Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog
A few months ago a number of us came together to create "The Cloud Computing
Interoperability Forum". The purpose of this group is to discuss the creation
of a common cloud computing interface. The group is made up of a some of the
largest cloud related vendors and startups who all share the goal of cloud
interoperability as well reducing cross cloud complexity.
I'd like to take a moment to explain my cloud interoperability ideas. After
various conversations, our concept is starting to take shape and is based on
what I'm called the "unified cloud interface" (aka cloud broker). The cloud
broker will serve as a common interface for the interaction with remote
platforms, systems, networks, data, identity, applications and services. A
common set of cloud definitions will enable vendors to exchange management
information between remote ... (more)
Late last year I received a phone call from McKinsey & Co in regards to
helping provide some insights into the cost benefits of moving to a cloud
computing environment. For one reason or another we were not able to connect
to complete the discussion, which after the last couple days seems like a
shame because that very report has been generating a tonne of buzz.
The McKinsey & Co. report titled Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing was
recently made public and has been causing quite the uproar. Forbes, The Wall
Street Journal, The New York Times and others have all written pieces qu... (more)
Reuven Cohen's Blog
Software deployment via streaming is perfect for remote delivery across the
Internet because it streams only the application functions that an end user
actually needs and only when those functions are needed.
I just got off a phone call with Mike Culver at Amazon. During the call we
discussed some of limitations of the use of Windows based AMI's during which
I had an epiphany.
First of all the the traditional ideas of an AMI Bundle have been dropped
because of Microsoft licensing limitations. For traditional EC2 Linux users,
a local file system image can be bund... (more)
A nice spike in traffic to the CCIF today thanks to our friends at F5 (Lori
MacVittie) and Slashdot. In MacVittie's post she asks "Who owns application
delivery meta-data in the cloud?" I found this statement particularly
interesting, in it she says "There is a very real danger, however, that cloud
interoperability and portability specifications will fail to address the very
real need to include all the relevant application and network infrastructure
meta-data necessary to move an application from one cloud to another."
This is exactly the problem we're trying to solve with the CCI... (more)
Reuven Cohen's "ElasticVapor" Blog
Over the last few weeks I've been engaged in several conversations about the
need for a common, interoperable and open set of cloud computing standards.
During these conversations a recurring theme has started to emerge. A need
for cloud interoperability or the ability for diverse cloud systems and
organizations to work together in a common way.
In my discussion yesterday with Rich Wolski of the Eucalyptus project he
described the need for a "CloudVirt" API similar to that of the Libvirt
project for virtualization. For those of you that don't know... (more)