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Cloud Conversation, Thanks Gartner for Saying What Has Been Said

What is your take on IT clouds?

Thank you Gartner for your statements concurring and endorsing the notion of clouds can be viable, however do your homework, welcome to the club.

Why am I thanking Gartner?

Simple, I appreciate Gartner now saying what has been said for a couple of years hoping it will help to amplify the theme to the Gartner followers and faithful.

Gartner: Cloud storage viable option, but proceed carefully

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Sounds like Gartner has come to the same conclusion on what has been said for several years now in posts, articles, keynotes, presentations, webinars and other venues which is when it comes to IT clouds, do not be scared. However do your homework, be prepared, do your due diligence, proof of concepts.

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Now for those who feel that free information or content is not worth its price, then feel free to go to Amazon and buy some Book copies here, or subscribing to the Kindle version of the StorageIOblog, or contact us for an advisory consultation or other project. For everybody else, enjoy and remember, don't be scared of clouds, do your homework, be prepared and keep in mind that clouds are a shared responsibility.

Disclosure: I was a Gartner client when I working in an IT organization and then later as a vendor, however not anymore ;).

Ok, nuff said.

Cheers gs

Greg Schulz - Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press, 2011), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press, 2009), and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier, 2004)

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