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Category: Vision

Decomposing the Value Chain in the Cloud

Back when consumer USB drives were flooding the market, it was quite common to witness how people would challenge datacenter-grade storage. They would do so by comparing it with devices they could readily buy on any retail store immediately and inexpensively. By comparison, IT storage was costly and slower to deliver.

Perceptive observers could think that, either there was a scam going on… or, most probably, those two things were not exactly the same

The funny thing is that the same still (yes, still) happens with Cloud Services. Despite being around for more than a decade, people still ...

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Additional thoughts about Cloud Portability

 

Despite how much I love the Cloud, it would be foolish to ignore the many challenges that it poses. And, when concepts such as Liquid IT or Multi-Cloud become part of the agenda, one of those is, without a doubt, Portability.

Back when I was a member of the Atos Scientific Community, I was one of the authors of a whitepaper that addressed this very same topic. Since then, I was fortunate enough to witness other points of view about the subject and some have certainly got me thinking. And, despite Cloud Portability might be one ...

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Getting into the Enterprise Architecture space

I don't know your experience with this, but I always had this feeling that Enterprise Architecture is one of those things that everybody talks about without quite knowing what actually is.

I myself can be blamed about this very same thing… I have practiced IT Architecture for years at different levels and across different domains. And, despite always doing my best; learning from brilliant people and working on challenging projects, the same issues emerged over and over again. Here are just a few:

  • The focus on a narrow scope wouldn't let me connect with the global picture or the ultimate
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