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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)

Redux: The Rise of Dark Cloud Computing

Recently Andreas M. Antonopoulos wrote a story for Computer World / Network World titled "Dark cloud computing" which seems to borrow a key concept from a post I wrote almost a year ago. So I thought I'd go ahead and repost my original "The Rise of The Dark Cloud" from Saturday, July 26, 2008 ----------- The Rise of The Dark Cloud For nearly as long as the internet has been around there have been private subnetworks called the darknets. These private, covert and often secret networks were typically formed as decentralized groups of people engaged in the sharing of information, com... (more)

NASA's NEBULA Space Cloud Computing Platform Launches

Earlier this week NASA took the wraps off a new Cloud Computing platform called NEBULA, or what I'm calling the (Space Cloud). Described as a way to manage research-class computing capacity. NASA describes NEBULA as "a Cloud Computing environment integrating a set of open-source components into a seamless, self-service platform." I found the location of the Space Cloud particularly interesting, The primary NEBULA data center is at Ames Research Center, in the Ames Internet Exchange (AIX). AIX was formerly "Mae West", one of the original nodes of the Internet, and is still a major... (more)

Enomaly Helps Best Buy Leverage the Cloud to Connect with Customers

This is a guest post written by Lars Forsberg, a partner and co-founder at Enomaly. Lars manages our professional services group which focuses on cloud related services for our enterprise customers including Intel, Best Buy, and Orange / France Telecom among others. The post originally appears on the bestbuyapps.com blog. --- In late May, Gary Koelling and Steve Bendt came to Enomaly looking for our help to realize their latest brainchild, called "Connect". We'd previously worked with Best Buy to develop an internal social networking site called "Blueshirt Nation" and we were eag... (more)

Did Western Union Invent Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Interesting post by Nick Carr in which he points to the supposed first published evidence of the concept of Cloud Computing. The proof comes in the document, dated March 30, 1965 which outlines a Western Union executive's ambitious plan to create "a nationwide information utility, which will enable subscribers to obtain, economically, efficiently, immediately, the required information flow to facilitate the conduct of business and other affairs." In a nutshell Western Union invented cloud computing. Specifically, "Just as a number of local or regional c... (more)