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Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog Recently I've been frequently asked; "Is virtualization...cloud computing?" So this next bit may sound a little odd coming from someone who has built a cloud computing platform on the basis of server virtualization. Although virtualization is an ideal building block for a cloud environment, saying that "virtualization" is the only basis for cloud computing is wrong. Notably Google uses little to no virtualization technology and is seen as the poster child for the cloud computing movement. They recognized that cloud computing is about the move away from the desktop to a network-centric software model. The key to cloud infrastructure is abstraction to the point that it "just doesn't matter." Your infrastructure is always available and completely fault tolerant. Think more along the lines of the iPhone application delivery model (App ... (more)

Cloud Computing & Content Delivery Networks

Reuven Cohen's Blog With Amazon recently stating they plan to start offering a content delivery network service as part of their S3 offering and Microsoft reportedly creating their own CDN in partnership with Limelight there seems to be a renewed interest in CDN's. Whether for public usage like Amazons or Private like Microsoft's, the market for pay per use content delivery services is heating up. According to a recent post on the data center knowledge blog, the Microsoft CDN, which it calls an Edge Content Network (ECN), is designed to beef up the company’s infrastructure to han... (more)

A Unified Ontology for Cloud Computing

John M. Willis has pointed me to a new research paper by Lamia Youseff (University of California, Santa Barbara) Maria Butrico, Dilma Da Silva (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center), have created titled “Toward a Unified Ontology of Cloud Computing.” The paper lays out a proposed Cloud Computing Ontology: depicted as five layers (Cloud Application Layer, Cloud Software Environment Layer, Cloud Software Infrastructure Layer, Software Kernel, Hardware and Firmware), with three constituents to the cloud infrastructure layer (Computational Resources, Data Storage, Communication). The lay... (more)

10 Steps to Unified Cloud Computing: Cloud Computing Expo NYC - April 1

I'm happy to announce I will be presenting 10 Steps To Unified Cloud Computing at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Wednesday April 1, at 9:25 - 10:10 am. This presentation will examine the opportunities for unified cloud computing in order to create an open and standardized cloud interface for the unification of various cloud APIs. A singular programmatic point of contact that can encompass the entire infrastructure stack as well as emerging cloud centric technologies all through a unified interface. In this vision for a unified cloud interface the use of the resource... (more)

Enomaly Announces Opportunity for Cloud Hosting Providers

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 customer... (more)