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How do you effectively enable a kind of cloud overflow in a secure yet
Jeff Barr from Amazon Web services has come up with a great new term to
describe the need to handle sudden and extreme spikes in demand by enabling a
hybrid cloud computing model which combines both private data center
resources and remote cloud resources such as Amazon EC2. He called this model
This term seems to be quickly becoming the preferred way to describe a major
problem in the emerging cloud computing space - or for some the perfect
"opportunity" (myself included).
In doing some research earlier I came across the original definition of a
cloudburst. In meteorology a cloudburst is an extreme form of rainfall, which
normally lasts no longer than a few minutes but is capable of creating flood
conditions. Similarly in IT a s... (more)
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 clou... (more)
I just read an interesting paper called "A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing"
and had random thought. In reading this paper, it occurred to me that the
very nature of cloud computing, like the Internet itself is based on that of
subjectivity or a particular subject's perspective, particularly feelings,
beliefs, and desires to drive their own view point / agenda. This seems to be
particularly true in the academic views of cloud computing recently.
Lately it seems that just about every "academic paper" I read on the topic of
cloud computing seems to push unjustified personal opinions,... (more)
Regardless of the downturn in the markets, Morgan Stanley is on track to
spend more than ever on their IT budget. They seem to think that during
periods of lower economic activity it gives them a rare opportunity to
establish themselves in new areas of emerging technology that may give them a
competitive advantage down the road.
I've spent the last few days hanging out with a bunch of bankers at the
annual Morgan Stanley CTO Summit in San Francisco. The invite-only event
mixes the top Morgan Stanley technology personnel, emerging technology
companies and key players in the ventur... (more)
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Recently I've been asked about the benefits of cloud computing in comparison
to that of virtualization. Generally my answer has been they are an ideal
match. For the most part virtualization has been about doing more with less
(consolidation). VMware in particular positioned their products and pricing
in a way that encourages you to use the least amount of servers possible. The
interesting thing about cloud computing is it's about doing more with more.
Or if you're Intel, doing more with Moore.
At Intel's core, they are a company driven by one singular mantra, ... (more)