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Brian Gracely

Founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast, Lead Cloud Analyst for Wikibon

Brian Gracely is the founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast @thecloudcastnet) podcast. He has been recognized a Top 100 Cloud Influencer by several publications. He has previously held leadership positions at Cisco, NetApp, EMC, and Virtustream. He holds BA / MBA from Wake Forest University.

Articles by Brian Gracely

Do Companies Need Self-Service for the Cloud?

By Brian Gracely

According to the NIST definition of Cloud Computing, the first “Essential Characteristic” is on-demand self-service. Over time, many people have questioned… Read More

By Brian Gracely
Founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast, Lead Cloud Analyst for Wikibon

August 9, 2016

An Introduction to Serverless Computing

By Brian Gracely

There’s a running joke in the technical communities that, “The hardest problem in computer science is naming anything.” That challenge has been on display… Read More

By Brian Gracely
Founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast, Lead Cloud Analyst for Wikibon

July 28, 2016

When Physical Goods Become APIs and Services

By Brian Gracely

The Internet has significantly changed many aspects of our lives, our work, and the interconnected nature of global economies. From a business perspective,… Read More

By Brian Gracely
Founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast, Lead Cloud Analyst for Wikibon

July 22, 2016

Why the Public Cloud is More Than Just Dev and Test

By Brian Gracely

If we think about the things that almost everyone does each and every day, the public cloud is an integral part of our lives. We search for the answers to questions.… Read More

By Brian Gracely
Founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast, Lead Cloud Analyst for Wikibon

July 1, 2016

Why Developers are Attracted to Cloud-Native Platforms?

By Brian Gracely

Not a day goes by that a tradeshow or article headlines doesn’t call out the need for businesses to undergo a “digital transformation”. Companies such… Read More

By Brian Gracely
Founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast, Lead Cloud Analyst for Wikibon

June 30, 2016

The State of OpenStack – At a Crossroads

By Brian Gracely

Earlier this month, 7500 people gathered in Austin, TX to attend the OpenStack Summit. When the event started in 2010, there were only 75 people in attendance,… Read More

By Brian Gracely
Founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast, Lead Cloud Analyst for Wikibon

May 31, 2016

How Shadow IT Should Shape Your Cloud Computing Strategy

By Brian Gracely

As public cloud computing has continued to grow in size and breadth of applications, often outside the control of IT organizations, the amplitude of frustration… Read More

By Brian Gracely
Founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast, Lead Cloud Analyst for Wikibon

May 16, 2016

Five Paths for Evolving IT towards the Cloud

By Brian Gracely

Depending on when you started counting, Cloud Computing has been around for at least a decade and maybe longer. But still in 2016, there are many CIOs that… Read More

By Brian Gracely
Founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast, Lead Cloud Analyst for Wikibon

April 22, 2016

Does Your IT Organization Understand the ABCD’s of The Cloud?

By Brian Gracely

In 2016, I would be foolish to believe that most people working in IT do not know the basics of Cloud Computing, at least as they are defined by the NIST standard.… Read More

By Brian Gracely
Founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast, Lead Cloud Analyst for Wikibon

April 13, 2016

CIOs Need to Expand their Hybrid Cloud Strategy in 2016 and Beyond

By Brian Gracely

For many years now, CIOs have stated that “Hybrid Cloud” is at or near the top of their strategic priorities.  While the definition of Hybrid Cloud varies… Read More

By Brian Gracely
Founder of Cloudcast Media and co-host of The Cloudcast, Lead Cloud Analyst for Wikibon

April 1, 2016