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Infrastructure Strategies

Cloud computing significantly changes the strategic playing field. Core to this change is both a philosophical and physical change to how infrastructure is managed. One doesn’t have to look far to see similarities in other industries where this transformation has taken place. Paramount among them is the electric industry. In the late 1800’s, companies built… Continue reading Infrastructure Strategies

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Cloud Computing – A Definition

Everyone is ‘in the cloud’ today. But what does this mean and how will it help? First, a common way to talk about cloud computing is needed. We need a way to further define how to look at cloud services. First, what is cloud computing and how does it differ from a traditional model? Cloud… Continue reading Cloud Computing – A Definition

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Storage Failure in the Cloud

Is storage in the cloud a failure? I’ll answer that further down…read on. It started with a story in the Boston Globe on March 21, 2009: http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2009/03/21/data_backup_firm_sues_2_hardware_suppliers/ That spawned a series of threads on the failure of Cloud Storage. Carbonite’s CEO, Dave Friend posted a note to their blog: http://www.carbonite.com/blog/default.aspx But isn’t the real issue… Continue reading Storage Failure in the Cloud