You can’t escape the fact that we are truly entering into an age of a programmable and data-driven world. The journey to meld silicon capability into new materials and then connect all the things to the internet is accelerating; it’s affecting data centers, our homes, our cars, our watches, our clothes, our cities. We will soon […]Read more "Governance As Code"
I have an app. It needs hosting on an infrastructure. I need to be able to deploy ten updates to the app each day. I need to be able to scale it up, out and in. I need it to have the best economics possible (both opex and capex). I need it to comply with […]Read more "An Industrial Model for Hybrid Cloud"
It’s incredible that we can order just about anything online, from anywhere in the world, and it gets delivered to our door in a matter of hours/days. There are two important aspects to the postal/courier industry that make this work: packaging (where does the item need to go) and logistics (how does the item get […]Read more "The Open Container Project"
It’s time to start thinking differently about cloud. Watch this brief screencast to learn what a modern cloud platform looks like – and how operators and enterprises can get started today: In today’s Networked Society, software is emerging as the primary way for global enterprises to engage with their customers. Software, cloud, mobile and connected […]Read more "A Modern Cloud Platform"
The sheer scale of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona is staggering. Over the space of a week, I had the opportunity to meet with global CIO’s, CMO’s CTO’s and product execs to discuss the business drivers behind hybrid cloud, and in particular how operators are in a prime position to leverage the industrialization of […]Read more "More than Hybrid Cloud"
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 $3 […]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"
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’"