How to architect your virtual infrastructure for private cloud success

In our last installment on the benefits of private cloud computing, we asked "Where is your team on the road to the private cloud?" and discussed the importance of understanding your private cloud initiatives today and determining...

Where is your team on the road to the private cloud?

In my last installment on the benefits of cloud computing, Considerations for catalogs, controls, compliance in private clouds, I raised points about what needs to change to get to the private cloud, and I focused on three main...

Considerations for catalogs, controls, compliance in private clouds

Last time we met in this space, we talked about the importance of management and resource optimization planning in the path toward private cloud computing (see my last blog on Moving forward towards the private cloud). Today, I...

Moving forward toward the private cloud

In our last installments on the benefits of cloud computing, we started looking at the maturity of IT - people, processes and technology. Before you start making changes in the organization steam rolling toward the goal of a...

Get to the private cloud: Change people, process, technology

In the last installment on the benefits of cloud computing, we started focusing on the private cloud. For most enterprises, this seems the most logical starting point as all uncertainty, doubt and risk is contained within the...

Talking about the benefits of cloud computing

There are lots of options for cloud computing, but each offers specific benefits. What are the primary ones users hope to see?Responsiveness: Cloud computing gives IT the ability to respond to demands from business units faster than...

Simplifying cloud options

Thinking about the cloud? Wondering what the heck it is? Want to know what your options are? Where do you start? We are on the cusp of a transformative change in how we deliver services in the data center - cloud computing. Cloud...

Cloudification: Bringing cloud computing to the masses

Cloud computing - everyone's talking about it, a good number of organizations want to adopt it, but how do you get there? We are on the cusp of "cloudification" -- cloud computing for the masses -- but to get to that state there are...

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