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Open Source Business Models

Sometimes I am amazed by open source software… even as I contribute to it. The largest repository of public open-source projects, GitHub, has over 35MM repositories in it. Granted, some large percentage of those are private, and therefore closed-source, but … Continue reading

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Why Does My Infrastructure Cost So Much?

Yesterday, I had an enjoyable late evening conversation with a colleague of mine, a first-class information security and compliance consultant. We have collaborated on several projects in the past, and it always is a pleasure working with him (contact if … Continue reading

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True Cloud vs Hosting

Having looked at the definition (and misapplication) of cloud, its key characteristics, and the various categories of cloud services, or fill-in-the-blank-as-a-service (*aaS), we now turn our attention to the important difference between true cloud services and hosting services that are marketed as … Continue reading

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What is the Cloud?

Cloud seems to be the biggest buzzword in the last few years. Every technology provider, every services provider, if they aren’t natively “in the cloud”, they are providing a version of their offering “in the cloud.” Although the term “cloud” seems … Continue reading

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