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Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog I've been a proponent of geotargeted cloud computing for a while (the ability to geographically target compute resources). The problem is for the most part there still really isn't any options outside of the US to do this. This type of Geopolitical computing may very well be one of the best opportunities for cloud computing in the future. (Security being the #1 issue.) Not only will cloud users be able to adjust their computing environment based on geographic demands, but also based on Geopolitical ones. Over the last few months there has been a lot of discuss here in Canada on the topic of hosting data outside of the country (specifically in the US). The topic has recently reached a breaking point when the Canadian government declared that government IT workers not use network services that are operating within United States border... (more)

White House Leading Cloud Computing Charge

Very interesting developments today from the U.S. federal government on cloud computing. Bob Marcus at the OMG has sent me an overview of a White House Cross-Cutting Programs Document released earlier. The document outlines the administration's 2010 budget requests. According to the document White House officials want agencies to launch pilot projects that identify common services and solutions and that focus on using cloud computing. I think the most important aspect of this announcement is that "cloud computing" is now being mandated from the highest levels of the U.S. governme... (more)

Autoscaling in the Cloud with PubSubHubbub

Lately I've been really intrigued by the PubSubHubbub protocol (PuSH) and its potential use as an intercloud communication protocol for monitoring and auto scaling your external cloud or internal infrastructure (or both). For those of you not familiar with PuSH, it is a simple, open, server-to-server web-hook-based extension to Atom (and RSS) pubsub (publish/subscribe) protocol. Servers communicating via the PubSubHubbub protocol can get near-instant notifications (via webhook callbacks) when a topic (feed URL) they're interested in is updated. In a post to Techcrunch Josh Fraser d... (more)

Why the Cloud Needs Virtualization

Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer Lots of discussion lately about the need for virtualization in a cloud computing context. On one side you have people saying it's not necessary and adds extra complexity, on the other you have people (vendors) saying that virtualization is inherently a cloud infrastructure. Some even go as far as saying that virtualization and cloud computing are one in the same. I'm here to tell you that neither is true. My position is Virtualization Doesn't Make the Cloud, it makes the cloud better. Sure, you could manage raw servers Google style, but why? For... (more)

Intel Powered High-Security Cloud Computing Platform Launched by Enomaly

Toronto, Canada, April 12 2010.  Enomaly, a leading provider of cloud computing platform software for telcos and other service providers, today announced the availability of the High Assurance Edition of the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform.  The new product enables telcos and service providers to offer their customers a cloud computing service with a higher level of security than has previously been available in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings. Through Enomaly's platform, customers can deploy applications to a service provider's cloud with confidence that the con... (more)