Archive For March, 2011

Pragmatic Cloud: A Tale of Two Write-Downs

It was the best of times, it was a cell with a view Recently there has been a lot of discussion and debate regarding the capitalizing and amortizing of cloud-related expenses (sample posts here and here).  Through most of what…

More on fabric computing in the cloud

In my last post I covered the concept of fabric computing and why it matters in the world of cloud computing.  With a “fabric” approach towards creating a cloud application, we include the virtual compute, storage and network components inside…

Is your IT organization focused on becoming a ‘Trusted Advisor’?

Over the past year I have seen many industry announcements, articles, and case studies published documenting how a “business” is taking advantage of cloud computing to become either more agile, drive innovation or become more operationally efficient.   So what?  Well,…

Change is in the air and forecast calls for more clouds

Maybe I’m biased, but it really seems like this cloud thing is real. I’m a skeptic about almost everything but it seems that nearly every software vendor, service provider, and IT department has decided that there is a better model…

Is fabric computing the future of cloud?

The term fabric computing is gaining rapid popularity, but currently mostly within the hardware community. In fact, according to a recent report, over 50% of attendees at the recent Datacenter Summit had implemented, or are in the process of implementing,…