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Public ease

15 December, 2011 Leave a comment
the road to a private cloud

Road to the cloud

This week I signed up for Amazon’s cloud services, it is really easy! I haven’t signed up for any other public cloud services, so I can only speak here of the Amazon experience. Within minutes I had a full functioning cloud infrastructure with virtual machines, databases, load balancing and auto scaling. I had an exact price of what it will cost me, with the ability to factor in growth cost, and options available for growing and scaling. Read more…

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The cloud evolution

29 June, 2011 1 comment

I love how the IT industry can jump on the bandwagon. As soon as a new catch phrased is coined and shown to be a billion dollar market, you get new players, current players, corporates, specialists, contractors etc. etc. using the new “word” in everything. The marketing departments have a new moving target and do their best to show the whole world that they are indeed the leaders and the actual solution to meet the expectations of the market. The catch phrase today is cloud computing, and although it is not new, the marketing and vendor buy-in into cloud computing only started now.

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iCloud: fluffy or not?

9 June, 2011 Leave a comment

There is now a lot of news around Apple’s iCloud, so I thought to throw in my two cents worth.

Firstly, I want to start off by saying that Apple has now taken over the marketing mantle from Microsoft and must surely be the best self marketing company out there. They know how to reach their consumers and more importantly, how to keep their consumers happy. This is a good thing! Secondly, my view on Apple is that they have very successfully changed themselves into a media company, with some great devices to make use of this media. Call it iMedia for lack of a better word, but they are really good at it, and they keep playing to their strengths, which is also a good thing! Read more…