Saturday, February 15, 2014

A new company that offers an hybrid dashboard for all your cloud services -- DivvyCloud

In January while pitching a Cloud Entertainment Co I came across Brian Johnson the CEO of Divvy Cloud and was impressed with the pitch for this great new company.  This service essecenly allows you to monitor all of your cloud service under one dashboard.  This allows for more effective use of services and potentially a huge savings Cloud Computing costs.

Downloading the app is straightforward however there are a few things to consider before you go to Step 2 of the installation. You need to have MySQL 5.1+ or Redis in order to handle the welcome need for a secure key.

The essence of a key-value store is the ability to store some data, called a value, inside a key. This data can later be retrieved only if we know the exact key used to store it.
So once you have either one of these up and running move on to the install phase of the setup.

And, from there it is pretty straight forward in monitoring your cloud services under one dashboard. (For security reasons further setup is excluded) Please consult your technical depart and ISP FAQ for details.  The company has a responsive staff and some of the basic covered on their FAQ page. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Is 2014 the year that the boss understands the Cloud?

So just for the sake of this blog let's say that most of the IT department is on the Cloud Band Wagon. All of social media is which means even grandparents know about the importance of it, This then begs the question is does the C-Suite know? 

Sure the CIO or CKO have some clue or should IMHO however does the CEO know? This is an important question and the entire organization needs to get a sign from the CEO has leader that they have some basic understanding of the power and impact that the Cloud is having on not just an individual company it is changing industries and everyone job in them. 

Take it from an former ISP owner change happens and the Cloud makes Moores law look like it describing slow motion;  So making it part of the conversation from the Board Room to the show room is the CEOs job and this is the year to get it done.