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(May 7, 2009) - I've just spend the last two days in Washington DC in conversations with various US government officials regarding the opportunities for cloud computing within the federal government. During these conversations it has become very clear that the topic of "Cloud Computing" is front and center within the various departmental IT strategies going forward. All the more interesting is that the term is being mandated from the highest levels including the new federal CIO Vivek Kundra who indicated cloud computing was one of the biggest revolutions technology has seen in a long time. So why does it matter what the US federal government thinks of Cloud Computing? Simple, with an IT budget of more then 70 billion dollars a year, the US government represents the largest IT consumer on the planet. With this kind of money at stake, the influence the US government i... (more)

Cloud Computing as a Euphemism

I had another random thought, it might be crazy, but I thought I'd share it. I think I may have been completely wrong in describing cloud computing as a metaphor or analogy, or more simply as Internet centric infrastructure. Let me explain, the Internet is a physical network implementation. Basically the Internet can be thought of as a network of networks interconnected linked by copper wires, fiber-optic cables, wireless connections, and other physical hardware based aspects. In contrast the world wide web is a system of systems or a series of independent but interrelated elements... (more)

CentriLogic Launches First Canadian-Based Distributed Cloud Computing Service

CentriLogic, a leading provider of hosting and managed services, today announced that it has launched the first international, multi-infrastructure cloud computing service based in Canada. The new enterprise-class cloud provides a secure and scalable on-demand computing infrastructure enabling organizations to efficiently deliver content and information services over the Web. The new cloud service enhances CentriLogic's suite of hosting and managed services including, Co-location, Private and Managed Hosting, Data Management, Security, Network and Professional Services. Utilizin... (more)

Cloud Computing Viewpoint: Is Salesforce For or Against Vendor Lock-in?

Reuven Cohen's "Elastic Vapor" Blog It's been an interesting week for Salesforce.com Chief executive Marc Benioff. The Salesforce chief called for the creation of cloud interoperability standards for moving data between applications in rival clouds. Which on the surface appears to great step forward. Problem is he was very quick to contradict himself. Marc's stance on cloud interoperability is almost as confusing as trying to follow the recent back and forth between Hugh MacLeod, Nick Carr and Tim O'Reilly's wildly crazy epic on cloud monopolies. It's been an interesting week for... (more)

Examining Cloud Compatibility, Portability and Interoperability

Over the last few months there has been a growing amount of momentum around cloud interoperability. Lately it seems that a few in the industry have gotten a little confused on the differences between Cloud Compatibility, Portability and Interoperability. So I thought it might be time to take a closer look at the various terms and how they relate as well as how they differ. First lets start with Cloud Interoperability. As I've described before, Cloud Interoperability refers to the ability for multiple cloud platforms to work together or inter-operate. A key driver of an interopera... (more)