As you may or may not be aware, 6fusion is a channel focused company. That
means we work exclusively with IT service providers of one variety or another
to make the transition from legacy service models to a service model rooted
in cloud computing. Our core technology is an algorithm that creates a single
unit of measurement for the computing resources you need to run practically
any application. You can check out our site to find out more, as this post
isn’t intended to be a product pitch. But I thought I would take a few
minutes to let readers know a bit more behind the video we recently linked to
our blog site (it’s the one on the top of the list) since we’ve received
a few inquiries about it.
I posted the video because it celebrates one service providers complete
transition to the world of utility or cloud computing. The video itself is an
actual local TV ad th... (more)
Abstract: This is Part II in a blog series by 6fusion Co-founder and CEO John
Cowan on the emerging trend of Cloud Brokerage and the impact it will have on
the technology industry and markets. Be sure to check out Part I of the
Part II – The Cloud Vendor and the Agnostic Intermediary
I gave a presentation a few months back in which I opened with the following
statement: The future of cloud computing has little to do with technology.
Sounds crazy, right? But before you send me to the virtual nuthouse, let me
What I think is unclear in the emerging Cloud Br... (more)
This is Part IV in a series by 6fusion Co-founder and CEO John Cowan on the
emerging trend of Cloud Brokerage and the impact it will have on the
technology industry and markets. Be sure to check out Part I of the
series here, Part II here, and Part III here.
The IT industry to me looks a lot like the commercial airline industry did
many years ago and I think the latter is rife with lessons about the power of
a true commodity market.
For those of you keeping score, late last year American Airlines’ parent
AMR declared bankruptcy. The Chapter 11 filing of the once largest airline ... (more)
Another year, another dollar… or something like that. It’s time for an
update on the 6 things I think I think for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
in the coming year!
1. Hybrid Cloud Computing
2012 Perspective: Hybridization WAS key in 2011 and I’m doubling down in
2012. If you’ve paid attention to the consolidation in the industry,
you’d best do the same. The big boys are snapping up anything that smells
like bridging the enterprise to the multi-tenant host. Look for this trend
2013 Perspective: VMware buys DynamicOps. Red Hat buys ManageIQ. Cisco
buys C... (more)
Many organizations are focusing on IT metrics and metering to generate IT
cost savings. Here's a quick summary of how one organization is using
metering of IT resource consumption to improve IT cost visibility and move
from being a cost center to an internal service provider.
Company and IT Overview
The Company operates a 24-hour cable network that reaches about 100 million
US homes and a web site that has more than 60 million users per month. The
Company is divided into two primary business units, each with their own P&L.
The IT organization is moving toward a centralized internal... (more)