An ITBM Primer Infrastructure Optimization According to ITBM leader Apptio: “Modern IT leaders use facts to collaborate on the tradeoffs needed to maximize business value.… Read More »Infrastructure Optimization: ITBM’s Last Mile
Cloud Computing : The Coming Clouds and Storm
IT systems Those who live where it snows are all too familiar with the crazed weather forecasting phenomenon. Recently there were reports of 18-36” of snow where I live. Stores were emptied out, gas stations and lines, and everyone hunkered down for what turned out to be a dusting of snow followed by sunny days – no clouds at all. Why do weather forecasters do this? I’ve always assumed it was to generate increased amounts of viewership in order to sell more TV advertising. I wonder if the marketing for cloud computing operates in the same way.
For as long as I can remember, I have used a shared hosting site for my web projects. The company is called site5.com. As of this writing, they are offering web hosting with “unlimited web space, bandwidth, domains, email” for $4.95 per month, with a 30-day free trial. My account on site5.com is similar. I can run any kind of web site, web application, or database. I’ve been online with them for years.
My account access is on a shared Linux box. I can easily add more.
IT systems But would anyone call this cloud computing? Many probably would – many consider Hotmail and Salesforce.com to be cloud computing. Some probably wouldn’t – because I can’t auto-provision “instances” of a virtualized computer, and I can see (but not access) the other shared users on the same box.
IT services Re-posted from the Year 2000 “Money is the opposite of the weather. Nobody talks about it, but everybody does something about it.” –… Read More »Making IT Fit Like a Good Shoe, or, 10 Years Later, and RampRate Has a Long Way to Go!
Google as CDN Craig Labovitz, at Arbor Networks, a company that makes packet inspection gear, released a great article about how much traffic Google serves.… Read More »Google as CDN – No Big Deal, But a Big Deal
Data Center Checklist Force Majeure (less secularly known as “Act of God”) clauses are standard contract language and should be included in your data center… Read More »Data Center Checklist – Force Majeure Abuse
Managed Services One of the newer trends that came about as the dollar has weakened in the last few years is the prevalence of currency… Read More »Managed Services supplier Playbook – Currency Risk