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Confessions of a Cloud Road Warrior: Update 2

Last year, I took a slight departure to discuss the opportunities and challenges that cloud computing presents to the road warrior. Almost a year later, it is time to update the results. Since my last posting, I have traveled throughout the US and Asia. My rate of travel has continued at a strong pace. You… Continue reading Confessions of a Cloud Road Warrior: Update 2

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Clouds, Failure and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night

A couple of days ago, I posted some thoughts about the recent Amazon AWS outage. In the passing days, many others have written their own missives collecting their thoughts on what may have happened and the ensuing consequences. The opinions range widely from a typical outage to outrage to a potential cover-up of a larger… Continue reading Clouds, Failure and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night

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Amazon Outage Concerns Are Overblown

Today, Amazon suffered a major outage of their EC2 cloud services based out of their Virginia data center. There are plenty of other blogs with more technical details on what specifically took place. Many cloud pundits are pointing to the outage as another example of the immaturity of cloud-based infrastructures. I think this is overblown.… Continue reading Amazon Outage Concerns Are Overblown

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Cloud Computing Search Trends Show Growth and Plateau

There has been quite a bit discussion about the topic of Cloud Computing and specifically if interest was starting to wane. In discussions over the past year, I’ve used the term ‘cloud fatigue’ to describe how cloud came on strongly, but without a clear understanding of value, multiple issues are creating confusion. More clarity around… Continue reading Cloud Computing Search Trends Show Growth and Plateau

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Failure is a Good Thing

Failure…the F-word to some. It is often suggested that we learn from our failures. However, it is often our successes that are celebrated. The question is: Are we truly learning from failure? And do we fear failure too much? In many cases, the answer is yes…to both questions. While inventing the light bulb, Thomas Edison… Continue reading Failure is a Good Thing