OSCON: Dell Multi-cloud manager & Dasein Cloud

August 1, 2013

Last week at OSCON.I grabbed some time with my new Dell co-worker, James Urquhart.  James became a Dell employee not too long ago when Dell acquired Enstratius.   I wanted to hear straight from the horses mouth about the Dell Multi-Cloud manager and the Open Source project, Dasein Cloud.  Here’s what James had to say:

Some of the ground James covers — Dell Multi-cloud Manager

  • James initial impressions of Dell
  • Where does the Multi-cloud manager fit within the Dell cloud portfolio
  • This is used by both developers and ops so how do they position it to each of those audiences.

Some of the ground James covers — Dasein:

  • What is Dasein Cloud and does it work (hint: its more than API mapping)
  • Hows the community and which companies are supporting it
  • What are the project’s goals for the next year

Extra-credit reading

Pau for now….

The Cloudy Wisdom of James Urquhart

August 20, 2009

James Urquhart of Cisco and author of “The Wisdom of Clouds” blog on Cnet, gave a talk last week at Cloud World entitled, “Virtualization to Cloud.”  I wanted to capture some of the topics he talked about and learn a bit more so I grabbed him for a podcast after he got off stage.  Here is the result…

Some of the topics James tackles:

  • Whereas four months ago the question was  “What is cloud”  the conversation has recently shifted to “how can I replicate some of the success stories that I’ve heard about?”
  • One effect of the cloud is that has greatly lowered the VC capital that start-ups require to get set up and going.
  • Internal IT needs to realize they are no longer delivering a product but are delivering a service.   To be of value to the business they don’t have to wire servers, they can help them through the process of getting the right compute power for each app.
  • Regulatory and industry standards will  be what dicates the speed of the evolution of the cloud, not technology.

Pau for now…

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