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No Catalog, No Cloud. Reading vCloud API, VMware Agrees.

I’m catching up on my reading of VMware vSphere API and sitting right there are service catalogs as a core enabler for the VMware cloud. Essentially, for cloud computing to work at all, you need to have very well defined set of standards, policies and configuration dials. Without these, it’s all manual, error-prone processes that […]

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Clouderati vs. Itilista: Thoughts on the Linkage of Cloud and ITIL and Where Twain Fails to Meet

Recently I was speaking with project manager implementing ITIL for the whole service lifecycle. For those, unfamiliar, ITIL is a process framework of 22 processes to manage a service from “Should we do it?” to “How are we are designing it,” “How do we operate it” and the end, “We are getting rid of it.” […]

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Further (Mis) Adventures in Cloud Computing. Like Bob Marley, I’m Still Waiting. #cloud

Yesterday I wrote about my effort to find a cloud provider that I can use to upload an image. I tried three. Each one is in some state of beta-ninnes, with complex sign up procedures, no clear self-service catalog. You see, I’m pretty sure they’ve done a mahvelous job putting their infrastructure in place, using […]

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