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The 4th Tenet of OpenStack: Open Source Projects Are Not The Same as Products

Bringing OpenStack To Enterprises Gartner analyst Alessandro Perilli recently wrote an article, Why Vendors Can’t Sell OpenStack to Enterprises.  In that article, he lists four challenges for vendors selling OpenStack and why enterprise adoption of OpenStack hasn’t taken off yet. I agree with Alessandro’s assessments of the challenge for vendors to bring OpenStack to the enterprise.  Enterprises […]

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The 5th Tenet of Open Hybrid Cloud: Start With an IaaS Private Cloud

The Cloud You Need To Build For Your Developers and Businesses IT knows that it needs to get to a cloud—and especially an open hybrid cloud—in order to become more agile and responsive to their businesses and developers. The first significant project that enterprises typically undertake is to implement an IaaS private cloud as the […]

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The 1st Tenet of Hybrid Clouds: Hybrid is About Heterogenous Technologies

The World is Going Hybrid According to a recent Gartner survey, about half of data center managers believe they’ll be using hybrid clouds—a mix of private and public clouds—by 2015.  That’s an impressive number given how new private clouds still are across enterprises.  What, then, are important considerations for implementing a hybrid cloud? Most people […]

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The 2nd Tenet of Evaluating Cloud Products: You Have to Know What Problem You Want To Solve

A Swirl of Cloud Confusion People will often ask me, how does cloud product X compare to cloud product Y?  Often, it will be because X is a third party product and Y is a Red Hat product.  The problem with such comparisons is that in the realm of cloud, there aren’t single, well-defined product […]

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The 3rd Tenet of Hybrid Clouds: Enterprises and Cloud Providers are Opposite Sides of the Same Coin

Offer The Same Technology Everywhere? I recently briefed an analyst on Red Hat CloudForms, a product for enterprises to build and manage hybrid clouds.  This analyst pressed me on my assertion that we were targeting enterprise customers with CloudForms: were we also planning to sell CloudForms to cloud service providers?  Many other vendors had both enterprise […]

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