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Building a Private Cloud: Are We There Yet?

by Tom Bittman  |  February 17, 2009  |  4 Comments

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 with the term. I respect the issues, but I have also found the anti-private-cloud zealots to be a minority. In the past week alone, I […]


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Our Kids Are Pushing Us

by Tom Bittman  |  January 7, 2009  |  3 Comments

Why is virtualization important? Why is cloud computing compelling? Why is agility becoming so important in data centers? It isn’t simply about saving money – although that does help create a business case. It’s about our inevitable cultural speed shift, and it’s driven by our kids. When I was young, I wanted everything “now”. We […]


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Partly or Mostly Cloudy?

by Tom Bittman  |  October 9, 2008  |  4 Comments

My head has been in the clouds for the past week or so – I’ve literally been working full-time on cloud computing. Cloud services are popping up right and left, and more are coming. Some of these are not cloud by our definition. But what about the ones that fit the definition, but barely? From […]


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Virtualization 3.0

by Tom Bittman  |  September 22, 2008  |  3 Comments

I had a conversation with some folks at Intel today, and they referred to research from IDC on what Virtualization 2.0 looked like. This got me thinking. There is a tendency to take a trend like virtualization and wrap every other trend inside it. That creates a semantic nightmare, in my opinion. Virtualization does not […]


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Building Private Clouds

by Tom Bittman  |  September 15, 2008  |  1 Comment

I’m getting an interesting question more often every week: “How do I become more cloud-like – what are cloud providers doing that I can emulate?” Several people at our Web Innovation Summit in L.A. this week have asked me the same question. The answer is important – for more than seven years, Gartner has been […]

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