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Citrix and Mirantis Join Forces

There is exciting news in the cloud industry as two of CloudOps’ partners bring their technologies together. Citrix’s NetScaler is now certified for use in Mirantis OpenStack, which means increased scalability, performance, and speed of applications deployed on cloud infrastructures. This powerful combination makes use of the NetScaler Control Center to manage application delivery control of…

Faking Bare Metal in the Cloud
with Ravello Systems

As CloudOps’ Lead OpenStack Architect, I have created a technical how-to post explaining how Ravello Systems helps simulate a bare metal lab using public cloud resources like AWS and Google Cloud. It provides advanced features that are not available on public clouds and similarly allows for monthly operational expense management.

Using Ravello Systems to Simulate a Bare Metal Like to Mirantis…

You’re Always Wrong About Your IT Needs and Here Is Why

One of the hardest things I have learned over my career in IT is that no matter how diligently you work to understand and meet business requirements, you almost always end up with too many or too few resources, too early or too late.

While the problem is often due to poor delivery of IT projects and product capabilities, even more frequently it is because either the anticipated business demand…

Hosting vs. Cloud & Humans vs. Machines

As VP of Sales and Marketing at CloudOps, I am often explaining the difference between cloud and hosting. My goal is to effectively guide clients to get the maximum business value out of cloud infrastructure services. The greatest business value from cloud is the business agility and efficiency it can enable. I have laid out four items I would want to know if I were starting to us…

CloudOps at AWS Re-Invent

This is a little delayed because we’ve been busy deploying clients on AWS and cloud.ca.

There were plenty of highlights from last month’s AWS re:Invent 2014 conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Plenty of good news, a few surprises, and a few disappointments. We are excited to share the news and improvements with our managed AWS cloud customers and the blogosphere.
Starting with the biggest…

Can Infor and NetSuite Get “Cloud” So Wrong?

This article might be a good example of why software as a service (SaaS) should not be called “cloud.” Equating a subscription software delivery model to cloud masks its true value.

http://diginomica.com/2014/11/12/infor-hits-back-criticism-decision-use-aws-cloudsuite/

Let’s start with the old analogy of comparing cloud computing to an electrical utility. NetSuite is adamant that…

cloud.ca Is Looking For Some Beta Testers!

As we launch into the Fall season, we’re also approaching the launch of cloud.ca…and we are ready for some feedback!

We recently held a webinar on the cloud.ca beta platform, including a walkthrough of some of the major features, which you can view here.

cloud.ca 101
cloud.ca is a regional virtual private cloud platform that delivers scalable, secure, high-performance, cost-effective and…

Moving To Your New SaaSy Reality

Moving to SaaS isn’t easy. But move you must. And if you make the transition, you’ll care about new things:

Different metrics will matter: Moz began by looking at traffic and churn, but today measures the number of net customers added (“net adds”) and the time it takes to pay back the cost of customer acquisition (“customer payback.”) These numbers aren’t closely scrutinized in a…

How SaaSy Is Your Organization?

Ultimately, switching from ISV to SaaS means switching from a strict development role to one of development and operations. This isn’t just writing new code, it’s retooling the organization.

Security is no longer about making sure that the codebase is private and virus-free; it’s ensuring that production servers don’t get hacked and that support personnel are briefed against socia…

The Future of Software Is a Four Letter Word

There are many reasons the future of software is service-based.

THE JOURNEY FROM ISV TO ASP TO SAAS…continued!

Economic motivations
One of the most tempting things about SaaS is that it generates recurring revenues, As long as you deliver a valuable product and avoid customer churn, you build a “war chest” of future revenues that increases the value of the company. You don’t hav…

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