You don’t understand. I want to be surprised…astonish me, sport, new info, don’t care where or how you get it, just get it…

This week I am going to be speaking here in Toronto at a health-focused cloud meetup on the topic of cloud brokerage.  As an early advocate for cloud brokerage, I’ve always recommended organizations to look at this type of model as an alternative to purchasing cloud services directly from service providers.  So what is cloud brokerage and why should you revisit this type of service model? Continue reading

Well hello Mister Fancypants!

When it comes to security and cloud, it’s no surprise that it’s a headache.  Traditional security tools focused on network and physical device connections as a way to track the flow of information and see the inner workings of the infrastructure.

So what happens when you take the physical devices out of the equation?  What happens then? Continue reading

There’ll be a flood or a drought. and everyone will blame me for it.

Thanks to the power of nature, most of the Toronto area got a bit of a taste of what our friends out in Alberta dealt with a few weeks ago.  Not as extreme, but with a blackout that took out a good chunk of power to the suburbs for a few hours, and a downtown core still cleaning up all the water damage, it’s a great time to discuss disaster recovery and telecommuting. Continue reading

Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.

As someone who spends a lot of time perusing both Reddit and the now sadly defunct Google Reader (RIP!), I’m not personally surprised to start seeing a lot of discussions around whether corporations who outsource cloud storage or other services to third parties should be worried about privacy risks.

For example, an article this morning from the folks over at ZD brings up some great points about both the pros and cons about the great cloud race and how it could ultimately affect how data ownership is perceived. 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…


Please, Captain, not in front of the Klingons.

Technology Tuesday is upon us once again, and while I was hoping to use it to get the word out about a bunch of other cool stuff that is going on to contribute to the Cloud-scape, especially in Security, I decided with the Olympics underway, it was a good time to shine the light on what Canada is up to. Continue reading

Let me explain something to you, Walsh. This business requires a certain amount of finesse.

It’s rare that I get excited about solutions. Yeah, we can say it’s the geeky side of me that can appreciate how good technology operates, but there are very few things that I come across that I think have a huge potential to change (read: simplify) next generation network visibility. Meet Centerity Monitor, a next generation tool to give you visibility into all types of environments. Continue reading