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Interesting article on InformationWeek today in which the GSA is backing away from a recent appointment of Patrick Stingley as Federal Cloud CTO. Less than a month and a half after the announcement as federal cloud CTO position, Stingley has returned to his role as CTO of the Bureau of Land Management, with the General Services Administration saying the creation of the new role came too early. According to the statement by GSA CIO Casey Coleman "It just wasn't the right time to have any formalized roles and responsibilities because this is still kind of in the analysis stage, Once it becomes an ongoing initiative, it might be a suitable time to look at roles such as a federal cloud CTO, but it's just a little premature." To be honest, I was a little puzzled by the appointment of Stingley to the post of Federal Cloud CTO someone with no direct "cloud" experience. I can... (more)

Cloud Computing Opinion: The Goal of "Five Nines" - 99.999% Availability - is Meaningless

Reuven Cohen's Blog Lately it seems there are a number of people in the cloud computing community who are starting to discuss alternatives to the dreaded five nines concept and looking at ways that cloud-based infrastructures could be configured/deployed in a manner that is more proactive than reactive to disasters. For about as long as there have been computer networks, administrators have attempted to keep these networks up and running. It seems to be a continuous battle between faulty hardware, poorly written software, unreliable connectivity and random acts of God. With the e... (more)

Amazon Adds Data Portability With New Import/Export Service

Amazon Web Services has announced a new AWS Import/Export feature. A potentially huge step forward for data portabilty when using the Amazon Cloud computing infrastructure. In a recent post by AWS Evangelist, Jeff Barr outlined the new functionality stating that "using a workflow similar to the one you'd use to import data, you prepare a MANIFEST file, email it to us, receive a job identifier in return, and then send us one or more specially prepared storage devices. We'll take the devices, verify them against your manifest file, copy the data from one or more S3 buckets to your ... (more)

Enomaly Launches Cloud Computing Partner Program

Enomaly, a global leader in Cloud Computing, today announced the launch of the Enomaly Partner Program to enhance the delivery of comprehensive cloud computing solutions to service providers (carriers, hosting companies, and others).  The Enomaly partner program encompasses strategic partnerships with leading hardware technology vendors, cloud computing and storage technology companies as well as a global network of systems integrators and service providers who can provide local support and services to the numerous Enomaly customers in Asia, Europe as well as North America. "The... (more)

Virtualization & Cloud Computing: Perfect Together

Reuven Cohen's Blog 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)