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Something interesting happen this past weekend in the new world of cyber warfare. More specifically, the emergence of the social web as the key tool in what can only be described as the first cyber revolution. Yes, I know this sounds crazy, so let me explain. Over the weekend the Iranian opposition coordinated a series of cyber attacks that successfully managed to prevent access to several pro-Ahmadinejad Iranian web sites, including the President’s homepage. Currently the attack is on going with a good portion of the key Iranian governments websites either offline or loading very slowly. What's interesting about these series of attacks is how they were organized in realtime using twitter as well other social tools. The attacks rely on the a so called people’s information warfare concept first described by Dancho Danchev in 2007. Generally the concept goes like this; ... (more)

MIT Technology Review Names Cloud Computing Players

MIT Technology Review has published a series of Cloud Computing articles in the July/August Issue hitting newstands. I had the honor of contributing to several of the articles. I would also like to personaly thank the team at Technology Review for including me in both the Key Players and Private Cloud Companies to Watch. To read the articles please see the following links. » Technology Overview: Conjuring Clouds » Industry Challenges: The Standards Question » Market Watch: Virtual Computers, Real Money » Companies to Watch Private, and Public » Open Source Projects and Research Consor... (more)

Can The Cloud Save The World?

I'm currently at a wedding, killing time reading various blog feeds. In that task, I just read a generally insightful commentary thanks to particularly ridiculous question in a post by Eric Knipp at Gartner. In the post he asks if The Cloud Will Save The World? Initially I didn't see where he was going with this idea, spending a little too much time on his so called Killer [cloud] App - Application Platform-as-a-Service (APaaS). Moving to the good stuff, he points out that cloud computing is not "an easy button - in the abstract. Someone, somewhere, has to do heavy lifting in any... (more)

CloudNet & The Case for Enterprise-Ready Virtual Private Clouds

AT&T Labs and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have published a paper called "The Case for Enterprise-Ready Virtual Private Clouds" that continues on my vision for a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). And they even gave me some credit in the paper [see reference 5] -- sort of. To recap, over a year ago I described the opportunity for what I called a Virtual Private Cloud or a method for partitioning a public computing utility such as EC2 into quarantined virtual infrastructure. A VPC may encapsulate multiple local and remote resources to appear as a single homogeneous computing ... (more)

Japanese Government Launches Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum

Over the last week I've been away at my cottage on vacation so I'm trying to catch up on my massive backlog of emails (about 5k worth). One of the more interesting was one sent earlier in the week from Masayuki Hyugaji in Japan. (I have a call with Hyugaji later this week, so I should be able to provide more details afterward) According to Hyugaji, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan has embarked in a series of new research and development activities including launching a Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum. For those who don't speak Japanese (my wife doe... (more)