• Believing Security Hype & Why I Thought It Was Noise

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    Believing Security Hype & Why I Thought It Was Noise


  • Why is Cloud So Expensive?

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    Why is Cloud So Expensive?

    Introduction “Why is Cloud So Expensive?” is a question that no one wants to ask or answer after completing the challenging task of moving workloads out of legacy platforms. In this post, we look at one case study of a Software as a Service Provider (SaaS) that had predicable costs in private cloud and found […]

  • Colocation Pricing

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    Colocation Pricing

    Introduction I’d like to talk about colocation pricing. In this brief time, I’d like to cover: how data center colocation pricing works why data centers vary in price and real world pricing examples We can only imagine the curiosity a IT director faces as they begin to outgrow their in house data center or realize […]

  • Public Cloud vs Private Cloud

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    Public Cloud vs Private Cloud

    Introduction The text that follows is a summary of our video. This month we discuss the real technical differences between public cloud vs private cloud. If you’re interested in more details about the cloud, we are constantly adding to our What is Cloud Computing Library. We Aren’t Discussing Public vs On Premise Cloud When you […]


  • Is Virtualization Needed for Cloud?

    Is Virtualization Needed for Cloud?

    This post was originally a vlog post from October of 2020. For reference, we post our vlogs here with the full transcript below along with clarifying comments and graphics. You can check out all our vlogs on our YouTube channel. This week we tackle the question, “Is Virtualization Needed for Cloud?” which is pretty interesting […]

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  • Cloud Deployment Models

    Cloud Deployment Models

    Introduction We repost our vlog here along with the full transcript. If your embed above isn’t working, here is the direct link to the video here. If you’d like a bit of background on what cloud computing is, check out our What is Cloud Computing page. Cloud Deployment Models Search for the phrase cloud deployment […]

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  • Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

    Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

    Introduction – Disadvantages of Cloud Computing This week we dig deep into the disadvantages of cloud computing. For a decent overview of cloud computing, check out our perpetually evolving What is Cloud Computing Resource page. Disadvantages of Cloud Computing, Episode 2 The remainder of this post is the transcript to the video above I think […]

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  • Data Center Migration Project Plan

    Data Center Migration Project Plan

    Introduction The idea that sparked this blog post was me looking for a data center migration project plan that I could share with clients that wanted to brave that task themselves. For the 1st topic of our Data Center VLOG series I thought I’d talk about why organizations leave one data center for another. Internally, […]

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  • Should I Move to Amazon AWS?

    Should I Move to Amazon AWS?

    Introduction It’s not that I don’t want people to migrate to AWS. For several years, I’ve witnessed many IT professionals move to AWS before I had a chance to assess their application. So far, I’ve seen mixed results as far as performance and cost. Many of these people have been kind enough to share their […]

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  • You May Be Over Paying for Data Center Power

    You May Be Over Paying for Data Center Power

    It’s All About the Density One of my earliest clients (circa 2000) wanted to completely fill a standard colocation cabinet with as many servers as it could physically hold. While logical, this was a big issue for us as our data center at that time could only cool a single cabinet up to 2 kilowatts […]

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  • Do We Have Answers for Mainframes in 2020?

    Do We Have Answers for Mainframes in 2020?

    Mainframes? Well, for large organizations, federal and state government entities, Mainframes are still a thing! For our most recent development project, we modernized a legacy application used by a professional association. It was a complete re-write of their application which we decided to develop in Google’s Firebase which is similar to AWS’ Lambda and falls […]

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  • For Now The Cloud Has Failed Us

    For Now The Cloud Has Failed Us

    Tech media sometimes misses the mark when it comes to cloud computing. Many articles describe positive transformation of their IT due to cloud migrations. These stories have encouraged others to migrate to the cloud when most of them should not be moving at all. Due to scaling incompatibilities, these firms have seen higher costs and […]

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