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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.

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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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NMTools Framework Services explained

Those who have tried NMTools may have realized that provides certain services that are always needed whenever one have to deal with a large environment.

Network Services

In this context, we understand Network Services as the ability to express your Target Node set through different input sources and the capacity to iterate through it handling every exception that might occur.

For example, your Target might be a host name, an IP address, a collection/combination of host names and/or IP addresses, an IP range or a CDIR network notation. Additionally, this information may come from the command-line, from a file or ...

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The “Office+Scripting Solution”: The thinking behind OpenSLIM & NMTools

At this point you might be wondering why OpenSLIM and why NMTools provided that there is plenty of software out there that seems to do the same or, at least,  a similar work. And, yes, it's certainly a good question. Today, you can easily find IT Management Software to deal with Inventory, CMDB, Network Discovery, Distributed Configuration in many of the available software delivery flavors: Commercial, Open Source, ASP, etc… So, why?

The quick answer is that every solution has strengths, weaknesses and particular approaches that make them different even when they share the same market segment. ...

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