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The one question that every CIO should ask themselves… What are you going to do when (not if) your cloud systems fail?

I’ve deliberately used the word Cloud to grab your attention but the question is equally applicable if you use Cloud systems or in house systems. This post was prompted following an interesting twitter conversation I had last night with Frank Scavo and Dennis Howlett around yesterday’s outage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Frank started… Continue reading The one question that every CIO should ask themselves… What are you going to do when (not if) your cloud systems fail?

Technology

How much do public clouds cost and are all things equal?

Most people have heard about the cloud and the benefit it brings in the shape of pay for what you use and rapid provisioning etc... Simple right... well yes and no. Taking Amazon EC2 as an example... its sounds pretty simple to begin with... Pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee. Estimate your monthly… Continue reading How much do public clouds cost and are all things equal?

Technology

The “One for all and all for one” Cloud…

I was intrigued by this story from the BBC website last night on how 70 big name firms had formed an alliance to drive Cloud standards. The story begins : Some of the world's biggest companies are using their market clout to demand that computer equipment makers change the way they make their machines. The… Continue reading The “One for all and all for one” Cloud…