CLOUD STORAGE: A BUSINESS MODEL for THE ENTERPRISE

What the Toolkit Includes THE TUTORIAL is a 19 page document which shows you how to use the Cloud Storage: A Business Model for the Enterprise spreadsheet. It explains all the variables which make up the model, step-by-step. THE SPREADSHEET is a customizable spreadsheet which takes in your input and is made up of three … Read more

Sun + IBM = Open Clouds Ahead

Coming on the heels of the Cisco-BMC announcement, the news of an IBM/Sun merger and the simultaneous announcement of Sun’s Open Cloud Platform are not mutually exclusive events. They’re all part of the ongoing race to capture the Enterprise Cloud. The elephants are dancing. The announcement continues the pattern of rapid marketplace adoption of Cloud … Read more

Nicholas Carr: IT vs. The Cloud

Here’s an interesting interview with our friend Nick Carr in which he once again highlights important long-term strategic issues for enterprise IT. I’ve pulled out some of his quotes for quick review: – “..there is a basic conflict of interest that IT departments face as they think about the cloud, and that’s true, of course, … Read more

Definition: Cloud Storage

Back in May of 2006, Amazon, introduced Simple Storage Service (S3) as file storage for their Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) computing environment. Despite some short-comings, the pricing flexibility and the web-scalability offered by S3 made it an instant hit with the software development community. For the first time, a large pool of storage was available … Read more

Bechtel Harnesses the Cloud: Case Study of an Enterprise Cloud

Bechtel is a great example of the “enterprise cloud” version of Cloud Computing – building its own enterprise cloud rather than using a cloud computing service provider. With projects in 50 countries around the world, and teams collaborating around the clock, Bechtel’s challenge is to operate a seamless Project Service Network (PSN) authorizing employees, contractors, … Read more

What is Cloud Computing?

Sure there’s plenty of room for discussion on the specifics, but the business benefits of Cloud Computing will make it an inevitable part of your future. Bechtel is a great example of the “enterprise cloud” version of Cloud Computing – building its own enterprise cloud rather than using a cloud computing service provider. With projects … Read more