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Mind the Gap: Here Comes Hybrid Cloud

by Tom Bittman  |  September 24, 2012  |  18 Comments

Just when you thought you were starting to understand cloud computing, and private cloud computing, here comes hybrid cloud!  Vendors are already flocking to the term – it means everything from remotely managed appliances to a mix of virtual and non-virtual servers to traditional applications using cloud services, and everything in between. So what is [...]

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Top Five Private Cloud Computing Trends, 2012

by Tom Bittman  |  March 22, 2012  |  16 Comments

Private cloud computing continues to heat up, and there are several key trends defining private cloud computing in 2012: 1) Real Deployments: We’ll see about a 10X increase in private cloud deployments in 2012. Enterprises will find where private cloud makes sense, and where it’s completely over-hyped. We’ll see successes – and there will also [...]

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Private Cloud and Hot Tubs

by Tom Bittman  |  February 28, 2012  |  3 Comments

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 knew that eventually I was going to need to get out and make a run across the deck through below-freezing temperatures. I was going to [...]

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Mark Twain and the Open Virtualization Alliance

by Tom Bittman  |  May 19, 2011  |  1 Comment

On May 17, 2011, HP, IBM, Intel and Red Hat (as governing members) joined BMC Software, Eucalyptus Systems and Suse to announce the “Open Virtualization Alliance”, or OVA (which means “eggs” in Latin, right?). Their stated purposes include “increase overall awareness” of KVM, “accelerate the emergence of an ecosystem” around KVM, and so on. Sure, [...]

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How Cloud Computing Reboots the Channel

by Tom Bittman  |  April 7, 2011  |  9 Comments

In the past two months I’ve spoken to an audience of channel partners, had 6-7 lunch roundtables with channel partners in the U.S. and Canada, and I’ve met with a few channel partners in Europe. Two things are becoming increasingly clear to me: the channel will be critical in broader adoption of cloud computing (and [...]

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Virtualization Then & Now: Symposium 2009-2010

by Tom Bittman  |  October 18, 2010  |  18 Comments

My first presentation at Symposium 2010 was “Server Virtualization: From Virtual Machines to Private Clouds.” Attendance was crazy – the large room was packed, people were standing at the back, and apparently a few dozen were turned away at the door. This proves that server virtualization is not only a hot topic, it’s getting hotter [...]

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The Buzz at Gartner’s Symposium 2010: Cloud!

by Tom Bittman  |  October 18, 2010  |  1 Comment

Gartner’s Symposium this year is a blow-out – more than 7,500 attendees, and more than 1,600 CIOs. That means a very busy week of presentations and one-on-ones. As an analyst, what I always find interesting is “the buzz”. You get a real good sense of what’s hot based on one-on-one load, and one-on-one topics. I [...]

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IT Operations: From Day-Care to University

by Tom Bittman  |  May 24, 2010  |  2 Comments

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 applications are like infants – they need constant care and feeding. They can’t take care of themselves, and they rely entirely on others to survive. [...]

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Clarifying Private Cloud Computing

by Tom Bittman  |  May 18, 2010  |  33 Comments

I continue to talk with clients who understand the concept of private cloud computing, they think they know it when they see it, but they can’t quite explain it in words. A year ago I described The Spectrum of Private to Public Cloud Services, but I didn’t put that in the form of a definition. [...]

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Polling Data on Public/Private Cloud Computing

by Tom Bittman  |  April 21, 2010  |  15 Comments

I’ve been looking for an excuse to use this cartoon – I finally found it! I’m finishing a research note on some polls I took recently of data center executives, managers and decision-makers. Interesting results. Here’s a summary: (1) The first poll was focused on the top three concerns that data center professionals have with [...]

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