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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)

EMC Creates New Cloud Category

Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog With today's EMC announcement of their cloud optimized storage (COS) platform called Atmos, we are starting to see the first time an enterprise ready attempt at a global cloud storage system. For the most part, these types of global distributed file systems have been what Chuck Hollis at EMC described as home grown solutions built by academics or hobbyists. Personally, what I found even more interesting then the actual product release was in how they described a new cloud optimized storage market segment. EMC describes cloud optimized storage a... (more)

Cloud Computing Surpasses Virtualization in Popularity

I was recently looking at Google's trends & insights tool and noticed something very interesting has happened over the last month or so. For the first time the term "cloud computing" has surpassed "virtualization" in terms of search popularity. What is all the more interesting is it took cloud computing a little over a year and half compared to nearly 5 years for virtualization to see the same level of search volumes. Astounding growth to say the least. For those unfamiliar with Google Trends, it's a service that analyzes a portion of Google web searches to compute how many searc... (more)

The Future of Web Hosting is in The Cloud

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 ac... (more)

The United Nations of Cloud Computing

With all the recent buzz around cloud computing within various governments around the globe there is one major international organization notably absent from the discussions -- The United Nations. I thought I'd take a moment to briefly explore some of the opportunities for cloud computing within the UN. To give a little background, the UN's stated aims is to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achieving world peace. I'm the first to admit that cloud computing can do a great many things, but ... (more)