Yearly Archives: 2018

What is Data Center as-a-Service?

There seems to be an "as-a-service" acronym for just about everything IT related: IaaS (Infrastructure), PaaS (Platform), SaaS (Software), DRaaS (Disaster Recovery), just to name a few. The list can go on and on - you can see a long, but certainly incomplete list here.

2019-02-25T17:39:26+00:00November 7th, 2018|ViON'S Solutions|

Controlling Your as-a-Service Environment With ViON MarketPlace

Star Wars or Star Trek? Team Jacob or Team Edward? Pepsi or Coke? Apple or Android? These are arguably some of the great debates of all time. Generally, people are firmly entrenched in one camp or the other and there is no middle ground - it's an either-or proposition. Debates over far more (and less) important matters have raged for years. Fortunately, when it comes to cloud computing, while there is still some differences of opinion, most agree that it is not a zero-sum game. A comprehensive cloud strategy includes a mix of public, private and hybrid cloud, delivered on-prem or off-prem as requirements dictate.

2019-01-13T16:27:41+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Infrastructure-as-a-Service|

ACCENT Contract Transforming What DIY Means to the Army

In his recent article for SIGNAL magazine, "Army Accentuates Cloud Computing" George Seffers calls out the "Do IT Yourself"(DIY) culture that has permeated the Army for generations, and what that means for technology. Depending on your past experiences, you are either thinking "DIY - that's awesome!" or "DIY - that's trouble!" Fortunately for the Army, DIY here means "awesome" but with a bit of a twist.

2019-01-22T15:37:31+00:00July 17th, 2018|Infrastructure-as-a-Service|

Why Navy SPAWAR is turning to As-A-Service to Best Leverage Technology

In the June 2018 issue of Signal magazine, AFCEA's International Journal, author Kimberly Underwood spotlights how the Navy is turning to cloud computing as a means of reducing costs while advancing their capabilities in her article, "The Navy Looks to the Promise of the Cloud". But there are many paths to the cloud, and the Navy is leveraging the most economical of them.

2019-01-22T15:39:19+00:00July 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It’s Going to Be Hot in Orlando in June & Oracle DBAs Have A Lot to Look Forward to at KScope

It’s been a busy month since my last blog post, after presenting at COLLABORATE18 in Las Vegas and then at the British Columbia Oracle User Group (BCOUG) first-ever Tech Day in Vancouver. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my current topics – Database In-Memory enhancements, database options for the Oracle Public Cloud, and the latest database release’s capabilities for accessing data directly from JSON, HDFS, and HIVE formats – resonated with the Oracle DBAs and application developers that attended my sessions.

2019-01-13T16:37:02+00:00May 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Cloud Is Here. Take A Deep Breath, Reflect and Jump On!

In my last blog post, I mentioned that I’ve had a lot of chances to chat with IT organizations – everyone from C-suite executives to Oracle DBAs and developers – about how they plan to migrate their existing Oracle Databases and corresponding computing infrastructures to the Cloud.

2019-01-09T16:05:38+00:00March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Are Barriers To Cloud Real or Perceived?

Over the past year, I’ve been assuming the mantle of “Subject Matter Expert” for all things Oracle on behalf of my colleagues at ViON Corporation. During this time, I’ve had numerous opportunities to talk at length with C-level executives, as well as the “boots on the ground” folks, including Oracle DBAs and application developers, about the promise of transforming their IT organizations by migrating at least some of their Oracle Databases and corresponding computing infrastructure to the Cloud. As expected, there is still a lot of confusion around the advantages and drawbacks of a Cloud migration strategy.

2019-01-09T16:05:38+00:00March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The 5 “C’s” of the New Customer Experience

I'm a fan of Proper Cloth, the online apparel store, where I can customize a "near bespoke" shirt, for not much more than the cost of a quality off-the-rack shirt. I simply enter my measurements in their online form, select the style, fabric quality, color, trim, buttons, pockets etc. that I want and within a week or two, my new, one-of-a-kind shirt shows up at my doorstep.

2019-01-28T14:16:36+00:00February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|
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