Category Archives: Cloud

The Infrastructure Engineering Lifecycle – How to Build and Sustain a Top Quartile Infrastructure

There are over 5,000 books on applications development methods on Amazon. There are dozens of industry and government standards that map out the methodologies for application development. And for IT operations and IT production processes like problem and change management, IT … Continue reading

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Expect More Casualties

Smart phones, tablets, and their digital ecosystems have had a stunning impact on a range of industries in just a few short years. Those platforms changed how we work, how we shop, and how we interact with each other. And … Continue reading

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Getting to Private Cloud: Key Steps to Build Your Cloud

Now that I am back from summer break, I want to continue to further the discussion on cloud and map out how medium and large enterprises can build their own private cloud. As we’ve discussed previously, software-as-a-service, engineered stacks and private cloud will … Continue reading

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Turning the Corner on Data Centers

Recently I covered the ‘green shift’ of servers where each new server generation is not only driving major improvements in compute power but is also requires about the same or even less environmentals (power, cooling, space) as the previous generation. … Continue reading

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