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A number of users have reported that most of Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud Service in North America was unavailable Wednesday evening and early Thursday. According to a post on Amazon's forums the reason for the outage was "a lightning storm caused damage to a single Power Distribution Unit (PDU) in a single Availability Zone. While most instances were unaffected, a set of racks does not currently have power, so the instances on those racks are down. We have technicians on site, and we are working to replace the affected PDU. We do not yet have an ETA, but we expect to be able to recover the instances when we restore power. Besides these affected instances, all other instances, and all other Availability Zones, are operating normally. Users with affected instances can launch replacement instances in any of the US Region Availability Zones or wait until their insta... (more)

The Comprehension of Cloud Subjectivity

I just read an interesting paper called "A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing" and had random thought. In reading this paper, it occurred to me that the very nature of cloud computing, like the Internet itself is based on that of subjectivity or a particular subject's perspective, particularly feelings, beliefs, and desires to drive their own view point / agenda. This seems to be particularly true in the academic views of cloud computing recently. Lately it seems that just about every "academic paper" I read on the topic of cloud computing seems to push unjustified personal opinions,... (more)

Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Cloud Computing

The Cloud Security Alliance has released it's inaugural whitepaper called "Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing". The paper is being presented today at RSA outlines key issues and provides advice for both Cloud Computing customers and providers within 15 strategic domains. It is now available on the Cloud Security Alliance website at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org/guidance. According to Alliance co-founders Nils Puhlmann and Jim Reavis, the several months of collaboration on the white paper was worth the effort, "We would like to thank the many contribu... (more)

Cisco Announces New Cloud Strategy

Following upon VMWare and others, Cisco has announced a new cloud strategy focused on enablement of cloud hosting & service providers. The program called "Unified Service Delivery" focuses on service providers who want to offer cloud services publicly. According to a press release the new Cisco Unified Service Delivery solution is optimized to enable virtualization within the data center, between data centers and across the Next-Generations Networks (NGN). Like VMWare, Cisco is trying to tap into their existing ecosystem of partners to build, run and deliver new cloud services act... (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)