Articles Tagged with Private Cloud

Fallacies in Marketing

One of the things I find frustrating in marketing materials is the use of logical fallacies. I know that not everyone wants logical correctness as a part of life. Having studied science at university, I like good rules that are followed. I’d prefer that marketing materials were honest, complete, and direct. The problem with overstated claims or logical fallacies is that they undermine the rest of the message. As soon as a reader of the message questions the honesty of a part of the message, the remaining message is also suspect. I would much prefer full and direct marketing messages, rather than half-truths that treat the reader as someone lacking in intelligence. Unfortunately, we will never get rid of the fallacies, because humans and money are involved. So, we need to understand the fallacies that are common and learn to recognize them in materials we read.

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Cost or Agility: What Is the Private Cloud’s True Purpose?

In my continual quest for knowledge and current news about virtualization and cloud computing, Deirdre Mahon’s article “Cost or agility: What is cloud’s true purpose?” caught my attention. I’d like to address the same cost or agility theme, but focus in on private clouds instead of the public cloud. My assessment is based on a more specific scenario, in which a company or corporation has presented its business units with the option of utilizing a shared infrastructure, in addition to the option of the public clouds that are readily available in the current technology marketplace.

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Tracking the Hot Container Market

The container market is moving at the speed of light. Each vendor in this space is delivering features at an amazing pace. In fact, things are moving so fast that this article will likely be way outdated in about 2 months. It was just under two months ago when I reported on the many announcements made at DockerCon 2015 in San Francisco. Since then, each vendor has made a number of significant announcements about new features or partnerships. Here is a rundown of what has been announced by the major players in the hot container space.

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IBM Releases a New Mainframe

In this day and age of cloud computing, this article’s headline may come as a bit of a shock to many of you. Yes, the mainframe is still a thing. And IBM’s newest is a beast of a machine, capable of over 2.5 billion transactions a day, with real-time encryption built in.

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Moving Past the OpenStack API Debate

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There has been a great deal of passionate debate over the last few months within the OpenStack community. There is one camp that is advocating for building APIs that are compatible with Amazon Web Services (AWS) APIs, while the other camp argues for augmenting the existing OpenStack APIs. Those in favor of making the APIs more compatible with AWS are focused on standardization and compatibility between OpenStack and AWS. Standardizing on the AWS APIs makes moving workloads between OpenStack and AWS clouds easier, thus giving OpenStack a competitive advantage over other private cloud stacks. It also makes it easier for customers to move workloads off of AWS (public cloud) to OpenStack (private cloud) for customers wanting to deploy on bare metal machines, keep critical data out of the public cloud, or have the flexibility to target a cloud endpoint based on their customers’ desires (for those delivering solutions to customers outside of their enterprise).

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