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Regardless of the downturn in the markets, Morgan Stanley is on track to spend more than ever on their IT budget. They seem to think that during periods of lower economic activity it gives them a rare opportunity to establish themselves in new areas of emerging technology that may give them a competitive advantage down the road. I've spent the last few days hanging out with a bunch of bankers at the annual Morgan Stanley CTO Summit in San Francisco. The invite-only event mixes the top Morgan Stanley technology personnel, emerging technology companies and key players in the venture capital world. Cloud Computing was a noticeably "hot topic" of conversation at this year's summit. My invitation to this year's event was a rare opportunity to pick the brains of the true enterprise decision-makers on the challenges as well as the opportunities for cloud computing within a l... (more)

Creating a Common Cloud Computing Reference API - Part Two

Reuven Cohen's "ElasticVapor" Blog So it would seem my cloud standardization post has hit a nerve with a few. So I would like to post a some follow on ideas I've had, since writing it. First of all I'm also not totally sold on the whether or not cloud computing is ready for a cloud standard just yet. What I do think we need is a reference implementation (Platform & Infrastructure) and common extensible API - "CloudVirt" This API may someday form the basis for a standard, but in the meantime gives us a uniform API to work against, so whether you're using Google App Engine or Force.... (more)

Sun Announces Open Cloud Platform & API

Big news from Sun Microsystems today on several fronts, first there is talk of an IBM / Sun merger and second Sun has offically unveiled their Open Cloud Platform & API. Exciting news on both fronts. As a member of the Sun Cloud Computing Strategic Advisory Council, I have been working closely with Sun since last year in an effort to guide their direction in terms of openness, portability and interoperability on their cloud efforts. These are areas I believe Sun has done a tramendous job of addressing in their latest cloud offering. Lew Tucker, Tim Bray, Craig McClanahan and the... (more)

Forget Data.gov Think RealTime.gov

With all the sudden interest in the realtime and semantic web it seems that the bigger opportunity for an open and transparent government isn't in providing a back library of data but instead providing a realtime information stream. A data stream that could provide real, tactical insight into the areas of government that are actually useful for businesses looking for an edge in this tough economic climate. In a recent quote on GCN.com , federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra indicated that he "wants to continue to move agencies away from warehousing the data they collect ... (more)

Cloud Computing Infrastructure Capacity Planning

In the run of a day I get a lot of calls from hosting companies and data centers looking to roll out public cloud infrastructures using Enomaly ECP. In these discussions there are a few questions that everyone seems to ask. How much is it going to cost? What is the minimum resources / capacity required to roll out a public cloud service? Both questions are very much related. But to get to and idea of how much your cloud infrastructure is going to cost, you first need to fully understand what your resource requirements are and how much capacity (minimum resources) will be required ... (more)