with more than four, but let’s throw a few out there that I continue to hear from people trying to understand the phenomenon. Don’t...

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Private Cloud Computing is Not The Goal

by Thomas Bittman  |  March 22, 2009

Instead, it’s a stepping stone. It’s about embracing cloud concepts earlier, and about enabling the flexibility to use public cloud computing services as soon as they meet requirements. Getting some...

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Building a Private Cloud: Are We There Yet?

by Thomas Bittman  |  February 17, 2009

My last blog entry caused quite a ruckus. While the term “private cloud” has been in use for at least a year, there are still semantic, moral and religious issues...

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Private Cloud Computing is Real – Get Over It

by Thomas Bittman  |  February 5, 2009

There’s an argument over whether the term “cloud” can be used to describe the changes taking place in internal IT architectures. How silly! Regardless of the term, there is a...

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Will Cisco Unify Computing?

by Thomas Bittman  |  January 21, 2009

Cisco's public blog recently announced an architectural approach they call "Unified Computing". There's been a lot of speculation about Cisco moving into the blade server business and so forth. I...

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