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What do PC’s, Linux, MySQL, Eucalytpus, public clouds and many other products have in common? They all leverage the phenomena of personal decision making power inside enterprises to create innovation adoption. In the last two decades of IT, this is also referred to “going around IT”. The current adoption of cloud overwhelmingly dominated by individuals, swiping credit cards or downloading opensource/freemium products. The “grass roots” approach is typical for enterprises at the leading edge of the diffusion of innovations curve.  These companies have the resources with the technical skills and business motivation to drive the adoption. Does this model “grass roots” model have the ability to continue the momentum cloud adoption into the enterprise.
ball-rubber1Is your private cloud elastic, or just a tightly wrapped ball of rubber. One of the essential characteristics defined by NIST for cloud computing is “Rapid Elasticity”.  I blogged about Workload Elasticity Profiles in a previous post , but in the war between private and public cloud, people question whether you can actually unleash the elasticity from that ball of rubber bands. “Can a private cloud can be elastic?”
myths-on-cloudThere are so many myths, assumptions; misnomers related to the cloud, that it is compelling for genuine and serious service or value-add providers to shed light on these. Five common myths were addressed in a recent Armada whitepaper “Five Myths on Cloud Computing“. Here are some additional myths and misnomers and a brief explanation on why they do not resonate:
Yesterday, James Staten from Forrester, blogged on “Which Applications Should I Move to the Cloud?”. While I agree with some of James’ points, it highlights the risk of dealing with cloud adoption and migration in broad brush statements.
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