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Microsoft Azure Pricing Adds to Cloud Confusion

The long awaited Microsoft Azure pricnig model was announced recently. For a while I really thought Microsoft would use its fashionably late arrival to Cloud Computing to build upon the short comings of other vendors and maybe take advantage of the opportunity to establish a leadership position in Cloud Pricing. Alas, yesterday I discovered that…

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The Gartner Cloud Computing Smell Test

Sniff, sniff…. Yep, it’s a Cloud! Gartner released five criteria to determine whether the pile you’ve been sniffing is in fact what you think it is. In general, I think this type of shoehorn analysis is dangerous because it never really goes deep enough. They are invariably so nebulous that in some small way my…

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Understanding the Role of the Channel in Cloud Computing

Larry Walsh, of Channel Insider, recently tackled the sensitive subject of the role of the IT service Channel in the burgeoning market for cloud computing services and then subsequently posted a follow up. Since 6fusion is the only 100% Channel focused cloud computing provider in the market that I know of, I naturally read Larry’s…

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Cleaning Up the Cloud Computing Pricing Mess

Cloud Computing is the next great land rush  and it is happening now.   All the major technology companies have their offerings.  And it seems like everyone is entering the market – even the hosting companies want in on the land rush. In theory, migration to the Cloud makes business sense; you’re enabling companies to…

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Is Google Dealing from the Bottom of the Deck When It Comes to the Channel?

I just watched Google’s Jeff Ragusa’s video clip explaining the Google Apps reseller model. If I didn’t know any better I would have thought the Just for Laughs Festival I attend every year started early. Here is the big joke: Google is offering a whopping 20% of the Google Apps revenue generated by the Channel…

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Computing-as-Electricity, not ‘IT-as-Electricity’…

Our Finance Director said I should take a look at a new blog post by Andrew McAfee, in which he explores the topic of IT-as-Electricity and the dangerous messaging therein propagated by cloud computing providers claiming to make “IT” as pervasive and ubiquitous as electricity. I’m really glad he did, as it is an interesting…

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The Long Tail of Cloud Computing?

II My watered down translation of Long Tail theory is simply the notion that the aggregate sum of stuff buyers take in small, infrequent quantities will invariably outstrip the aggregate sum of the most popular counterparts. Research evidence is beginning to corroborate what we saw some three years ago: There is a Long Tail in…

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