Cloud Brokers – Cloud Sommeliers

If you love wine, you know about making decisions. Narrowing down. Red, white or sparkling? California, Italian or French? Ahh, monsieur prefers Bordeaux? Medoc or St. Emilion? Chateau Figeac ou Clous Fourtet? Le 2001 ou 2005? What goes best with duck? How about the house wine? Where is that Sommelier?

Continue Reading

Actifio And The Cloud

So, we’ve been spending time here talking about cloud benefits and cautions in a general sense. Now, how about more specifically outlining how Actifio helps businesses use the cloud to transform? More than a blatant Actifio pitch, we’d like to highlight how cloud has the potential to move IT from a cost center to a value creator – reshaping possibilities, accelerating delivery and creating new business opportunity. We’ve already seen many traditional IT operations make the strategic decision to implement their own cloud. They’re becoming internal Service Providers with service catalogs aligned with their own business plans. They’re also selectively partnering with external Service Providers to integrate private, hybrid and public cloud capabilities.

Continue Reading

Cloud Transitions – People First

The first step in cloud adoption isn’t about the technology. It’s about the people. It may seem a bit obvious, but when most cloud discussion centers on technology, it’s a point worth repeating. At our eCloud Summit the emphasis on the people proposition was made with persistent emphasis.

Continue Reading

The ECloud Summit Virtual Conference Videos

Ever since we returned from the ECloud Summit in Austin, our team has been hard at work pulling together video footage from the conference to create something special. Today we are proud to announce the "Virtual Conference" for ECloud Summit 2015. We have produced full length videos of all of the keynotes and panel sessions at the conference and assembled them in one place. If you didn't have a chance to attend the summit, now is your chance to listen to industry leaders discuss the current state of the enterprise cloud.

Continue Reading

Going to the Cloud: Technical Challenges

The Actifio eCloud Summit took place mid-February in Austin Texas. For those of us living around Boston, it was more than an intellectual event. We were escaping from eight feet of snow and below zero temperatures. If only for a few days, we enjoyed warmer weather and some fascinating insights into the current state of Cloud Computing. One of the clearest messages was that cloud isn’t as easy as it may at first appear, especially at enterprise scale.

Continue Reading

Going to the Cloud: Business Challenges

During the recent Actifio eCloud Summit the point brought home from nearly every presenter and panel was that enterprise cloud deployments aren’t necessarily simple. Of course individuals or small project initiatives can take advantage of easy access to Amazon or Microsoft or any number of other cloud service offerings. But that won’t satisfy complex enterprise application requirements. Not without a good deal of planning.

Continue Reading

Reflections on a week in the cloud

We just returned from a great week in Austin, Texas after a conference that went far beyond the ordinary. eCloud Summit 2015 brought hundreds of senior tech executives from the world’s top enterprises, cloud service providers, and enabling technology companies together in Austin for two days of ideas and conversation about the move to the enterprise cloud. It is rare when so many senior people gather for such a conversation. Rarer still are the occasions when executives who could be considered competitors of each other are willing to share their thoughts on an important strategic imperative so openly. Lucky for us they did.

Continue Reading

Actifio Featured in FORTUNE Cover Story

I'm a digital guy. While I used to love the feel of The New York Times in my hands, today I consume most content digitally, and am happy to do so.

Continue Reading

Introducing Actifio One 

Today we introduced Actifio One to the world, and I thought I’d share some background on the solution, and our strategy in creating it.

Continue Reading