"Private cloud" wasn't just the message of EMC World 2010, it was the slogan. The phrase was everywhere, from the airport to the taxis to the cycle rickshaws to the convention center walls. But end users seemed as confused as ever when talking to me, and EMC's own show video proves the point: EMC's customers are using virtualization and public cloud talking points, not the … [Read more...] about Could EMC World Attendees Have Missed The Private Cloud Message?
Concluding my series on vendor blogs, I'd like to share my own experiences. This will be much more personal than the other three articles, but will hopefully still be helpful. We're All Selling Something I've always been a vendor blogger, and so have you. It took me a long time to come to terms with this, but nearly everybody is a vendor of one sort or another: Regardless … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned From Vendor Blogging
Well that was interesting! I spent Monday and Tuesday with a dozen bloggers in Colorado Springs learning about HP's key StorageWorks products from the executives and engineers of that storied company. Throughout the event, we listened, asked tough questions, and tweeted incessantly. HP Tech Day generated an avalanche of publicity for the company, including press articles and … [Read more...] about The Truth About HP’s Tech Day
Championing "open" and calling for standards has become the first stalling action by late-movers in technology spaces. They see opportunity passing by and try to hold back progress and FUD the market by yelling about proprietary solutions, vendor lock-in, and a lack of standards. Many well-intentioned IT folks follow along: After all, who doesn't want openness, standardization, … [Read more...] about We Don’t Need Cloud Standards (Yet)