Christofer Hoff has proposed an interesting idea earlier today. He asked,
"How many of the cloud providers (IaaS, PaaS) support IPv6 natively or
support tunneling without breaking things like NAT and firewalls? As part of
all this Infrastructure 2.0 chewy goodness, from a networking (and security)
perspective, it's pretty important."
His post actual was a kind of epiphany which lead me to think that one of the
great things about cloud computing is in its ability to virtualize
everything. The cloud is a kind of "multiverse" where the rules of nature can
continually be rewritten using quarantined virtual worlds within other
virtual worlds (aka virtualization). The need for a traditional physical
piece of hardware is no longer a requirement or necessary.
For example VLANs don't need to differentiate between IPv4 and IPv6; the
deployment is just dual-stack, as Ethernet i... (more)
Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog
I've been a proponent of geotargeted cloud computing for a while (the ability
to geographically target compute resources). The problem is for the most part
there still really isn't any options outside of the US to do this. This type
of Geopolitical computing may very well be one of the best opportunities for
cloud computing in the future. (Security being the #1 issue.) Not only will
cloud users be able to adjust their computing environment based on geographic
demands, but also based on Geopolitical ones.
Over the last few months there has been a ... (more)
Reuven Cohen's "ElasticVapor" Blog
Over the last few weeks I've been engaged in several conversations about the
need for a common, interoperable and open set of cloud computing standards.
During these conversations a recurring theme has started to emerge. A need
for cloud interoperability or the ability for diverse cloud systems and
organizations to work together in a common way.
In my discussion yesterday with Rich Wolski of the Eucalyptus project he
described the need for a "CloudVirt" API similar to that of the Libvirt
project for virtualization. For those of you that don't know... (more)
It's been an interesting year so far for cloud computing "enablers" such as
my firm Enomaly. It's certainly not what I was expecting. The mood for big
business investing in large enterprise "cloud" infrastructures has all but
disappeared. But there is another market segment quickly picking up steam.
Recently I've seen a significant amount of interest from the smaller
traditional VPS style hosting firms looking to create what I call "mini
These mini clouds are similar to traditional virtual private servers, but
instead of using dedicated servers made up a container based ... (more)
Great post over at the Computer World blog on the subject of cloud API
standardization. In the post, Jeff Boles says "there only needs to be
standardization around a few core "activities" that are targeted more at
interoperability than uniform services and structure" He goes on to say "what
I care about, as an end user.
, is really carrying out a couple of key steps, in the same way, regardless
of who the provider is."
I also found his insight into what he describes the ability to "crawl a web
of potential services and see which APIs could be replaced or duplicated by
other ser... (more)