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“Cloud Computing: Vision or Reality”

Past week I flew to Lisbon to participate in a Cloud Computing Event from IDC: “Managed Services, Outsourcing & Cloud Computing”. The place they chose to host it was the “Centro Cultural De Belém”, which is located on a beautiful neighbourhood. If you don’t happen to know Lisbon, as I don’t, I can promise you will be surprised :).

My talk was a pretty conceptual one covering the following topics:

  1. The deep economic forces that drive this paradigm shift. A clear understanding of them is key when we want to design a successful business strategy in
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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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APIs and the “Technology Mix”

Today I would like to recall a really nice conference I saw last January: “Infrastructure in the Cloud Era”. This presentation was performed at O'Reilly Velocity Conference 2009 by Adam Jacob (Co-Founder at OpsCode) and Ezra Zygmuntowicz (Co-Founder at EngineYard).

They cover the theory of how you should be thinking about building a Fully Automated Infrastructure classifying their analysis in the following areas:

  • Bootstrapping: Corporate Approvals, Agile Approvals, Cloud.
  • Configuration: Manual, Ad-Hoc, Infrastructure as Code.
  • Command and Control: Manual, Ad-Hoc, Framework.

They conclude, in the context of a Cloud Infrastructures, that ...

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