Cloud Conversations AWS Azure Service Maps via Microsoft

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Cloud Conversations AWS Azure Service Maps via MicrosoftUpdated 1/21/2018 Microsoft has created an Amazon Web Service AWS Azure Service Map. The AWS Azure Service Map is a list created by Microsoft looks at corresponding services of both cloud providers. Image via Azure.Microsoft.com Note that this is an evolving work in progress from ...

Cloud conversations: AWS EBS, Glacier and S3 overview (Part III)

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added EBS Optimized support for enhanced bandwidth EC2 instances (read more here). This industry trends and perspective cloud conversation is the third (tying the posts together) in a three-part series companion to the AWS EBS optimized post found here. Part I is here (closer look ...

Cloud conversations: AWS EBS, Glacier and S3 overview (Part II S3)

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added EBS Optimized support for enhanced bandwidth EC2 instances (read more here). This industry trends and perspective cloud conversation is the second (looking at S3) in a three-part series companion to the AWS EBS optimized post found here. Part I is here (closer look at ...

Cloud conversations: AWS EBS, Glacier and S3 overview (Part I)

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added EBS Optimized support for enhanced bandwidth EC2 instances (read more here). This industry trends and perspective cloud conversation is the first (looking at EBS) in a three-part series companion to the AWS EBS optimized post found here. Part II is here (closer look at ...

Cloud conversations: AWS EBS Optimized Instances

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced global availability of Elastic Block Storage (EBS) optimized support for four extra Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) instance types. The support enables optimized performance between standard and provisioned IOP EBS volumes and EC2 instances to meet different bandwidth or throughput needs (learn more about AWS ...

Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) BMW Private Cloud Strategy

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

If your organization like StorageIO is a member of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) you may be aware of the resources they make available about cloud, virtualization, security and more. Unlike so many other industry associates or trade groups dominated by vendors, the ODCA has an IT or ...

Cloud conversations: Public, Private, Hybrid and Community Clouds? (Part II)

Friday, February 1st, 2013

This is the second of a two part series, read part I here. Common community cloud conversation questions include among others:Who defines the standards for community clouds? The members or participants, or whoever they hire or get to volunteer to do it. Who pays for the community cloud? The ...

Cloud conversations: Public, Private, Hybrid what about Community Clouds?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Have you heard of a community clouds? Cloud computing including cloud storage and services as products, solutions and services offer different functionality and enable benefits for various types of organizations, entities or individuals.Public clouds, private clouds and hybrids leveraging public and private continue to evolve ...

Cloud conversations: Gaining cloud confidence from insights into AWS outages (Part II)

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is the second in a two-part industry trends and perspective looking at learning from cloud incidents, view part I here.There is good information, insight and lessons to be learned from cloud outages and other incidents. Sorry cynics no that does not mean an end to clouds, as they ...

Cloud conversations: Gaining cloud confidence from insights into AWS outages

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This is the first of a two-part industry trends and perspectives series looking at how to learn from cloud outages (read part II here). In case you missed it, there were some public cloud outages during the recent Christmas 2012-holiday season. One incident involved Microsoft Xbox (view ...

Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) publishes two new cloud usage models

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced and published more documents for data center customers of cloud usage. These new cloud usage models for to address customer demands for interoperability of various clouds and services before for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) among other topics which are ...

The blame game: Does cloud storage result in data loss?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

I recently came across a piece by Carl Brooks over at IT Tech News Daily that caught my eye, title was Cloud Storage Often Results in Data Loss. The piece has an effective title (good for search engine: SEO optimization) as it stood out from many others ...

What do VARs and Clouds as well as MSPs have in common?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

What do VARs and Clouds as well as MSPs have in common? Several things it turns out:Some Value Added Resellers (VARS) (links to VAR related content and comments here, here and here) sell cloud services or solutions Some VARs are also cloud or managed solutions providers (MSPs) themselves, thus some cloud or ...

The function of XaaS(X) – Pick a letter

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Remember the xSP era where X was I for ISP (Internet Service Provider) or M for Managed Service Provider (MSP) or S for Storage Service Provider, part of buzzword bingo? That was similar to the xLM craze where X could have been I for Information Lifecycle Management ...