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Late last year I received a phone call from McKinsey & Co in regards to helping provide some insights into the cost benefits of moving to a cloud computing environment. For one reason or another we were not able to connect to complete the discussion, which after the last couple days seems like a shame because that very report has been generating a tonne of buzz.  The McKinsey & Co. report titled Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing was recently made public and has been causing quite the uproar. Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and others have all written pieces quote the report saying "clouds are NOT very cost-effective" According to the Forbes article, they (McKinsey & Co) conclude that outsourcing a typical corporate data center to a cloud service would more than double the cost. Its study uses Amazon.com’s Web service offering as the price of outs... (more)

Enabling an Infrastructure for Cloudbursting

Reuven Cohen's "ElasticVapor" Blog How do you effectively enable a kind of cloud overflow in a secure yet efficient manner? Jeff Barr from Amazon Web services has come up with a great new term to describe the need to handle sudden and extreme spikes in demand by enabling a hybrid cloud computing model which combines both private data center resources and remote cloud resources such as Amazon EC2. He called this model "cloudbursting". This term seems to be quickly becoming the preferred way to describe a major problem in the emerging cloud computing space - or for some the perfect ... (more)

Gartner Includes Enomaly in New Cloud Computing Reports

We seem to be on roll lately at Enomaly. I'm happy to announce that Enomaly has been included in two new Gartner reports on Cloud Computing. I'd like to personally thank Daryl Plummer at Gartner for the honor of including our Elastic Computing Platform as an example. I found the report on Cloud 'Capacity Overdraft' particularly interesting. In the report Plummer does a great job of outlining the benefits of one of the key value propositions of cloud computing -- the ability to increase or decrease service capacity on demand and to pay for only what you use. This is commonly refer... (more)

The Future of Software Is The Cloud Application Marketplace

Recently there has been a renewed interested in Cloud Application Marketplaces. This is a repost Originally Posted Sunday, September 7, 2008 Cloud computing isn't a management model so much as a software delivery paradigm. What Apple has done with its App Store is show the world that the key to monetizing the cloud is in the delivery of the key applications and assets (music, video, ringtones) through a simple and accessible channel. With the series of recent announcements from a variety of mobile providers an exciting and potentially lucrative area in cloud computing appears to be ... (more)

Google's GDrive Cloud Storage Offering "Coming Soon"

There has been a lot of talk this week about a new cloud storage service being rolled out by Google as part of their Google App Engine offering. The announcement was part of a presentation at the Interop Conference in Las Vegas, by Mike Repass, Product Manager at Google who indicated it would be made available 'within weeks'. During the presentation, Repass said, "We started out Google AppEngine as an abstract virtualization service. Our static content solution is something we're shipping soon." He didn't provide much detail into what the interface or cost model would be used, bu... (more)