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Rackspace Advisory Services helps Pearl.com harness the power of the hybrid cloud

Rackspace performed a Cloud Readiness Assessment to help Pearl.com understand its hosting needs and how to architect a hybrid cloud to meet them. Continue reading

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Absence of Cloud Command & Control Center is a Barrier to Cloud Adoption in Bigger Enterprises!

Many enterprises are jumping into cloud adoption in their R&D, Marketing, CRM, Collaboration and Lower Tier Business Applications, but there are still several enterprises which are staying on the sidelines. The reasons for such a stance can be several (including … Continue reading

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What’s the best way to launch and consume cloud products & services without any major human resources impediments?

Moving existing legacy applications to cloud is no easy tasks and it cannot be done by net new cloud experts. Knowledge of business side, organizational risk appetite as well as legacy technologies is a must to be successful at moving an organization to produce and consume cloud products and services. To mitigate disruptive risks, it’s advised that enterprises hire front end consultative services for cloud adoption and application transformation rather than bringing big teams or bleeding edge technology from big vendors in house. Continue reading

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Interesting Slides from Netflix!

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Enterprise Cloud Strategy: Don’t get overwhelmed BUT don’t take it lightly either!

Peeling off years of layers from enterprise legacy is no easy task. That’s where expert help is needed. Our advice to enterprise is to get right experts involved: The ones who know what cloud is now (capabilities) The ones who … Continue reading

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What IT skills will be in high demand in Cloud Era?

Forthcoming era of Cloud Computing will cause shakeup in IT roles like no other IT technology shift has done in last 20 years. These changes range from introduction of new roles/titles to changing how existing roles play a role in … Continue reading

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Looking Forward: How will Cloud simplify lives of people involved in Enterprise IT?

As Cloud progresses towards more maturity, we will head towards ‘Policy Based Computing’ models, this will happen at ‘Infrastructure Level’ and ‘Application Level’. I envision having a schema/structure (probably XML structures) through which we will be able to describe units … Continue reading

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Why I like Open Cloud Platforms

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Do you keep keep your expensive jewels next to pots you cook in? Why we exhibit this behavior in data centers?

Ideally there should be differnt tiers of data centers for differnt tiers of applications and Cloud (public and/or private) with different SLAs gives us these tiers Your development and testing/qa does not belong to production grade data centers. And there … Continue reading

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Will volume of data cause Cloud stickiness?

Few things which are important to enterprises are: quality of service, consultative approach to service delivery, integration with existing enterprise infrastructure, vendor’s ability to innovate and vendor’s understanding of client’s requirements/challenges. Having said that, I strongly agree that cloud providers which throw out some free services (testing the waters) will do much better in attracting and retaining clients. Continue reading

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