Amazon EC2, Nirvanix, Rackspace, Joyent, Google Apps, Microsoft Azure, HP, Dell, EMC, Box, Dropbox, AT&T Synaptic, Enomaly, Flexiscale, GoGrid, 6Fusion, 8×8, Salesforce, Terremark, VirtuStream, Bluehawk, Cloudera, Rightscale, Cloudstack, Eucalyptus… The list goes on and on and on. How does an IT Executive keep up with the horde of cloud providers and still do his or her normal job and still expect to be productive?
I have two kids. One turns 3 in a month, the other turns 1 in 3 days. Every night I get home from work and I play with them for as long as they will stay up and then I put them to bed.
I know, comparing storage and data management to dieting, I must be crazy right? Well yes, but for different reasons for a different post. However, dieting and data management are actually a lot more similar than you think.