Category Archives: Cloud

Demystifying software-defined products

When someone sells you a software-defined product, for example software-defined networking, software-defined storage, a software-defined data center, etc, what she sells you is a controller made with software. This controller “sits” between the hardware and you. When I write “you”, … Continue reading

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Measuring the cloud

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About those that use Gmail

Title: About those that use Gmail Alternative title: There are people that use Gmail and prefer it to Hotmail

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Users switching from Gmail to Hotmail

Title: Users switching from Gmail to Hotmail Alternative title: Hotmail sign in page picture of users’ reactions

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SkyDrive or SkyDive?

Now I am confused. Is it SkyDrive or SkyDive?

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Citrix’s sensible decision to move away from OpenStack and use CloudStack

Citrix is in need of an open source cloud operating system for its upcoming cloud computing offering. In other words, Citrix plans to offer cloud computing services and it needs open source software that will implement, deliver and manage these … Continue reading

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Location, location, location is not for cloud taxonomy

When refering to public and private clouds, people consider as public the clouds that their resources are located in the cloud hosting provider’s data center and are leased to organizations, whereas people consider private the clouds that their resources are … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Platform Appliance and naming issues

From http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/appliance/ I learned that service providers, large enterprises and governments can deploy the Windows Azure Platform Appliance in their own datacenters and that the Windows Azure Platform Appliance consists of Windows Azure, SQL Azure and a Microsoft-specified configuration of … Continue reading

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I say primitivism and you say self-sufficiency

This is the third post (and hopefully the last) of my opinions about the cloud (the other two posts were “Hosted services with a vengeance” and “Redefining the whole networking paradigm”). By now you must be reeeeeeeeeally tired reading from … Continue reading

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Redefining the whole networking paradigm

On December 17, 2008, I wrote a post titled “Hosted services with a vengeance“. In that post, I argued that hosted services are not trying to fool us by changing their name to Cloud Services, but they provide new options … Continue reading

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