Is the cloud unstable and what can we do about it?

The recent major reboots of cloud-based infrastructure by Amazon and Rackspace has resurfaced the question about cloud instability. Days before the reboot, both Amazon and Rackspace noted that the reboots were due to a vulnerability with Zen. Barb Darrow of…

Seven Things the CIO should consider when adopting a holistic cloud strategy

  As conversations about cloud computing continues to focus on IT’s inability at holistic adoption, organizations outside of IT continue their cloud adoption trek outside the prevue of IT. While many of these efforts are considered Shadow IT efforts and…

Top 5 Posts of 2013

Over the course of 2013, I wrote a number of posts about CIOs, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Data Centers and IT in general. Here are the top-5 most popular posts in 2013: 5. Time to get on the Colocation Train…

Time to get on the Colocation Train Before it is Too Late

The data center industry is heading toward an inflection point that has significant impact on enterprises. It seems many aren’t looking far enough ahead, but the timeline appears to be 12-18 months, which is not that far out! The issue…