Benjamin Grubin

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Imagine you run an eCommerce web site, and you know that on “Black Friday,” that magical day after Thanksgiving when retailers drop prices and rev up sales, you would require substantially more servers to accommodate the anticipated spike in online traffic. If you were operating in a ...
The web is chock full of both hype and fear surrounding the challenges of cloud adoption. When you’re talking about the public cloud, there’s a lot of truth in that fear. In some ways, focusing on access control and user security obscures impossibly tangled issues, such as who is respo...
The public cloud definitely has its place. Services like Gmail and Salesforce.com, to name just a couple, can provide a valuable service to any large enterprise. But let's face it: Most large, publicly traded companies probably aren't going to feel comfortable farming out every aspect ...
The beauty of the private cloud approach is it lets you run IT like an external business. That means you set up a service-level agreement (SLA) with your business units just like any vendor in the public cloud, setting expectations and outlining responsibilities. What this approac...
Not long ago, Forrester analyst James Staten wrote a report with the compelling title: You’re Not Ready for Internal Cloud. What Staten meant, of course, by the term “internal cloud” is what we have been referring to in this blog as a private cloud. Whether you’re ready or not probably...