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Great post by Benjamin Black the current VP, Research at Joyent and former manager of Website Engineering at Amazon.com. In his post he gives an interesting insight to how Amazon Ec2 came to be. Black outlines a backstory which takes place in early 2004, "I was told jeff was interested in the virtual server as a service idea and asked for a more detailed write up of it. this i did, also incorporating a couple of requests jeff had, like the idea of a "universe" of virtuals, which i translated into network-speak as a distributed firewall to isolate groups of servers." He also points out that EC2 wasn't a production environment used to host Amazon.com but indeed a R&D project. He goes on to say "in the amazon style of "starting from the customer and working backwards", we produced a "press release" and a FAQ to further detail the how and why of what would become EC2. at... (more)

Cisco's Grand Vision for Unified Computing

In probably one of the more interesting announcements to come out of the hardware space in quite some time, Cisco today announced that the Computer is still the computer, just a virtual one inside a physical one. Actually the more interesting aspect is they've shed some more light on their Unified Computing Vision. As anyone who has followed my blog or company knows, the unification of IT is a key area of interest to me, so this news is quite exciting. First of all, what I find interesting are the similarities to the concepts within the unified cloud interface project (UCI). Our ... (more)

The Rise of the Government App Store

In a recent post to the CCIF mailing list, Bob Marcus outlined the coming opportunties and challenges facing what he described as "Government Cloud Storefronts". In the post he described Vivek Kundra's (US Federal CIO) vision for the creation of a government Cloud Storefront. This Storefront (run by GSA) which will be launched Sept 9th and will make Cloud resources (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) available to agencies with in the US federal Government. (an $80+ Billion a year IT organization). What's also interesting is the US isn't alone in the vision of centralized access points for procuri... (more)

Intel Powered High-Security Cloud Computing Platform Launched by Enomaly

Toronto, Canada, April 12 2010.  Enomaly, a leading provider of cloud computing platform software for telcos and other service providers, today announced the availability of the High Assurance Edition of the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform.  The new product enables telcos and service providers to offer their customers a cloud computing service with a higher level of security than has previously been available in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings. Through Enomaly's platform, customers can deploy applications to a service provider's cloud with confidence that the con... (more)

Examining Cloud Computing Mergers & Acquisitions

One topic that keeps reoccurring in my various conversations is the sudden interest in cloud centric M&A activities thanks in part to the recent IBM / Sun rumors. Being that I continuously find myself in the midst of a lot of the back room, off the record type conversations I thought I'd share some of my recent insights into cloud m&a. Without going into detail, lately for one reason or another I have become aware that several of the largest names in technology have put together "cloud M&A teams" focused on buying up both established cloud related companies as well as some of the... (more)