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Thinking about Cloud Strategy

Cloud Computing has been a buzz topic for a while. I understand it: it promises exciting benefits and, therefore, everyone wants to be there. Obviously, that’s not new. Nevertheless, I happened to attend several Cloud Computing events recently and I couldn’t help having a strange feeling of “déjà vu”:

  • both Skeptics and Believers keep saying the same things over and over again.
  • there seems to be some confusion or lack of understanding about how different concepts and components relate to each other.
  • a broad set of diverse offerings and their respective confusing marketing messages don’t help to understand the
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Productivity, Cloud and The Red Pill

I remember, back in 1.999, when The Matrix showed us the “Blue Pill – Red Pill Dilemma“. Since then, those Pills have become a popular metaphor for the choice between the blissful ignorance of illusion (the Blue Pill) and embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (the Red Pill).

I don't know what you think, but I feel that, most of the times, we behave like Matrix Citizens. Things change and happen so quickly that we often don't realise what is actually going on. It's usually hard because it requires you to stop, step back, look around, ...

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“Why cloud vendors lie to you and how they steal your money”

The following video shows one of the best presentations I've happen to see describing one of the most significant changes we are living today.

This is a short description from blip.tv:

This session examines the concept of cloud computing, its benefits and risks and why it matters. We then explore the difference between private and public clouds and the importance of open source in this field. Finally we take a look at the future of this industry and use all these concepts to explain “why cloud vendors lie to you and how they steal your money.”

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