This is some rescue. You came in here and you didn’t have a plan for getting out?

It’s a funny thing to work in marketing and sit and listen to conversations around cloud and technology.  I feel that we are at the early stages of an “IT Big Bang” whereby there is so much that will happen to transform the way organizations operate, but it’s either too early to really see adoption, or we need a major event to push it along.  It’s even more interesting when a seemingly unrelated incident could be part of that major event.  Folks, grab your tissue, because XP is on it’s way out, and if you ask me, it’s going to be a significant part of the push towards cloud adoption.  Here’s why. Continue reading

I’ll give him this: he’s consistent!

If you are interested in knowing more about SIEM in Cloud & virtualized environments, you can check out my latest post over at the Juniper Champion Community.

The direct link is

It’s a great site for those looking for more information on all aspects of Cloud and network.

Out there is a new world! Out there is our victory! Out there is our destiny!

Ok, for those of you wondering what is going on with this blog, I figured now’s a good as time as any to catch everyone up.

First off, as you can see, Tinder Stratus has slowed down, a lot.  Not out of anything more than I have started to write for other publications, blogs, organizations.  Part of this means working with lots of non-profit organizations such as the Cloud Security Alliance, as well as homegrown causes such as Cloud Best Practices and working with startups.  

I’ve also been fortunate to do some freelance writing for a few blogs and publications, and hopefully continue to do so.

That being said, I will keep this site up and post links, and hopefully continue at least post for Technology Tuesday.  

The Dude Abides…


Huh. Light reading. Tolstoy, Dovstoyevsky, I-Ching. “Journey Without a Goal.” Must have a killer ending.

When I started this blog back in January I honestly didn’t imagine I would get this far, yet here we are at my 100th post.  Considering it’s a daily blog, that’s a lot of writing.  So before I take a well deserved (in my opinion) 2 week break to let all of you catch up on your reading backlog, I decided to take this post to reflect on some of the coolest things that I’ve learned through the last 100 posts.

The biggest thing I’ve learned is that cloud is such a game changer for the entire IT, service provider, business customer and solution vendor market.  In fact, I recently submitted a great topic for VMWorld that identifies just how everyone fits I to the new cloud economy. There is a huge opportunity for organizations like Telcos and consulting firms to create new services to bring large revenue streams through cloud services, as well as auxiliary consulting services. 

The other big thing that I’ve learned is that as marketers (myself included) need to do a better job at educating the market on what cloud really is, how it works, risks and reward and even help them create achievable road maps. We’ve been too focused on pushing products and services and touting the cost savings without helping organizations properly understand why they need them in the first place.  Customers will reward those service providers who help them understand and solve their business requirements.

But most importantly, cloud and virtualization requires baby steps to ensure the right policies and security controls are in place to reduce future risks.