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Posts by: James Thomason

True Cloud for Carrier-Neutral Service Providers: Moving Beyond Direct Connect Models

By | March 7, 2017

  As adoption and use of public cloud services accelerates, carrier-neutral service providers have moved quickly to create new offerings that benefit hybrid cloud scenarios.  Typically, these offerings provide a direct interconnection between private infrastructure owned and operated by customers within a carrier-neutral facility, and public cloud services like Amazon

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VMblog 2017 Virtualization and Cloud Prediction Series: HyperGrid’s Three #Predictions

By | January 3, 2017

HyperGrid CTO James Thomason shares his IT predictions in David Marshall’s 2017 Virtualization and Cloud Series (9th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.) Prediction #1: In 2017 the CIO Role Will Become Software-Centric Enterprises are at war with legions of software startups who are unbundling their portfolios. They have responded by hiring millions

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How the Role of CIO Will Change Forever as Custom Software Comes Back Home

By | November 18, 2016

As custom software development shifts from outsourcing to insourcing, switching to internal cloud utilities will help CIOs focus on innovation instead of infrastructure. Businesses everywhere are at war with legions of nimble software startups who are unbundling their product portfolios.  Enterprises have responded by hiring millions of consultants to create

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Hybrid Cloud is Not Enough, IT Must Master DevOps to Survive the Digital Era

By | July 26, 2016

Our CEO Nariman Teymourian likes to tease me about the public cloud.  “You said everyone would go to public cloud back in 2010.  This is 2016 and public cloud is still just 16% of enterprise IT.”  HyperGrid is our third company together, and I like to think that we are

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