Data Localization Law

Russian Data Center & Cloud Market Update – Addressing Russian’s Data Sovereignty Laws   If you’re providing services to people in Russia, store some personal data, and are not an airline, you have until September 1, 2015 to move that data to a Russian co-lo or cloud provider or face fines and a block on … Continued

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Infrastructure Optimization- ITBM

An ITBM Primer According to ITBM leader Apptio: “Modern IT leaders use facts to collaborate on the tradeoffs needed to maximize business value. Cost-only conversations become a thing of the past.” Modern IT leaders: Manage CapEx/OpEx, Fixed/Variable, CtB/RtB, Direct/Indirect Manage cost and variance for Plan/Build and Run activities Manage IT internally with these metrics on … Continued

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Cloud Migration Strategy

Call it app modernization as-a-service. For many enterprises it is their “last mile” to the cloud: How to assess and measure the business impact of migrating legacy, e.g., non-virtualized, distributed applications to one or more cloud deployment options. In a previous post, Bulletproof Your Core App Migration to the Cloud: An Essential Readiness Checklist, I presented a checklist … Continued

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Reposted from 1996 Why online gaming will be the biggest casualty if ISPs prioritize packets Synopsis The debate over net neutrality1 has often focused on video as the dominant medium that made the prioritization of packets either crucial or harmful. However, video is not the offering that will suffer the most if net neutrality becomes … Continued

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A Familiar Tale I recently heard a familiar tale from the CIO of a Fortune company: “We don’t have a repeatable or accurate cost allocation model that can be used to reflect the true cost of compute services consumption back to our lines of business.  Quantifying a workload’s owner / size / scope and forecasting … Continued

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