Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog
Yesterday Microsoft launched its cloud computing offering, very similar to
that of Google's App Engine or Rackspace's Mosso. Micrsoft's Azure Services
Platform is a cloud operating "platform-as-a-service" rather then Amazon's
Infrastructure-as-a-service that can deliver web, mobile, or hybrid
software-plus-services applications capable of bridging traditional operating
and hosting environments with Microsoft extensive global hosting environment.
According to their press release, "existing software can utilize the services
to add cloud capabilities, and developers can easily write applications for
the cloud to be used by end users, or write services that can be consumed
within other applications." Currently the service only supports .net but they
say java, python, ruby and php are coming soon.
It's also looking like they may include an... (more)
The Mountain View cloud interoperability discussion has finished and based on
the amount of activity in the twitter dialogs, I would conclude it was a
complete success. Because I wasn't able to attend in person, watching the
various twitter feeds was my only real insight, but in that process a few
thoughts came to mind.
When thinking about what Cloud Interoperability truly means, for me it's all
about the API. There is much talk of ID / Authentication, storage,
networking, system management and so forth. The one problem that all these
various aspects share is that point of progra... (more)
(May 7, 2009) - I've just spend the last two days in Washington DC in
conversations with various US government officials regarding the
opportunities for cloud computing within the federal government. During these
conversations it has become very clear that the topic of "Cloud Computing" is
front and center within the various departmental IT strategies going forward.
All the more interesting is that the term is being mandated from the highest
levels including the new federal CIO Vivek Kundra who indicated cloud
computing was one of the biggest revolutions technology has seen in a ... (more)
Exciting news from Enomaly!
We will be releasing a version of our ECP technology specifically for
carriers, xSPs and hosting providers looking to offer elastic cloud computing
services -- the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform, Hosting Provider Edition
-- within the next few weeks.
This will extend our core ECP platform, already used by 15,000 organizations
around the world, with the key capabilities needed by xSPs, carriers, and
hosting providers who want to offer an IaaS service (think of Amazon EC2 +
Auto Scaling + Management GUI, Metering + Quota in one box) to their
I had another random thought, it might be crazy, but I thought I'd share it.
I think I may have been completely wrong in describing cloud computing as a
metaphor or analogy, or more simply as Internet centric infrastructure.
Let me explain, the Internet is a physical network implementation. Basically
the Internet can be thought of as a network of networks interconnected linked
by copper wires, fiber-optic cables, wireless connections, and other physical
hardware based aspects. In contrast the world wide web is a system of systems
or a series of independent but interrelated elements... (more)