Wow, are we still debating whether to cloud or not to cloud for IT? I seem to continuously come across a vast array of marketing campaigns out there pushing the ‘why cloud’ message. And not targeted at mums or dads either. As I talk to service providers, operators and large enterprises around the globe, its […]Read more "the cloud debate"
The usual morning dilemma: to spend the time & make (and drink) a coffee at home, or grab one from the cafe at the office! Then, the cloud analogy hit… to go “private coffee” or “public coffee”! Go with me on this one… :) – Public coffee: grabbing a coffee at a cafe, paying the […]Read more "Public Cloud or Private Cloud: an analogy"
How awesome would it be to see the Australian Government ramp up its adoption of public cloud in Australia. There are so many reasons and benefits associated with this, especially when considering the business agility and innovation it would encourage across the country. There are three things that – in combination – suggest we could […]Read more "Government headed toward a Cloud Tipping Point"
Ever hear the story of the startup that got acquired for $200M to then be donated to the open source community? Not your every day story. But then, the current online-cloud-mobile-software revolution is your not every day event – our world is changing – business is changing. This week saw some open source awesomeness, the […]Read more "Cloudstack Graduates at Apache – Three Observations"
There’s a new wave of applications being built… Apps built “of the cloud”, not for the cloud, or on the cloud, but “of the cloud”. They are born with cloud. They depend less on underlying service levels or preset capacity or frequent deployment of changes attributed to agile development. Not that these items are any […]Read more "Apps that are “of the cloud”"
You know disruption is afoot in an industry when a “value added” service becomes “the norm” – that point where a premium service feature or an “optional extra” becomes available to the masses – customer expectations of the standard product evolve. Remember when air-conditioning in the humble automobile was an “optional extra”, not that long […]Read more "Multiple Cloud availability zones become ‘the norm’"
It takes 2 hours, 6 minutes and 57 seconds to transfer and upload data over a distance of 80km via pigeon – and no, that isn’t a typo. In 2009, Unlimited IT in South Africa strapped a data card to Winston the carrier pigeon’s leg and sent him on his way to their Durban office […]Read more "Data Upload Faster than a Speeding Pigeon"