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Cloud Computing Library

An Introduction to Cloud Computing - (Canonical © 2008) - "Cloud computing is a consequence of economic, commercial, cultural and technological conditions that have combined to cause a disruptive shift in information technology (IT) towards a service-based economy. The underlying driver of this change is the commoditization of IT."  - [PDF: 635 KB].

Intel Cloud Builder Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment in Intel Platforms - Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (Intel © 2010, Canonical © 2010) - "This white paper gathers into one place a complete example of running a Canonical Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud on Intel®-based servers and is complete with detailed scripts and screen shots. Using the contents in this paper should significantly reduce the learning curve for building and operating your first cloud computing instance."  - [PDF: 1,419 KB].

Defining cloud storage: The most popular cloud terms - (Rachel Kossman, SearchStorage.com © 2012) - "If you're an IT pro who will be advocating for cloud storage project funding, or if you just want to get a head start on understanding the technology, these cloud storage definitions will help you gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals."  - [PDF:  47 KB].

Taking the Enterprise Data Center into the Cloud - Achieving a Flexible, High-Availability Cloud Computing Infrastructure - (Emerson © 2010) - "This white paper provides a detailed overview of cloud computing technology, including a standard definition of cloud computing, common types of cloud architectures and services, and driving factors and perceived risks impacting widespread adoption"  - [PDF:  594 KB].

Recent MM4M News

June 1, 2012

We have concluded the Monitoring Implementation Project for McKesson Corporation, which we begun in December of 2011.  We are very happy to complete another project on-time and within budget.

December 19, 2011

McKesson Corporation asked us to engage in the Monitoring Implementation Project, which we have proposed as a part of our last engagement with them.  We will begin working with McK right after the New Years.  We are looking forward to sharing our expertise in BMC Patrol.

December 2, 2011

We have finished our SaaS platform evaluation for McKesson Corporation.  During this project we have reviewed the server farm, multiple SAN and NAS storage clusters, monitoring and operational procedures, incident reports for the last two years and overall systems architecture.

September 27, 2011

McKesson Corporation, for whom we have done work in the past, reached out to us to aid them in the process of determining the causes of multiple defects on one of their SaaS platforms.

July 11, 2011

Time Warner has retained us in an advisory role for the duration of vendor selection.