An Intro to Software Defined Networking

As the old saying goes, if you’re not confused, you are not trying hard enough. I don’t think I am the only person to feel this way about »

The Problem With Private Clouds

As cloud implementations mature, I see more and more companies considering the question of whether the private cloud truly adds the kind of value required to “move the needle.” While »

The Curious - and Possibly Outdated - Case for Cloud Bursting

Back in the early days of the cloud computing revolution, I found myself often relying upon use cases for “cloud bursting” in order to bolster my arguments for extensive cloud »

Selling the Cloud Migration: Workloads Versus Services

I have been working with cloud architectures and business cases for some years now, and I find it hard to believe that more organizations have not fully embraced the advantages »

Death Match in the Making: ITIL vs. DevOps

I remember when I started my career in IT, no one talked about functions and processes much. I started my career in the United States, where ITIL was not widely »

Building a Simple Cocoa OS X Application With Swift in Xcode

Apple yesterday announced Swift as a new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. This video tutorial is showing you how easy string and Graphical User Interface implementation works under »

Capacity and Risk for People and Infrastructure

For those of you interested in DevOps and Agile development in general, I suggest taking a look at Rally Software’s blogs. There are some excellent posts regarding how to »

Educating the Next Generation of IT Pros

Once again, my favorite industry website, Information Week, has an interesting article that I feel deserves a response. The article is called “The Sorry State of IT Education.” The author »

The Datacenter Dilemma: Recommendation 5

Track Capacity and Demand, Don't Predict This is the last post on The Datacenter Dilemma. You can find the introduction here, details regarding Recommendation 1 here , details regarding Recommendation 2 »

The Datacenter Dilemma: Recommendation 4

Design for Transition This is the fifth post on The Datacenter Dilemma. You can find the introduction here, details regarding Recommendation 1 here , details regarding Recommendation 2 here and details »