Why IT Consolidation Isn’t Even Close to Doomed

You may already be familiar with my ongoing frustration with Andrea DiMaio, and his relentless effort to ensure that government IT staff around the world is afraid of failure, change, and the future. This pessimism, especially coming from Gartner, contributes to the culture of conservatism and risk-aversion that confounds the same reforms he claims to … Continue reading Why IT Consolidation Isn’t Even Close to Doomed

An Open Cloud Strategy, 3 Bullet Edition

An Exadata server.

I posted a link to David Lutterkort's fantastic talk on the Aeolus Project at PuppetConf 2011, and Matt Asay jumped right in: https://twitter.com/#!/mjasay/status/131046988971130880 He's right. So I blithely replied: https://twitter.com/#!/ghelleks/status/131047965061156867 This blog post was thus inevitable. 1) Choice is important. This should be "Choice is still important." but it wouldn't fit in the tweet. The … Continue reading An Open Cloud Strategy, 3 Bullet Edition