Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Embrace the Multiculti Cloud: World wide cloud companies do great things!

My latest post Embrace the Multiculti Cloud: World wide cloud companies do great things!
on KnowYourCloud

Short break out:
"Why do you drive a German car? Why do you love a fantastic Nasi Goreng from Indonesia? Why do you go to Ibiza, Berlin, London or Miami for a good clubbers night? Why do you travel to meet up at great IT conferences in the US? 

Friday, 15 June 2012

Next week on KnowYourCloud

Next week my new post 'The Multiculti Cloud" will be up on the KnowYourCloud Community.

Have a great weekend all!


An SLA thread

I've mentioned this comment thread in an earlier post. @sarojkar (not a Twitter account) and I took it another round. The origin post is about how to write/offer a great SLA model to cloud services.

@sarojkar's answer to my Q; whether or not he/she meant a service chain SLA or full SLA for a service incl underlying parts/functions:
"What I mean say is that these items need to be discussed and put in paper as part of SLA. You don’t want to be in a situation where your provider is pointing a finger at the infrastructure issue or outage and saying it wasn’t their fault. Incorporate SLA terms that indicate how your company will perform based on these resources. What does it mean to your operations if the cloud is down?

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Funny cloud - bad timing, bad photographer

A couple a days ago when I was driving to work I saw an odd funny cloud. I decided to take a picture of it and use it for some post. It was a long shot, really, and probably a bad idea from the very beginning..., but my plan was to edit it a bit. So; what are the odds a small traffic sign will hide that cloud just in that moment when the camera clicks when driving 100-ish km/h?

Anyway, nice picture, isn't it?

Friday, 8 June 2012

Comment to 'US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust”'

My comment to the interesting post US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust” on CloudTweaks by Jeff Norman

Short break out:
"Europe may trump the United States in such matters as academic prosperity in mathematics and sciences, as we know it celebrates its monarchs with far more compelling pomp and circumstance that we could possibly muster for our heads of state. But clout in cloud remains one discipline in which America continues to exert overwhelming dominance over the continent across the pond. This isn’t to say that nations like France, Germany, and even economically beleaguered Greece

comment to a comment to my comment...

...on the post Working On A Cloud Software Service Level Agreement on CloudTweaks by Rick Blaisdell.

Read the full story + comments.

I'm not sure if sarojkars comment was intended to comment my comment or comment the post...I think the later one. But what the h... I answered it. :) My comment/answer:
"@sarojkar Do you mean like a complete chain with several services included in a "full" ITaaS/XaaS? Or do you mean net, servers etc within the DC included in a SaaS? (Then it definitely should be included in the SLA) If ITaaS; it's definitely cool to deliver the chain of services from DC to user. It's a risk but definitely cool, you will certainly differ from many other SP's.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Comment to comment & post

My comment to the @cloud_zone comment and the post Cloud computing : Aggregating trust, broker or bust? on ITProPortal by Matthew Finnie.

Short break out from the post:
"An organisation’s ability to ’try before it buy’s with cloud services, in theory, meant that there is no longer the need to employ a consultant to decide which service would work for them. When the confusion around cloud is lifted, the future of the cloud broker may morph again, or even become extinct. If the issue

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

What’s Your Green Cloud Plan?

My latest post What’s Your Green Cloud Plan? on KnowYourCloud 

Please take a moment to think about your engagement in a better IT environment, but nevertheless - enjoy!

Short break out:
"And when Greenpeace is on your case there’s really nowhere to hide; as a big cloud service provider you get bad publicity = less money. That’s it. Always. The IT industry’s black sheep