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May 05, 2011


Mitutoyo Calipers

The future is here :) I am so EXCITED to see where everything is going with this cloud stuff. A completely revolution I'm guessing, and I CANT WAIT!

Mike Campbell

Thought proving post Chuck.

I'm finding myself identifying with a couple of the roles above. I have idea’s based on research and my own experience and when I go to vendors and say “here’s what I want” I continue to get responses like “huh, I hadn’t thought about doing it that way…”. Perhaps it’s time for me to jump the fence and step into one of the roles you mention above with a vendor. Might be fun.

Thanks for your effort in framing the many topic’s around virtualization and Cloud Computing. It leads me down many interesting paths.


Chuck Hollis

Hi Mike -- thanks for the comments!

To re-iterate a previous thought, I think that these roles are ideally on the customer side, and not the vendor side.

Vendors need to identify and support the creation of these new roles, but it's my opinion that this is expertise that the customer would want and need to own vs. rent!

-- Chuck

Andy Kiln

Hi Chuck - Doug Neale of our/CSC's Leading Edge Forum has a similar view of the world and has coined the phrase "double deep employees" -


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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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