Todayâs cloud computing landscape has no clear leading vendor; but rather is a mosaic of services. While the commercial opportunities are enormous, open source clouds are beginning to dominate the private cloud side of the market.
These are the findings of a new survey of 651 companies, conducted by RightScale, Inc. Among the 64% of respondents who plan to include a private cloud option as part of their cloud portfolio, open source private cloud solutions are taking the lead. The largest share of cloud adopters, 41%, plan to use only open source-based private cloud
Given my current obsession with understanding everything I can about how cloud computing is beginning to look, feel and behave like a variety of other complex adaptive systems, I’ve started paying close attention to the widespread practice (outside of IT, it seems) of systems thinking.
Defined in Wikipedia as “the process of understanding how things influence one another within a whole,” systems thinking represents a modeling,
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about IT and its role in the era of cloud computing, API-driven development and increasing interconnectivity. As enterprise computing moves from a server-centric to an application-centric operations model, what happens to the role of IT in a corporation? What is IT to cloud, anyway?Nick Carr famously wrote about the lack of differentiation that IT brings to the business in his 2004 book Does IT Matter?. His argument was essentially that as computing is more and more expected in business, the things IT does for the business provide less and less differentiation. That means that each business owning its own information
Summary: The CIO of NASA, Linda Cureton, says the U.S. space agency has saved almost a million dollars by moving IT infrastructure to the cloud. It has closed 20 datacenters so far.
The CIO of NASA, the U.S. space agency, said on Friday that her organization estimates that it’s saved almost a million dollars over the year after it moved several of its applications to the cloud.
Linda Cureton wrote in a blog post that NASA moved some of its enterprise infrastructure to Amazon Web Services after
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