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utility computing

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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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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So What Does It Cost?

It sounds like the simplest of questions:  So, what does it cost?  Yet, for an immature industry like cloud computing, it’s a doozy. For 5 years my cohorts and I poured our energy into the singular quest of trying to make complex computing available and affordable to the SMB and mid market customer.  Unlike a…

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6fusion’s John Cowan to Present at Third Annual Ingram Micro Seismic Partner Conference

Dallas, TX May 3, 2009 — 6fusion, a pioneer in the development of pure-play utility computing systems and software for the IT Channel, announced today that Managing Director and company founder, John Cowan, will present at the 2009 Ingram Micro Seismic Partner Conference, which takes place May 4th through May 6th in Dallas, TX. Cowan’s…

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