#vBrownBag – Enterprise vs Commodity Hardware

#vBrownBag – Enterprise vs Commodity Hardware At vForum 2013 in Sydney recently I did a #vBrownBag presentation with Chris Jones about using Enterprise or Commodity hardware in Cloud environments. This was to highlight some pros and cons of both types and why you may choose one over the other. Further…

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Cloud or ‘X’ as a Service?

Service Integrators, Managed Service Providers and other companies are implementing cloud services or consuming products as a service today. I think it is imperative to highlight that these two are different things but commonly confused and labelled with cloud.. A cloud is defined by key characteristics; on-demand self-service, broad network…

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How to sell Cloud?

I have found myself using this analogy quite a lot when explaining Cloud and discussing messaging around how to position and sell cloud services. “Selling the cloud, is like selling a car, you start with a base and add options” Cloud services should provide the customer two things, value and…

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Experiences “The Journey – SI to CSP”

The concept of cloud computing is not necessarily new however the reality today is that technology has accelerated to be able to actually provide it.  An interesting thing that is occurring is that customers are buying into consuming technology in this new way and SI’s that are not wondering  how…

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2 Factor Authentication – Google Authentication

I had a requirement to enable 2 Factor Authentication on remote access to linux services migrated to the cloud. This solution can be utilized within any environment and also ticks some boxes for PCI compliance. To begin, I started looking for options that would solve my problem. Various products exist…

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