Every day I talk, write and comment about the “Cloud”. Every time I mention the cloud I try to make sure that I add the name of the relevant cloud operator, “Rackspace Cloud, “MS Cloud” (Azure) or “HP Cloud”. Somehow all of these cloud titles don’t right to me – it seems the only title […]

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Last week I was invited to the HP Tech Day in HP’s campus in Houston to learn and hear more about the giant’s cloud offering. I appreciate HP and Ivy very much for the invitation and for a great event where I was able to learn more and see these clouds in real. I had the privilege to meet savvy […]

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A lot has already been said about the false cloud use where the IaaS platform utilized as an hosting extension of the IT organization’s data center and not taking advantage of the elasticity benefits to generate a cost effective and scalable IT operation. Using the public IaaS whether it is Amazon, Rackspace or any other […]

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It always good to start with Wikipedia’s definition as it helps to initiate a structured discussion, here is Wiki’s definition for Lock-In: “In economics, vendor lock-in, also known as proprietary lock-in or customer lock-in, makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable to use another vendor without substantial switching costs. Lock-in […]

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“The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.” (Napoleon Bonaparte) Microsoft – ״Last week, Microsoft president Jean-Phillipe Courtois announced that the company will be spending 90% of its research budget on improving cloud computing technologies. Since Microsoft’s annual R&D […]

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“Moving your Infrastructure to the Cloud: How to Maximize Benefits and Avoid Pitfalls” a real interesting articale brought to you by rackspace.  This article explain very well the differences between `going on premise` to `going to the cloud`.”   I strongly sugget you will spend the time to read it and learn more.

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