Yesterday at CloudCamp we had some great presentations about the concept of cloud, not all of which contained references to kittens. A good point: cloud and fog are essentially the same thing.  Then we got on to talking about high trust / regulatory requirements, which we know something about at SunGard, so I was thinking: …

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I think decision makers are pushing stuff towards the cloud because the complexity and management overhead of internal infrastructure is overwhelming. There’s this view that “put it in the cloud” makes all the pain go away, but it doesn’t. Someone still has to buy storage, bandwidth, CPU, RAM, redundant infrastructure, a continuity plan. How well …

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Apparently I am not the only one in my company who has noticed that the diversity which allows multiple users to share common infrastructure effectively might not actually work if all those users have peaks at the same time. For example, if they are all in the financial markets…

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What could be more frustrating than banging your head against an issue only to find that the documentation tells you exactly how to fix it?  Here’s what: following the documentation and finding it’s wrong.  The deployment guide for our Dell FX160 XP Embedded clients is simply wrong, this has caused us to waste a lot …

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