Researching cloud adoption


It’s been a few years since clouds were new. Today, utility computing is a tool in the IT toolbox, and it consists of both on-premise and on-demand components. We have strong private stacks (Cloud Platform, OpenStack, Eucalyptus, VMWare and others) and a variety of large-scale public providers at both the IaaS (Amazon, Google Compute Engine, Rackspace) and PaaS (Cloud Foundry, Openshift, A…

Clouds are like airlines

Airport shot from Stav on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons license

If you’ve read Nic Carr’s book The Big Switch, you’ll have heard the analogy that cloud computing is like eletricity: we’re moving from computers to computing, just as we moved from generators to generation.

Certainly, clouds (at least, big public ones like Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine) have a lot in common with an electrical utility. They’re elastic, because you can chang…

Getting ready for #CCCNA14


The whole CloudOps team is looking forward to the CloudStack Collab conference next week in Denver. We’re proud to be a gold sponsor and support the event of the community. We also have an unprecedented four sessions during the conference. Here are the details.

1. Using CloudStack to automate the deployment of VMware development environments

Thursday, April 10 • 2:20pm – 2:50pm…